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

Sunday, October 21, 2012

      We have a couple really progressing investigators right now.  Funny thing is, we haven't been able to teach our progressing investigators very much.  That is Tyson who is never home. And the Mendoza family who are also rarely home. They are always not home, or busy(and when I say busy I mean really busy not the we just want you to go away busy.)  Whenever we see them, which seems usually to be as we are walking and we see them somewhere, we invite them to come to church, and guess what, they do.  So they are coming to church, they just only get taught on average once a week.
    Yesterday at church our Gospel Principles teacher didn't show up, which meant I had to teach it.  That was fun, but I miss our Gospel Principles teacher, she is really good plus I feel like the investigators should get to learn from someone other than the missionaries once in a while.  We also had a lot of people come to church yesterday.  We had the children, of a family we used to teach come to church.  That family wasn't progressing so we stopped going to them, well the kids got the idea and decided to come to church to ask us to come teach them again. We taught and the family said that in two weeks they will all come to church.  They told us that straight up when we arrived, we asked what about next week, they say they are busy next week, but in two weeks... Well I think they will really come because they decided that on their own before we got there.  We had another member who is often late show up at church before we did.
We were there at 810 and saw Julie Ann and her mom already there.  To top it off they were sick.  Finally I figured out why they were there, Julie Ann was saying the prayer in Sacrament meeting.  Because they were sick they left right after Sacrament meeting, but it is good to see people keep commitments.  
         I also worked with Elder Adams this week on exchanges.  Elder Adams is only 3 weeks in the field.  He is really good.  He doesn't speak Tagalog too well yet but he is pretty good.  It is always fun to work with new missionaries, it kind of reminds you of your own first days as a missionary.  Anyway with him we found this one lady who didn't seem that interested in the gospel. I pulled out the plan of salvation pamphlet and said it answers the questions of where we come from, our purpose in life and where we go after this life.  Elder Adams asked her "Can you answer those questions for us.'  She said she didn't know the answers so we asked which one she most wanted to know.  Then we taught her a wonderful little lesson about Our purpose in life.  She was very nice and we will go back.  It was a pretty fun lesson though.  We are doing well.

Have a good week, keep your head up, and smile.
                                             Elder Nathaniel J. Merrill

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