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, October 8, 2012

I hope you all enjoyed General Conference.  I am excited to see it but will have to wait until Saturday and Sunday of this week.  
         This week we had some good success with finding.  It's easy to find people to teach, but that doesn't always mean those people will progress.  This week we found people that really seem 'elect'.  We had one investigator ask 'Do you guys meet somewhere?'  'Where is it, can I come?'   Well yes, yes you can.  We found another less active that we met Saturday and she showed up on Sunday Morning with her whole family.  We found another investigator who said I'll just go to church with my neighbor (less active).  Then the Investigator took the entire less active family to church.  Our other investigator not only went to church but also took the initiative to go to the ward activities that we told him about.  All these people are just showing up in one week.
        We also taught this one old man named Oscar again.  After the first lesson with Oscar I didn't think we'd ever go back, he told us he would never come to church and would never pray, but one day we ended up with no appointment and near his house so we dropped by to teach him again.  Surprisingly he let us in, and he understood very well. We told him that the book of Mormon has the account of Jesus in the America's he said well of course they would write about it if Jesus came.  At the end of the lesson he even prayed, and further he agreed to pray about the Book of Mormon.  Elder Sagayno said 'well maybe he forgot about never praying'.   We had another less active named Bobby who is really shy and doesn't want to pray.  Last week we put him on our schedule as a back up plan because he is always gone, so even though we told him we'd be coming we didn't make it.  This week we dropped by and taught him, we was concerned that we were mad at him because he didn't pray in our last lesson and then didn't come.  Oh he is such a sweet innocent and childlike person in all the best ways.  We assured him we were very much not mad and expressed our love for him, and then he even prayed at the end.  I think he prayed because he wants us to keep coming back.  He is a very sweet man.  
Have a good week, keep your head up, and smile.
                                                                           Elder Nathaniel J. Merrill

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