Meryl Bishop is originally from South Africa, where she first developed her love of the sea. At the age of 18, she started working in the Pensions Department in a South African government office. A co-worker there was influential in helping her decide to commit her life to Christ, and her journey with Him took her through Bible School and to a job at a Christian bookstore.
While working at the Christian Bookstore in South Africa, Meryl learned about Stonecroft Ministries and became involved in a local group. She came to the USA in 1980 and visited Stonecroft for two and a half months. While there, the Lord changed the direction of her life and her two and a half month visit turned into 28 years of service as a National Representative and then a National Prayer Consultant for Stonecroft Ministries. She also became a US citizen.
In 2011, Meryl published her first devotional "The Call of the Sandpiper." The second book "The Flight of the Sandpiper" became available in September of 2012. Her third book is "The Song of the Sandpiper" and it was published in 2013.
Now, after "retiring," Meryl continues to travel for Stonecroft on a volunteer basis conducting her Keeping Watch prayer events and speaking at outreach groups. She now resides in Maine.