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, September 3, 2012

July 16th, 2012

    Well we have had an interesting week this week.  Our week started rather slow, we were not having very many lessons or meeting receptive people.  On Tuesday after not having a single lesson in the day we were heading home and some kid yelled something.  I though he was talking to us, but he wasn't, but when we approached he said 'I'll go tell my sister the missionaries are here.'  We found a former investigator family that has been taught before.  They were very receptive towards us and already knew a lot about the restoration. 

      This week we found a few new less actives here in Pozorrubio.  We found a lady that has been less active for more than 20 years.  She was super nice, but she super didn't want to come back to church.  It's harder when the people are nice but don't accept you.  Sometimes when somebody is mean you find it hard to love them, hard to care for them, you walk away and might think "boy that guy was mean.'  But when people are so nice it's sad.  It is so easy to feel for them, you know that they are making a horrible choice by turning you away, but there isn't much you can do.  The thought is more like "boy, she is nice, I really don't want her to go to hell."  We have some investigators and less actives that are very nice people, but they just don't accept the message, it is so very sad.  
      We had one investigator family that is very nice, they are also receptive, and they also recently moved so we are not teaching them anymore.  Their move came somewhat suddenly, suddenly enough that they thought they weren't going to be able to tell us before they moved.  What happened was they were talking with a member and they were in tears, because they thought they were going to move before seeing the missionaries again.  We were informed that if we had time we should visit the family, so we did, and we found out they were moving and taught a last lesson there.  We later found out from the member how excited our investigators were that we came again and how sad they had been when they thought we weren't coming.  We are going to have to refer them to missionaries in their new location. (Very far away from here.)  
       In church yesterday I gave a talk, the other speaker went long so the Bishop told me I only had 5 minutes.  So I gave a very shortened condensed talk, it was alright.  The real news from sacrament meeting though was from other talks.  One of the other speakers spoke on the Law of Chastity, they gave a very fine talk, our only problem was we received a lot of questions from investigators after that.  Most of them thought the Law of Chastity was just a good suggestion.  We had to teach the Law of Chastity a lot more times than we expected on Sunday.  Overall it was good.  

     Do you know what I miss most?  I want to go to the Temple!!!!!
Have a good week, keep your head up, and smile.
                                             Elder Nathaniel J. Merrill

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