is leaving me and being switched to English speaking. He is super excited.
My new companion is Elder Santiago - yep - I am going back with my trainer.
He has been out serving a little more than a year now. I'm excited because we
already know each other so it should be pretty fun. I am staying in my area in
Little Rock but I am no longer district leader. It's all good though. I learned a
lot from being a leader and am so grateful for the opportunity I had to lead. A
lot of other changes took place with this transfer. They split up all of our zones.
We now have 11 zones instead of 6 and there are 4 missionaries who will serve
as Assistants to the President. It will be different but I think a lot of good things
will come from the change.
This past week was pretty normal. It was a really good week to end the transfer
on. We found a couple of new really awesome people to teach so hopefully they
are still around next week. It's really weird to think that I have been serving as a
missionary for eight months. I still feel like a greenie some days.
Sounds like a lot is happening back home. That's awesome Grandma Rae turned
90! As always - Thanks for everything! The church is true! Love you all!
Love Elder Merrill
Elder Merrill and Elder Gonzalez
Hermana Quigley, Hermana Keller,
Elder Jorgensen, Elder Sweeten,
Elder Gonzalez and Elder Merrill
The ALRM Spanish Zone
All together -in 2 separate places