Hola everyone! All continues to go well here in Memphis. So
yesterday Hermana Keller and I performed a musical number in
sacrament meeting. We played "Come Unto Jesus." I accompanied
on the piano and she played her flute. I think it went well. I sat my
iPad on the bench with the cover closed to record it so that's why it
is dark. I have a video of a practice I can try to send later. Enjoy!
awesome to actually prepare something and perform again. It makes
me want to get better on the piano when I return home. I have been
learning how to play the guitar a little bit out here. I know a couple
songs. I have decided I really want to take a guitar class in college
now. Music is so awesome!
This week was good. We were able to find more new investigators!
It is so great to finally be able to expand our teaching pool. Ricardo
is so awesome. We had a little scare with him this week. His phone
wasn't working on Friday so we went to visit him. When we knocked
on his door we saw him walk up to the door but he didn't answer. We
got a little worried thinking he didn't want to meet with us anymore. We
decided to stay in the area and knock a few doors. By doing this we
ended up finding a really cool guy named Eduardo. The next day we
were able to visit Ricardo again and he is still solid. Blessings!
I had a super awesome experience reading my patriarchal blessing this
week. Sometimes I get down about baptisms - I just want to baptize
everyone! In my blessing there is a section about my mission and being
a missionary. I have read it many times before but this past week when I
read it again it changed my whole outlook regarding my mission. The part
that caught my eye talks about how I will see success in the people that
work around me and how that will bring me joy. Looking back I now realize
people who are around me have always succeeded. It has honestly been
amazing because I love being out here and being a missionary. I have really
learned this past year that seeing other people happy makes me happy too!
The mish is awesome! Patriarchal blessings are awesome!
I have a huge testimony of them. I read my blessing a couple times a week -
I love it so much!
This week we have Zone Conference so I am super pumped. They are
always awesome. I always look forward to being taught by President.
I have learned so much out here while serving the Lord. I also learned
recently that my release date will by July 3, 2018. I am going to make the
most of each and every day I get to wear my missionary tag! Thanks for
everything! I love you guys!
Love Elder Merrill
This is Ricardo.
He has a baptismal date set for August 26.
We love him!
The Memphis 6-pack
Service with a Smile
P-day at the MEMPHIS ZOO