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 9th, 2012

    This week has been a rather good week.   First off, we met President Monahan this week.  He is really great, he is really smart too ( he is a lawyer).  We went to our district meeting on Tuesday in Urdaneta and afterwards I went to pick something up from the mission office, and there was President Monahan.  We talked with him for a little bit, he is trying to learn Tagalog.  He said that Elder Oaks blessed him before his mission that he would be able to learn Tagalog.  
     The next day, Wednesday, we had a meet the President conference in which our entire Zone as well as 2 other zones came to Urdaneta for a quick zone conference.  President Monahan spoke and taught us about the Gospel.  He talked a lot about obedience and prayer.  It was really good, we are really glad to have him here.  He is really good at the scriptures.  He knows and can quote a lot of scriptures.  He also mentioned that sometimes he will come work with the missionaries for teaching appointments. He didn't say just Zone leaders or District leaders, but all the missionaries, so he may come work with us sometime.  That will be fun.  

This week I have seen a lot of part member families making progress.  There are several families in particular that I was told that the nonmember was very unreceptive.  In each case we went to the house, spoke with the nonmember and asked them to join with us for our short lesson.  Every time the nonmember joined with us and as far as we saw was receptive.  Of course it is only one visit, but in each case I was told these people wouldn't even face the missionaries or join in discussion.   So far, every time we have gotten return appointments and it is looking as if we will have the chance to complete some of these part member families. Sometimes the part member family is only part member because the missionaries didn't focus much on the family and left one member behind, not so much because that person is unreceptive.  

This letter is really short this week, I have a lot of things I am trying to do today.  

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