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 1, 2012

          This week was another good week.  We met an active member from another ward in Lingayen this week and as we were talking she said she had a brother in our ward boundaries.  We found her brother Tyson and started teaching him.  After the first lesson we challenged him to be baptized and he accepted, and after the second we invited him to come to church.  Well he came to church and knows some of the people there as well.  It was just a great referral we are so glad that we found him.  We found another investigator that is the referral from a referral from a referral of a less active.  The less active is not very interested in returning, neither was her referral, or even her referral, but now... we have found someone who is interested in our message.  I saw almost the best reaction I've seen from someone I've taught when Elder Sagayno told them God had a telephone and you could call him. Our investigator was super excited and very enthusiastically asked how they could talk to God.  Elder Sagayno then explained that all you had to do was pray. Our investigators were very willing to pray after that.  

       We are also teaching the Victorio family, they are active, but the Bishop asked if we could teach them because they are preparing for the Temple.  It is really cool to see their family.  I see them as an example of where the people I am teaching can be in a short time if they hearken unto our message.  It is pretty exciting.  
Right now I am trying to help the less actives remember their spiritual experiences, or have those experiences.  There are a lot of less actives that say they've never prayed and asked if the Book of Mormon was true.  When times become hard people must rely on personal spiritual experiences to stay active, so for less actives either they don't have those experiences or they don't remember them to rely on them.  Anyway thats what I'm up to and it is going well.  I will write again of course next week.  Sorry it's short
Have a good week, keep your head up, and smile.
                                             Elder Nathaniel J. Merrill

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