Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Hey familia!

Let me tell y'all a funny story:

So we went over to Miss Ruby's house on Saturday morning. She is super old and is too sick to come to church so we go over and play a round of skippy-bo with her once a week. She told Sister Mackelprang to get a book off of a shelf for her. Sister Mackelprang couldn't find it so Ruby got down on her hands and knees to find it herself before we could even stop her! So there she was stuck on the ground and she couldn't get back up (don't worry she was laughing about it the entire time). Anyways we tried for about 20 minutes to help her get up and it was so hilariously unsuccessful that we decided to go and get her neighbor, Steve, that we had just talked to before we went in her apartment. Steve came over and when he tried to pick her up Ruby starts screaming, "RELEASE ME HENRY, RELEASE ME!" I have no idea who Henry is... Anyways, then he put her back down on the ground and then I went over and we both got her up on to the couch. It was so funny/terrifying. We all had a good laugh afterwards, hence the picture to commemorate the occasion.

We set a baptismal date for Jakiva and her daughter Taylor for December 6th! We're pretty pumped about it, but at the same time a lil nervous since she asks a lot of off the wall questions that make it seem like she doesn't understand what the heck is going on. But hey she came to church yesterday and the members were really sweet to her. We are hopeful that the spirit will secure her desire.

Yesterday was the most miraculous Sunday ever. There have been a couple of middle school aged girls, Jessica and Anna, that have been coming to church for the last month and we didn't know they weren't members! So finally we were able to set up a time to meet with them and get the ball rolling. Brother Smith taught them in Sunday school and afterwards he told us he gave them Book of Mormons and committed them for baptism! What the awesome! Also, in the YSA branch a married member of the hixson ward came and he brought his friend from his internship. Her name is Renada and she is adorable, she looks just like Emma Watson! We fit right in and we are going to have our first lesson with her this week! There be miracles droppin from da ceiling all over the place! Holla!

I love all of y'all!!!

Love Sister Andrea Merrell

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