Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Dec 31 Weasel of a time!

short letter. typing on a tv. that wasn't ghetto speak dat' was country. my companion just came from 5 months in the sticks. thousands of gunshots night. it sounded lil' like a firefight. about 15 minutes skraight after midnight. everybody out on da skreet shootin guns. it was a weasel of a time. things is right good here. 

 other than that not much else going on here.  finished "Believing Christ" My Gospel understanding just skyrocketed. Its a good book. 
Other than that. not much going on here. I'll send the tape i n the next couple days.
 -Elder Meyerink


Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Dec 10 Baptism

Anyways, Missionary work is going great. Percell is getting baptized on Saturday. We are hoping to have a Church tour with Earnest Tuesday. And we have Mission Conference this week. Ill see if I cant send you guys notes from all the conferences and meeting he have had. 

Thanks for Everything, 

 Elder Meyerink


Monday, December 3, 2012

2012 Dec 3 Picture of Santa's visit

I just had a long letter to  President Perry, that's always a first. It was a bit long. Not much goes on enough to talk about. By the time it gets to you, or you send something I can share, lessons have already been taught and so on. I'm doing fine, I still have my watch. I do still live in America, there is a Wal-Mart, Walgreens, food lion, CVS, Library, etc. all in reach.
  Just doing a lot of studying right now, updating the map, putting dots on for members and less-actives. Reading Book of Mormon, for the third time so far on my mission, Finished 2nd Nephi today. I'll be in Mosiah by tomorrow. 
   If you could get me addresses for the young Men, especially Nathan, that would be AWESOME! I would like to mail them on their mission. As far as tips go for them, study Preach my Gospel lessons, chapter 4, and delve into the Book of Mormon like you never have. The work out here continues.

As far as missionary work is concerned, P. (Lives with A. who got baptized) is getting baptized on the 15th of December. He is awesome. I went to a meeting called leadership training for four days. Got a lot of Revelation and stuff.

Having Fun, working hard, your Son
-Elder Meyerink

Friday, November 16, 2012

2012 Nov 16 Scott / Bishop letter

Zimbabwe is the spelling by the way. THAT IS SO SICK!!!!!!! Tell him congrats. What language is he speaking? When does he leave?

Let me know when others get their calls. I got a letter from Bishop W, tell him thanks,I'll get a chance to reply to him sometime. Its a little busy with a new companion. We are planning, hard-working missionaries. Its great. I am now out of training, and my companion has less weeks left than I have months left, he is awesome. Elder C, form WA, just north of Portland.

Monday, November 12, 2012

2012 Nov 12 Transfers

Doing good. Transfers are this Thursday. I am staying. Elder Durrant is leaving for Harrisonburg 2nd ward District leader. My new companion, Elder Carlson, I will pick up at transfer meeting on Thursday. He has a bit more experience, however, even though President doesn't like the term, I am Senior companion because I know the area. I hope to learn a lot from Elder Carlson. The plan so far in my mind is to get the area book up and running again. I'll let you know next week how it goes. He will be coming from the Goochland area, just west of Richmond.

 I was thinking, I've been out for almost 4 months now. Just thought I'd throw that in there. Ya, I heard SLC got some snow, Its not gonna' snow all that much here.  Let me know where all the other missionaries are going. Who all are working on their papers?
All goes well in the  Meadowbrook area-- ( they name our working areas!!).
 Elder Meyerink

Monday, October 8, 2012

2012 Oct 8 Wonderful General Conference

Yes I have received the cards. Thank you.  I will be taking the tape recorder with me, I need to work on recording more. Yes, conference was amazing, however, being a missionary and watching conference like that? Words cannot express, literally how I feel about conference, Sorry :/ As for my "letters home", they are a combination of my emails and the tapes. P days are too busy to write  much, P days are full. Just print and date my emails. Writing, with a pen, just takes to long. As for recipients, if someone asks how its going, just let them know. They can read my emails if they wish. The only personal one will be marked personal to close family. Not to mention investigators go to fast to e-amil once a week on.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 Oct 2 6 pics. April quite smoking

      My companion, Elder Durrant and I are doing great. We're here for another transfer at least. The contacts are really fluffy here, a lot of people just like to hear about Jesus. We did find a young Chinese college student attending VCU who is definitely interested in the Gospel. His name is B.  He wants to be religious, growing up in China, he knew there was a God because of the way people ignored Him there. He's busy, and had to cancel our first appointment today, but well get to see him sometime.
     Other investigators are doing great. April has been smoke free for a month. (Yes, she just put them down and quit when she ran out..) she has been smoking since she was 6, she over 50 now. She took in a man named P. into her apartment. The both are ready for baptism, they have solid testimonies, were not worried about them. He just needs government approved housing for his disabilities, and no one in the branch would take him in. We're hoping someone from the new ward will. They are great. H. has a baptism date: Nov 3rd. We set him on the second lesson. The Plan of Salvation made sense and was "true." He has a bring it on attitude to the Gospel. VERY busy though. Our last three appointments fell through because he was in Nigeria, then North side Richmond, then Maine. He's hard to get a time set up with.
     And the ward getting redone, our branch got absorbed into a ward. The entire stake took 5 wards and our branch and made four wards. We now share a ward with another set of missionaries, our district leader. Our area is predicted to almost triple, so were getting a car to get to the other side and to church. We'll just take our bikes on the rack, drive to the other side, and bike and work.

  Other than that, not much is going on. I am recording tapes to send home in which the more of mission stories are on. You can listen to them for FHE.  Please keep them recorded and in a box so I can type them when I get home. We don't have much time to write since p-day is busy anyways.  

 -Thanks for everything. Talk to you later. Love, Elder Meyerink the 3rd

They also had a mission conference so he sent this picture .  I found some pictures of the food served at such conferences too on Sister Perry's FB: