Subject: "Lucifer is raging in the hearts of men. We are living in the last days. They are being swept away. WE'VE GOT TO BE GOOD AND WE'VE GOT TO BE BRAVE!"
This was something that Elder Ballard told us on Saturday when he came to speak to our mission. It was amazing!! I was standing about a foot away from an Apostle of the Lord for about 3-4 hours. Literally sitting at his feet and listening to the council he had to give. Knowing that the whole time he was speaking by the spirit. It is something that I will never forget. We got to also hear from Elder Maynes and Elder Risenmay. Everything that they said to us was so inspiring!! Some of the things that I learned from our conference:
- The power of diligence and the power of a testimony.
- The power of my calling as a missionary and as a member of church.
- Talk to EVERYBODY
- We've got to be good and we've got be brave.
- Don't let anything dampen your enthusiasm or desire to serve.
Something he also said about our work and the gospel is: " Anxiously engage in giving it away" I LOVED THAT! So good!! As you sat and listened to him you could feel that love of the Lord has for all of his children. I want so badly to repeat that day!! It was amazing! At the end of our conference as he was finishing his remarks he left of blessing on us. It was so powerful! I can't even describe the feelings that I felt. It was truly life changing.
This week we again weren't able to get in with Amanda. We sent her a text and never heard back from her but we are going to call her today and try to get in with her. We talked to the ward about it and ask for some assistance in helping her and fellowshipping the family. I'm really excited to see the way that this is taking the ward and how they are going to be more involved.
Stacey is doing great! She had a lot of homework this week and so we didn't get to teach her but we did have dinner with her on Monday night and it was so great!! She was the cutest! She made us real authentic Mexican food!! It was delicious! We got to chat with her and got to know her better. It was most definitely needed. Her husband came home after we had finished dinner and we got to finally meet him! It was really good. We were laughing and talking and just helping him see that we are human too. Really wonderful experience. She then came up to Camp Zarahemla on Friday night for the Relief Society retreat. She got there and Sister Pratt and I had been there for about 2 hours and had to go. We thought she would be up there sooner but life happened and it pushed her schedule back. She got there and just cried. She had a math test that didn't go well and she was just stressed. We talked about how this was going to be something good for her and Satan knew it so he was putting everything in her path to make her not go. But she made it! She pushed through and did it! The women welcomed her and it was wonderful!! We left her and knew that those women would take really good care of her.
We've been having a really successful week in meeting with the members and helping them with their missionary work! They all have responded really well to the invitations and the challenges that we have left with them. It is great!! Lisa and Brother Moore are really catching the vision and always make sure that when they have us for dinner that they have someone there for us to teach and help. It is wonderful!
Well my dear family, Things are going really well and they are starting to pick up. Transfer calls are on Saturday night and I just have a feeling that I will be leaving Naches. Sis. Pratt will be done with her training at the end of this week so she will need to spread her wings and fly. ;) haha It will all work out the way it is suppose to.
I love you all!! Have a great week!!!
Love, Sister Mecham :)