Hello my dear family!! This week have been great! The Lord has really blessed us this week.We have been trying to get in to see a referral that we have received about a month ago from Sister Warnick a missionary that serves at Camp Zarahemla. I think I told you all about this but she gave us a referral for someone that she had met up there. Her name is Stacey. Stacey is in her 40's and she has 4 kids. Her oldest is 20 and her youngest is 3. She is the sweetest!! We had tried to go over there a couple of times to get in with her but every time something was a bad time and she was busy and had stuff going on. We had an appointment scheduled with Jennifer our new investigator at 3 on Wednesday but she ended up not showing up so we decided to go and stop by Stacey. When we knocked on her door and she opened it she looked like she was going to turn us away and not lets us in. She asked us how long this was going to take and we told her that it could be a short visit. She lets us in and we sat down. Well turns out that Stacey has a whole lot of questions! She asked if her daughter Yesenia could sit in and so she did. We were there for 2 hours. haha She asked us all sorts of stuff from our life her on earth to morals and standards. They were so receptive! It was a miracle!! We have a return appointment with them this Wednesday at 3:30.
We got a text message from Adrian this week on Tuesday asking us if he could get a ride to church on Sunday. We were so excited and got everything set up for someone to meet us at his house to pick up and take him to church. We got a text from him Sunday morning telling us that his Mom and Dad don't want him coming to church with us and that they have chosen to go to a different church. It made me sad to think that he had such an amazing experience knowing that God listens to him and hears his prayers but he wasn't able to receive the fulness of the gospel because of his parents. BUT! One day he will be able to make that choice for himself and listen to the missionaries. He will always remember that experience. It makes me think of that scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 101:16 where the Lord says for us to be comforted concerning Zion because all flesh is in his hands. He knows what need to happen for Adrian and his family. What we did was plant a seed.
We had a really crazy experience this last weekend. So Long story short is, Lainey was driving to work on Friday morning and this car at the end of our lane and this girl sleeping in this sleeping bag next to it. She called Sis. Prest and told her that she thinks that she should make her some toast or something and take it to her. So after I had gotten in the shower I walked downstairs and started making my breakfast, Sis. Prest was making this breakfast to take to this women and told me everything that was going on. She leaves and hops on her bike and heads down the lane. About 10 mins later she come back and there is this car that is following her. She comes inside and tells me that this girl didn't know whether to got Utah or back to Seattle.... haha So this girl somes in the house and sits down and we start chatting. We find out her name is Lynn and she is from Texas. She has been living in Seattle for a while now and she wants to go to Utah because there is a boy there that she thinks is the right one for her. She met this boy when she was in China about 5 years ago.. she tells us this big huge story about when she first went to Utah and it really is just the craziest thing that I don't even know where to start. She realized that we were all mormons and just couldn't believe it. She said she has wanted to learn more about what we believe. She has been to temple square and said she just felt so much peace there. This was probably the only time that I will ever teach the lessons in my pajamas at 7:30 in the morning with a towel on my head. It was so crazy!! She stayed with the Prests all of Friday and spent the night there on Friday night. We ended up teaching her again on Friday night all about prayer and about Heavenly Father. It was a really surial experience and just really interesting and really cool!! How she ended up on our lane, at the only house in the area that houses missionaries, is really only by God. While she was here she met 3 different sets of missionaries. If there is one thing that I have learned from this is that the Lord really is on the details of our lives.
Well my dear family, I love you all!! This week has been another really fantastic growing experience and being able to see that the Lord is willing to grant us our desires. We just have to push through our adversities to see the light.
I know this church is true. Have a great week!!
Love, Sis. Mecham