May 26, 2014

Mom,

Well, the area I cover is in Millcreek and it is in between Sugarhouse and Murray.  The street I am near is 900e in between the 3300s and 3900s. The real address is 3625s 900e #10.

My companion, Elder Andela, and I are getting along great! He is always trying to do what is right and following the rules.  Now, one of the elders we share an apartment with, that is a different story.  I won’t go into details but there are some minor rules that he does not want to follow but his companion is cool. He is another Ukrainian elder and he is from New York farming area and he tries to do what is right but it is a little hard with a companion like the one he has.

The teaching in my area is a little hard because neither of  us know what is in our area.  We try to contact people but most of them are at work so we try to come when it is ok for them but they are never home. We do a  lot of rescheduling. I think the more we work at it we will find the work.  That is what’s going on over here.

I am glad that I can be out here are serve those around me.  I know that as we give service we are also serving our Heavenly Father like it says in Mosiah 2:17. “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of you fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.”

Now to answer your question about the hike…I have  gone on 3 hikes and 2 of them with President Eberhardt  so I am not sure which hike you saw pictures of.  I got to go and just want to say that I love you!

Elder Merkley