Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hey everyone! Here it is Sunday again. Hope you all have had a nice day. Our ward choir sand the Battle Hymn of the Republic today and really got into it. It was fantastic!! We are so proud of these young people. Our new bishop is 27, newly married and an engineering student. He conducted today for the first time and did an excellent job.
We are having cooler weather now while you all are starting to melt. This week in the temple a little Cholita walked a long way to the temple and sat down to rest in the dressing room. After a few minutes she asked if she could do inititory. She cannot read or write so we all helped her with the names. She stayed for several hours. She does not have money to rent clothes for a session so she comes for inititory severalo times a month. Can you imagine the missionaries who took the time to teach her and help her gain her tiestimony? I am so touched by the faith and strength of these people. We love them with alll our hearts. Tomorrow is our preparation day so we will be busy getting ready for another wonderful week in the temple. Be faithful to your covenants and go to the temple. Love and Kisses, Mom and Dad

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This could be fun!! I can't believe we can eally do this. Thanks for your comments. We had another early day in the temple so this afternoon we did some laundry, entertained a young ward member and worked on some genealogy. Tommorw is our Break the Fast dinner here with the other gringos. We are having a Mexican Fiesta. Hooray!! Have a wonderful Sabbath. We love you all and are grateful to be your parents. Love, Mom

Thursday, April 10, 2008

What a week with several days of early morning activities due to the employees of the temple having their own session once a month and all the young missionaries , Eldres-70 and Sisters-10 every six weeks coming due in the same week. The Merrills have been given the responsibility for all early activities prior to the normal temple opening times. It is quite challenging to accomlish all necessary to acommodate especially the missionary sessions because they are limited to what they can do while they are missionaries. I'm sure you can imagine what this means. We had a great time this weekend watching conference in English at the Mission Home where President Dalene made arrangement for a satelite dish to be set up in his back yard. We sat in their comfortable living room and the sisters brought crock pots with different kinds of soup and dessert for the time between sessions when we watched the LDS World Report and enjoyed each other's company. We are only 4 gringo couples now plus the Dalenes. Sister Joyce Dalene is a relative to the Merrills and Ruthie Skousen thru our common great great Grandpa John Griggs White who lived in Nauvoo with the Prophet Joseph Smith. His descendant in our line was Elizabeth White wife of Orin Jackson Merrill. This became a little longer than we planned but maybe we can get better at this as time goes on. We want to make the Blog work and we are grateful to Chad and Linda for helping us get set up.
We Love you Alll ! Hope this photo comes through. Pres. Dalene took this photo last Sunday.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Introductio to our blog

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