mission homecoming. Elder Sweeten is awesome! He definitely
helped me out a lot. I will really miss seeing him in the mission
field. Sounds like yesterday was a missionary Sunday with the
homecoming and a mission farewell. I can't believe all those
guys are all starting to leave on their missions and that I have
almost hit my year mark! It literally blows my mind.
This week has been good. Elder Smalley is so awesome and we
get along great! He came out one transfer after me and I had met
him a few times before so already knew each other a little. It's
really going to be a great transfer!
As far as the Lord's work goes - this week was pretty normal. We
had a good lesson last night with a new investigator we picked up
at an English class this last week. We showed up for the lesson
and he was there and already had the pamphlets and a Book of
Mormon with him. We found out that he had talked with some
missionaries almost two years ago. He told us he was ready to
listen to our message again so we will see where things go with him.
We did have a little adventure this week. We lost power on Friday
for about 7 hours. It was mostly during our morning hours where we
are actually in our apartment. Let's just say it was hard to stay awake
during personal study in the dark - haha. We did lose a little bit of food
in the fridge. Hopefully I have enough to last me the week because I
have no more MSF for this month. I used it all on the food that was in
the refrigerator. But all is well.
I can't believe the water is all the way up to the front lawn of the cabin at
Bear Lake and I'm not there to enjoy it! Oh well - missions always require
a sacrifice right? But really - I would NOT trade this experience I'm having
serving the Lord for the world. I am so blessed to represent my Savior
and serve him everyday! The church is true!
I love you guys! Have an awesome week!
Love Elder Merrill
This is the biggest Baptist Church in Tennessee -
and pretty sure one of the biggest in the South
Mini-Golfing P-day party today!
My companion Elder Smalley is in the blue shirt
It was awesome to see the Bourdrero's on transfer day last week
Elder Merrill sent this video to his Dad today for his birthday!
It made us laugh so hard and love him even more!
Elder Sweeten's Homecoming - June 25, 2016
It was really fun to meet him and hear stories about Elder Merrill