Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Megan's Letter 2/21/17

Hey y'all! Sorry P-day was changed to today because of the holiday yesterday!

We had a pretty good week here in Alabama!(:

Happy late Valentine's Day!! We had Zone Training so we got to celebrate together.

​It was also Jill's birthday! So I made her a painting because we owe her big time for how often she goes out with us.

We may also be feeding this cat.. (sorry dad) Yes it is in our apartment in this picture, NO it does not live with us.. But we wish it could!

​In other news we had a miracle this week! We were at the church teaching our favorite 11 year old, Shawn, when we heard the church phone ring. I went and picked it up! The voice said "Hi my name is Stephen. I read about John Smith and I want to be baptized!" or something to that effect. So we got his address and met with him just an hour later. Turns out he is super sincere! He studied with the Elders about a year ago (thus the John Smith mix up) and said he is now ready to be baptized. He came to church on Sunday too! He is schizophrenic but he takes his medicine. We love Stephen!

We also ran into Maurice, who we found and baptized here over a year ago! Haha oh man, this guy. He struggles but I love him. We are going to try to get him back in church, and hopefully our ward employment specialist is going to help him find a job!

Sister Tunuufi and I both spoke at church on Sunday! I was able to speak on spiritual strengthening and came up with just a few ways we can strengthen ourselves every day. One of those ways is through the scriptures! Robert D. Hales has said:

“For when we want to speak to God, we pray. And when we want Him to speak to us, we search the scriptures; for His words are spoken through His prophets. He will then teach us as we listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

If you have not heard His voice speaking to you lately, return with new eyes and new ears to the scriptures. They are our spiritual lifeline.” 

I have found so much strength and comfort in the scriptures. They truly are our spiritual lifeline! I'm so grateful for what they teach me every day. I encourage everyone to pick up and read their scriptures for at least 5 minutes every day! I promise you will notice a difference in the way you feel.

I will be losing Sister Tunuufi to Mississippi this week. ): I will miss her, but it will be great to get to know Sister Cullimore!

Have a great week y'all <3

-Sister Merrill

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