I'm staying in Little Rock with Elder Anderson. We are so excited
to continue serving together.
This week was good. Tuesday we went up to Sherwood to visit
our Spanish Branch mission leader and work out a mission plan
for the Branch. We have been helping him a lot because he is
pretty new in this calling. I feel the Branch is starting to improve
but there's always room for improvement! It is our hope and our
prayer that we as missionaries can help the people here even
more this next transfer.
Wednesday was fun. While Elder Anderson went to a leadership
conference I stayed here and did a blitz with Elder Ralph. He is an
English missionary in the area next to ours. We had a good day and
visited with some of his investigators. It was fun to get to know him
and meet some new people.
Friday we did our weekly planning and studies. Then we watched
the broadcast of President Monson's funeral. It was truly amazing.
What an amazing example of service and love. After the broadcast
we went out proselyting and found a marine recruiting office. We met
some cool guys there and had an awesome gospel conversation with
them. While we taught them about the gospel they taught us about the
Marines! It actually was a really neat experience. We also had to take
our car in to get an oil change and rotate the tires. That ended up taking
forever and we didn't get to proselyte much more after that.
Saturday we were on our bikes the whole day. We went to an apartment
complex we hadn’t been to before and met some really cool people. So -
some success! We are going back next week to teach a couple lessons.
Sunday we watched the church broadcast. I really enjoyed the messages.
My eyes were really opened about the atonement. I loved reading about
your experience with the Goodwin’s going to the temple. I am so happy
for their family and feel blessed to have been a small part of and witness
Tod's conversion experience. This true gospel can bring so much peace
and happiness and I am so grateful and blessed to be out here sharing it!
This week Elder Smalley is coming to stay at our apartment so that will be
fun to see him again. Elder Anderson and I are looking forward to spending
another transfer together and working hard. There is still lots of work to do
here in Little Rock! I love you guys! Have a great week!
Love Elder Merrill
We love Guillermo!