Elder Merrill's Current Address

Elder Merrill's Current Address

Elder Nathaniel Merrill
Philippines Baguio Mission
PO Box 7 (po box for letters only)
Brgy: San Vicente East
Urdaneta City, Pangasinan 2428

Monday, June 4, 2012

So this week there was a storm.  Not a Hurricane, maybe a tropical
storm.  All I know is that it had a name, Ambo.  This was the first
storm of the season, hence the name starting with A and means we are
definitely in the rainy season.  With our storm came heavy wind and
rain, and this was just a small storm.   The last few days there has
been more rain than sun.  It rains all day, and then it rains all
night.  Back in December I bought an Umbrella, and for the first time
this week I used it.  Yesterday was a particularly interesting day.
Firstly, at church a person shows up who I have never seen before.  I
asked the first councilor in the bishopric, who knows every member
less active or not, who it was.  He responded I don't know it must be
an investigator.  Now it is not very often that an investigator shows
up to church that the missionaries do not already know.  Then we as
the missionaries very quickly and excitedly tried to find out why they
had come to church and how we could help them.   It turns out that a
member invited this investigator to church and she took the
prerogative to come by herself. The member who invited came (luckily)
but the investigator was the first to arrive, which is what caused
much of our original confusion about her.  We later went to the
member's house and set an appointment to teach the investigator at the
member's house later this week.
      Yesterday again, but now in the evening we found ourselves
walking home with the other  Elders in Pozorrubio.  It was heavy rain
and the 4 of us were hurrying to try and get home before 9:30 and the
time is 9:15 and we are two miles away.  We had been walking already
for about a half hour and because of the time and the rain there was
absolutely no ride for us.  No one was out at all except for us.  We
had already been walking for a long time and then one lone tricycle
drives by.  This tricycle by my estimate was particularly small, but
nevertheless four wet Elders climbed into the small tricycle. This has
been one of many experiences where we find ourselves far away and by
sheer luck on our part we manage to get home on time.  This letter is
really short this week because we have a lot to get done today, but I
thank you all for your prayers and letters.

Good luck to you all and have a wonderful week,
Elder Nathaniel J. Merrill

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