mission has come to an end. My last week was slow - hardly anything
happened. After we baptized our investigators we just didn’t have too
many people left to teach. We did visit Jack and Kenny a few times
which was great. I will always remember them.
As I look back on the past two years serving as a missionary here in the
Arkansas Little Rock Mission so many things come to mind. There have
been so many ups and downs, lefts and rights, forwards and backwards.
Having experienced both the Southern and Hispanic cultures I know I am
better rounded person - I know I am a better person now. There are so
many things I have loved and learned. Here are 10 of them:
1. Experiencing new cultures.
2. Eating crazy foods
3. Having awesome companions
4. Getting to know the members in my areas
5. Witnessing people come into Christ
6. Learning a new language
7. Learning how to see people as God sees them
8. Realizing my parents were right about everything
9. Having two awesome mission presidents
10. Being changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ
I feel like I have changed. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is amazing and
it is powerful enough to change anyone who lives it. I know that the Book
of Mormon contains the fullness of the Gospel and if we study it everyday
we will come closer to Christ. I know that Joseph Smith truly saw God the
Father and his son, Jesus Christ. They spoke to him and ordained him a
prophet to usher in this last dispensation. I’m so thankful for a living prophet
today and the twelve apostles. They lead this church through revelation. I
hope that as we each continue down the path of discipleship we will continue
to improve and push ourselves to love and serve others every day.
I want to thank everyone for the support you have given me. It really meant
a lot to me. I love you all and can’t wait to see you!
Love Elder Merrill
RIP Elder Merrill - Good-bye ALRM
THE BOOK OF MORMON IS TRUE!!!
Elder Asay & Elder Merrill - SERVICE WITH A SMILE!
THE GOSPEL MAKES US HAPPY!
Elder Merrill with the Kistners
A message on Facebook from Sister Kistner
"Sweet missionary going home this week - Elder Merrill.
You can tell by my red eyes how much I am going to miss
him. We do so love the young missionaries. At a time many
young people are only thinking of themselves, they give
themselves to serving others and teaching the gospel.
We wish every good thing in life for him and will miss him!"
One last meal with Elder Merrill in the Wahlquist Home