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.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Lao New Year


This past week was a good week with a couple of great experiences along the way. We had our interviews with President Lewis and Sister Lewis so talking with them was really nice and very refreshing. I also got to go the Lao temple and go to the LAO NEW YEAR festivities! It was so much fun with a lot of crazy Lao people running around. As missionaries we are not allowed to take pictures on holy sites so I did not get any pictures, just know that it was great. For the Lao New Year, to sum it all up, it is just like a really big water fight. haha A lot of water balloons and water guns around. Me, being the puma, that I am did not get hit once, :) which is really amazing considering all the water that is going around. Of course because all the people were Lao, they were all drunk; which was kind of funny. They were also so amazed of the two whites guys who spoke Lao. Word spread quickly and we had a crowd coming to us to come speak Lao as well as taking pictures with the white guys who speak Lao :) ya gotta love them.

I also had the opportunity to do Mormon helping hands on Saturday with the stake; it was so much fun and a lot of work.  Our job this year was to put in new wood chips into 3 parks lots.  This was done with shovels and my back was so sore the next day, as well as today.

All and all it was an amazing week with a lot of miracles. I Love the work of the lord!

  This is the picture of the missionaries working hard.

I asked him if he was referring to Puma, the cat.  His response was "
"pssh, yeah I'm quick and nimble like a ninja! What What !!!! haha"  Glad to hear he is still my very humbled kid!  :)

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