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.

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Beautiful Morning in Sacramento

Eric's email last week was funny to read and I wanted to share it.  He was concerned that I would be freaking out and ready to pull him from his mission because my baby boy was in danger.... I have to admit that I laughed at his description of the events and his solution to any future events... Here you go:


In the brisk of the October morning here in Sacramento California, me and my companion were exiting the apartment quickly to travel to our next location to teach an investigator. As we approached our Mission Vehicle my observant companion noticed that the glass of the driver side mini window had been shattered!  And the Ogio Satchel and scripture case had been rummaged through and taken apart to search for valuables. We quickly checked the contents of the Vehicle to find that nothing had been taken, not the GPS or a camera! (Not till later did we find that the thief had taken my companions needed Fruit snacks for his blood sugar condition)
Then we called the Mission Vehicle coordinator Sister Cherrington, who was alarmed at the incident and very nicely made sure all, was well before instructing us on what to do next.
We are very lucky to not have had anything of value stolen by this thief. But as we thought more we realized who this wrong doer was. We have a couple neighbors who are sadly very deep into the addiction of drugs. A few nights ago they were fighting... again. And were being very loud, again... But this was different, there was physical action, which included the cries of the male saying he had been stabbed by the female. So me and my companion quickly called the local authorities and informed them of the situation, but of course by the time they got here the situation had completely died down and it seemed as though the male had left the premises. But the Police knocked on our door and we told them the apartment that had the fighting. That was the last event that night. Then two days later this mysterious event happens, where we get broken into but nothing stolen.... These are the conclusions that me and my companion have come up with-
The person who broke into our car, had to have been one or both of these persons. (A simple hate crime, to try and intimidate us for calling the authorities).
What will we do next you might ask? Refer them to the English Elders, as they are obviously in need of the Gospel and the blessings that come from living it." haha it was great, oh the memories.