Monday, March 6, 2017

Megan's Letter 3/6/17

Hey y'all this week was SO good. I am just so happy to be here.

Stephen is progressing every day! We saw him twice this week. He is really trying hard to quit smoking. We committed him to stop completely on Friday! He came to church yesterday and said he hasn't smoked one since we last talked. That is a miracle because he had been smoking 3 packs a day!

Another miracle was that we got to see Charlotte finally! Her mom passed last Sunday so she is having a hard time. I am grateful that she has a knowledge of the Plan of Salvation and that she knows she will see her mom again. I was talking on the phone with her last Monday and she brought up a really good point. She said that God does not keep us safe, he keeps us secure. That is so true! God isn't going to stop trial and tribulation from coming into our lives, because that's how we grow! He will, however, keep us secure in those trials.

Alma 36:3 says

"...whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day."

 I love Charlotte so much. We are hoping to go over another day this week but it can be hard since she lives allllll the way out in Lexington.

We spent a good minute with Lindsey this week! We went to this historical Indian Mound here in Florence! There has been some speculation that this mound could have been built by the Nephites because of the time period, and an ancient Native American story about a great and last battle with a "great white people". Of course the museum said nothing like that. (:

​We also went to the walking bridge with her!

Sister Cullimore hit her year mark on the same day I hit my 15 month mark! So we went downtown on our bikes (yes I biked, pick your jaw up off the floor) to get Ice Cream and take a few pictures!(:

​ Zone Training was last week as well.

Anyway it was a great week here in Florence!

I hope y'all had a great week too. (: Talk to you next week!!

-Sister Merrill

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