Mission Scripture

Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.

D&C 68:6

About Me

Hi welcome to my blog! I have been called to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and am speaking Spanish here in the Ft . Lauderdale Florida mission. I am currently serving in Hollywood. I am a part of the greatest work of all time.."

Monday, August 31, 2009


well well sounds like things are good and happy at home. i am doing pretty good here in ML. i bought myself a brita water pitcher this morning because i am going greeen... so for christmas will you send me some new filters for it pretty please? can you get me laura's address in cali so i can send her a birthday card next week? um dad we have this song in the car and it says the word wack in it and every time it comes on i laugh and think of you.. oh last week the Hogge's took us to chipotle dont you guys love that restruant. it was super yummy. i am still running in the morns and have gotten 2 new PR personal record this week but i am still getting a little tummy haha donnnt worry my skirts still fit! so i contact this lady this past week her name is alaina...she spoke english but we went back to visit her the next day and well she told us that she lied about her name and she really goes by chris... anyway i want to tell you more about her but to say the least she is nuts... i'll tell you more about her one day ok? just remind me in the future. i am so happy you have gotten to meet Daylin. She is such a sweetheart and her family treats the missionaries so well. so thank you for being nice to her too! i am kind of stuck in jacob ch 5 but grandma elaine thank you for the good Book of Mormon helping books you sent! They help me understand a lot better! Our recent convert Argentina had us over for lunch a few days ago and she made it really special with a candle and sequince all over the table and she made yummy food and bought us presents. She is so cute i wish you all knew her. she told us we are her first gringo friends. yes miami lamkes is a nice area to serve in. there are lots of gated communities which makes it hard to get in alot but i ususlly call a random number on the system and can sweet talk my way into any community. we had a REALLY good zone conference on friday and i learned so much! i love the Assistants and President and Sister Hale. They are wonderful wonderful people. I lead the music and for the closing song at all mission things we sing "we;ll bring the world his truth" and we say "we are now the Lords missionaries..." anyways it was really special and i loved watching all the missionaries. how inspirational! i talked to sister lowe when she came in and she told me she used to substitute teach at belmar but i only talked to her for a sec. fri night hermana van went to a wedding reception of her trainer from the mission. the trainer married a guy she met here so pres hale took a few missionaries to the reception that knew her. so i had an exchange from 3-10, cute 19 yr old Urania. we had so much fun and i loved showing her what i get to do everyday. we had a fierce finding weekend and tried to do a free car wash on sat morn but well it wasnt very successful haha. next sunday we have baptisms of Ana and margarita! :) really excited! same prayer list as last week. we got lots of new leadership in the ward yesterday it will be a good change and i look forward to still serving here in Miami Lakes North :) love you all! take care of yourselfs. Mer have a happy birthday! i love you! i love you! i love you! have a good week!
hermana call

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fun Pictures

Me with my cute little friend Odet


View from Miami Beach chapel

With my friend Elder Bachynski - He is 7'2"

Monday, August 24, 2009


hey fam how are you all doing? apologys again for the shortie last week i will type quick to fill in on this week! dad thanks for the fun email it was good to hear from you. mom thanks for keeping in touch with my friends and my social life. that is fun for me to hear. you asked for a prayer list: marianela and lazaro, lazarito and angie, margarita, ramon, jorge, reniel, jose, humberto, daisy, and ana. marci i got your letter thank you so much. i had a tough week wondering what was going on at home but your letter helped make everything better. and mom having your popcorn last week was perfect cause i missed you all a lot. thank you so much for sending it. my cute friend daylin comes back to byu this week so i am sending a few things with her i will give her mom or mer's numbers. dad i heard you had parking lot patrol..what does that mean?! mom there are other missionaries who said their moms want to go to your missionary lunch thing so invite all the other moms you talk to like hma kellers mom ok? we had my first tropical depression or tropical storm this week it was at like 3am and woke me up with all the noise but i am glad that hurricane bill is not headed our direction. the elders have a bap this sunday of a girl who i absolutely love her name is adriana she is 24 and gorgeous. she is one of my good friends now and she loves the gospel! elder and sister Hogge are being so great and taking care of me here, i cant wait for you to meet them. yesterdya we had stake conference at miami beach and we got to go, so i saw south beach (the south beach diet...) and if you see our website www.gomiamilakes.com also see the email from president hale! we are reading the BOM as a stake. i had a cool experience this week with our investigator margarita that while we were teaching her law of chast she had some questions and doubts about stuff and it was things i have experienced exactly so it was a testimony to me that Heavenly Father places us in these areas and where we need to be for a reason. this week i helped little baby angie start learning to walk it was just like when owen was learning.. i bet he is running now.. anyways sorry i gotta go but i love you all so so much. take care. you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
love hermana meryl call

