On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Favorite moment

One thing that I have been really looking for this week is the things that we have in our lives that are really miraculous. My favorite moment of the week was when we were over at a house with a family that we have been working really close with and they have a four year old boy named Calvin. He loves to say the prayer as we leave. We finished the lesson and the mother said the prayer and Calvin was very upset and started to cry. He wanted to pray so badly but did not have to chance to. I walked over to him and kneeled beside him. As he was crying I asked him if he would help me pray and that I needed his help, he wiped his face and instructed me to fold my arms and bow my head. He led me in the prayer with him saying the words and me repeating to words back out loud. The spirit that came from this little boy’s prayer was so powerful and it was one of my favorite moments in my mission thus far. The Lord truly does want us to be as little children.
This email, was definitely a warm and fuzzy moment.  I could picture Eric kneeling by this little guy and praying with him.  I am sure when he left, that little boy was flying high being able to help a missionary say a prayer.

Eric had the opportunity to spend some time with the mission president visiting some people that Eric and his companion has been working with.  He enjoyed that time and said he learned a lot.  All is well in Sacramento California.

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