hey everyone!! i hope you all had a great christmas. this christmas was so different than any christmas i have ever had but one that i will always remember. on the 24th we had a party with the whole mission and we played futbol, had a BBQ (with normal hamburgers!) and we got to watch monsters university (but in spanish haha). it was so fun to see the missionaries from my old zone and my friends from the ccm! and then that night the ward mission leader invited us over for dinner with him and his family. the 25th was a normal work day for us but we got to skype! it was so fun to see and talk to you guys even for only a short time!! it was just what i needed to to keep pushing forward here. overall it was a day to remember our savior and to give service.
this week we have seen some great progress with one of our investigators juvinal. he is super catholic and at first didnt really want to talk to us because he had his religion and his bible and didnt need anything else. but we kept visiting him and taught him about joseph smith and the book of mormon and ever since then he has been reading the book of mormon and he says he knows its true and that joseph smith was a prophet of god. he hasnt left his house in about 2 years because he had to have his leg amputated and cant walk but this sunday he left his house for the first time to go to church with us! it honestly was a miracle! he wants to be baptized and accepted a baptismal date of january 11th. i know that its not going to be easy for him because this is the time when satan is going to try to tempt him most but he is strong and i know that if he keeps reading and praying he will be able to overcome temptation.
new years is coming up and its time to start making resolutions. i want to work on remembering my blessings more and remembering to thank the lord everyday for them. i hope you all have a great week and a great new years! i love you all and will talk to you in 2014!
XOXOXO hermana murdock