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Good Week

this week was good. i am really sad right now about grandpa vern being sick but i know this is in the Lord's hands and things will work out how they should. lots of little updates in the email from pres hale today. read my email to pres for updates on investigators. yesteerday was argentina's baptism and a miraculous day beacuse marianela and lazaro came to church and brought lazarito and angie with them. we have been praying for this day since the day i got in miami lakes. we are all trying to get david archuleta to come to this mission and need any help we can get to make it happen. he was born here and president hale is willing to pay to fly him here. if you can ask my friend ali on facebook please and have them get in touch with pres hale. mer i got your hug from daylin thanks!! i will send stuff with her next week when she goes to provo. this past wed transfer day was one of the top 5 best days of my mission. the Lord proved He loves me and blessed me through many tender mercies throughout the day. President Hale talked about blogs though and making sure all content posted on them is kind and everything-please proofread mine before posting! almost the whole mish was at transfer meeting, and i didnt have a comp that day cause mine went to the temple. please thank the ward for the newsletters, the YW package, and letters from my primary kids. driving is going well and although it has been raining and the roads flood a little i am doing ok. yesterday argentina got baptized, i will send pics. sorry so short. love you all so much
hermana meryl call

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Miami Lakes Confirmed

well ya you already knew but this is to confirm i am staying in miami lakes. this week was kind of dull but i will start out by sharing an experience from yestetreday. we have this lady rosa who is only availbale on monday mornings, but since mondya is p-day we dont ever have time to teach her. but since it was pros monday we set an appointment and we were teaching her the 1st. her little dog kept sniffing my shoe and i wasnt sure why but halfway through the lesson she got up to get some paper towels because THE DOG PEED ON ME. on my shoe and my fooot and it splashed everywhere EW it was sooo gross. unbelievable. i cant get over it. ok. anyways, we have this sweet old lady in the ward that i love her name is ofelia she is less active cause she is sick sick with cancer and she was in the ER this week a lot i am sad but i saw her last night and she is doing ok. ah one of the elder's converts Nela that i love is getting me some hair growth stuff.. you know i still want long hair so bad. ok i would never tell you this before but i only bought 1 loaf of wal mart bread for this transfer last july 1 and well i just threw the last few pieces away today ahahah i have been eating this bread even though it had mold on it soo yes i am having a healthy mission thats for sure. ok our investigator ana is having a hard time stopping drinking coffee and also she has been treating me nad my comp like we are dumb so we took another old lady rosario over with us and she helped a lot so hopefully ana will start progressing again. argentina had her interview and is all ready to get baptized on sunday :) we are so happy and excited for her. she is an amazing woman! there is a family we eat with every wednesday and they make us such yummy food, mostly paposas and last wednesday i told the mom i need her to cook for you all. so she said when you come to florida she will be ready to cook for you. our zone is trying to get 10 member presents a week and this week we got 6 but hopefully we'll get more this week. we met this man named manuel and its so sad he lives in his car..can you imagine..that is so sad!! we had the funeral for grandma ferias this week and i was the chorister..ha the ward allwayys makes me the chorister. ah yay thank you for the new tee from the reunion i was so happy! i love it!! hahaha Nin-i am sitting next to elder johnson right now he just showed me the email and pic you sent his dad... tomorrow the whole mission gets to go to transfer meeting. its gonna rock. i'm so stoked. but i have to be there at 5:30 cause my comp is goign to the temple tomorrow so i will be with someone else for the day. there is like 16 new missionaries coming in tmorrow. also tomorrow i start driving it will be my first time in 6 months! aghh!! i've never driven in florida either. yikes. ok so this week i ate fish. it was gross but i ate it. i am such a big girl. ahh. ok so did i telll you about the little chiuaua marianela nad lazaro have? well i LOVE it but it sheds a lot. but i loved this puppy SOOO much. well the other day we were over and asked them where it was and they said he died... i almost started crying.. it just got sick the day before and it died.. i was so sad and i still cant beleive picky died.. wahh. marianela knows it is true and she;s told us that and lazaro still cant find a job but we are working soo hard with them and they ALWAYS tell us they'll come to church. but they dont. we are stuck. we made them brownies and they LOOVED them and members call and invite them and we do everything we can but they just wont come to church. what do we do?! i have been showing everyone my cute family -me and tay picture you sent..everyone thinks you are very cute..there is this little boy we eat at his grandma's house every fri for lunch his name is jason and he is maybe 4 well he makes me laugh so much. he thinks he is batman and spiderman and x man..all of them. combined. and whenever we go over i play with him so ya he thinks i'm pretty cool too.. i got to help in primary again yesterday and i love being a missionary in primary cause the kids think you rule the world. i feel like a superstar in there. so there are iganuas that sit on our fence outside the window.. like they are my pets now i love them and i check on them all the time. i need to send pics dangit sorry i always forget my cord. on sat it was retarded we went all over our area and to 9 houses in a row and no one was home or no one wanted to talk to us it was a really hard day. but we got to drive past the dolphins stadium for my first time so that was fun.. mom i saw at walmart they now make chex gluten free. ok on sun this lady made us french fries with peperonis for dinner but they were sick so i put them in my napkin when she wasnt looking and hid htem in my bag to throw away later.. but later i needed to get my BOM out to read a scripture but i couldn't cause the french fries spilled all over. so i told them i forgot my scriptures. ahh it was so awful and embarassing. i finally finished 2 nephi i am so happy and now onto jacob.. yesterday our car was getting worked on and it took like 3 hours we were stuck in pep boys so we walked around and i got some cheap new shoes they are super cute.. ok welllll i better go but i love you all so so much and hope all is happy at home :) take care lovies
hermana meryl call

