Oh my dear family!
Holy cow! This week has been one of the craziest weeks. So much has happened and it just warms my heart. If there is one thing that I have learned this week is that the Spirit is so essential to everything that we do as missionaries! At the MTC they drill it in our heads that we have to teach by the spirit but when it comes down to it we have to apply it to our lessons ourselves. This week I learned that it matters the most.
Last week when I wrote you all I forgot to tell you all about Sister Burton my companion! Oh my there just isn't enough time to tell you everything. But imagine this... The little girl from Remember the Titians as a 23 yr. old.. Yup that is Sister Burton. hahaha She is so crazy fun and loves the gospel! She is from Olympia Washington and is coming to Kennewick with me! She is really relaxed and I'm a little more uptight so we balance each other out. I love teaching with her! We have just gotten to the point where the lessons flow and there's no problem in knowing what the other person is going to say. It really is a blast!
This week Sister Burton and I did A LOT of teaching. We had some serious awesome experiences! So one of our investigators from the TRC is Sarah. She was referred to us by her friend Polly and has no religious background. Her sister has cancer and is not doing well at all. Sarah pretty much raised her sister and is just having a really hard time with all of it. We met with her on Tuesday and oh my goodness! That lesson was so powerful! She started asking questions about the Plan of Salvation and being able to see her sister after this life. I got to bare my testimony of how I know that after this life we will be with those we love. I shared with her our family story about Grandma and how I know that she is getting ready to leave this life and pass on and how hard it was for me to say goodbye knowing that she might not be here when I got home. It was so powerful! If there is one thing that I have learned from that particular lesson is that the Plan of Salvation is real! My testimony of it has sky rocketed and there is no way that I can deny it. Oh my I love this gospel. :)
One of our other investigator Charly ( a.k.a. Sister Metzger our teacher) committed to BAPTISM! Holy cow it was so awesome! We were so excited that she said yes that we forgot to even set a date with her! hahah So the next time that we met with her we set a date for Nov. 24. :) Sister Burton and I couldn't help but dance down the hallways.
This church is true. I know. I have seen the happiness that it has brought to my life and the lives of the people that I have met since I got to the MTC. I'm excited/scared to leave on Tuesday but I know that what I am about to do is all in the Lords hands. Love you all!!
Sister Mecham will be leaving the MTC on Tuesday morning for Kennewick!
Her mission home address is:
Washington Kennewick Mission
8202 West Quinault Ave