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

with e stevens and johnson at flea market drinking coconut water, at the flea market during the storm (not posed), at shark valley after a bike ride

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


you thought i forgot about you didnt you. of course not. i was just super busy yesterday so we got prrsmission from pres to email today. it was fun hearing from you all on a tuesday! it sounds like so much fun stuff is happening to everyone and i am kind of sad i'm not there. but things in miami are going well. i moved yesterday, heere is my new address
17630 NW 73rd Ave. #201
Miami OR Hialeah i'm not sure FL 33015
my new place is really cute i like it a lot!! its still a mess but as soon as we clean up i'll take some pics and send. remember my 1st baptim Gulliermo? well i heard last monday he decided to leave the church and i was sooo sad. turns out the people he lives with wont let him live there since he is mormon. so i was praying for him and i found out yeserday he is staying in the church and just gonna move. good guy huh! my training went so good last tuesday but i know its cause the Lord helped me. the APs ended up coming and that scared me, but during my PPI president told me that the APs called him right after and told pres what a good teacher i am! isnt that nice. mom, pres asked sister hogge to do a mission blog so this morning she was starting on it so just know that is in the making. earlier this week a member who was feeding us asked us to go to costco to meet them for lunch so we went and saw like 10 members there haha it is just like a mormon hang out there..our investigator argentina accepted her baptism date finally for the 16th we are so so happy and she is nervous but happy. she is a sweet lady. i'm really excited for her. thanks for the pics of owen! he is so big! and darling! i hope the sully's have a fun trip in texas/mexico! our invest ana is supposed to get baptized on sunday but i dont think she can give up her coffee which is sad.. she has been telling us we cant come over cause she is "sick" (and then she'll fake cough in the phone)..kinda funny but sad she is avoiding us like that. and margarita is also supposed to get baptized on sunday but we havent seen her in awhile cause she works so much during the week! so pray for her please! during my PPI pres said that i am going to be driving next transfer and i'll also be senior companion half of next transfer. he asked lots about my fam during my PPI and i got to tell him all about you all. he said i would for sure be staying here next transfer, and then my comp goes home at the end of next transfer so i'll prob be here the transfer after taht too. so at least til nov i think. one of my new favorite dishes is sphagetti with shredded chicken..its super yummy. latin style. try it! there is an old lady who is kind of nuts in the ward that we had come to an apointment with us last week and she just sits in the backseat and talks to herself..it makes me laugh..but we found out what a good fellowshipper is! and even though she may not be the funnest exchange cause she is nuts i am excited to take her out again. we had a zone conference call the other night and we as a zone are going to be focusing on getting more member present lessons. it is kinda hard in this area to get member pres but we are trying. president hale joined the call as a surprise and that was kinda fun. then i got called on to say the closing prayer and that was weird saying the prayer on the phone with like 16 other kids. a cute lady grandma Farias passed away on sunday and we are really sad. they are an incredible family in our ward. we will have that funeral later this week. it was kind of unexpected and sad. sunday was tough cause we had 0 invest at church when we had like 6 commitments of people to be there. but i got to teach music time in primary so that was fun. as we were cleaning the old apartment in the spare room i found a TON of clothes other sisters had left so i got lots of new clothes i am so excited about.. so again please never send me clothes i have a ton now. yesteray for P-day after moving we went to the everglades and rode a bike path the place is called shark valley. it was SOOO fun. it was 15 miles and we borred bikes for the 6 sisters in our zone and i havent rode a bike in forever my bum is sore today. but i got a sweet tan and had so much fun. there is usually alligators lining the path but cause it was 105 yesterday it was too hot. at the halfway tower we saw 1 big alligator in a river below and a huge turtle and later i saw this cute baby crocidile.. i will end my email here and try to send a pic! i love you!!!!! thanks for continuing to write. huge hugs and kisses and handshakes to the boys...
hermana call