This week has been a good week. my companion is feeling much better and so we are able to work like normal. we made a lot of progress this week with our investigators and i am happy to report that we have 3 people with bautismal dates!!
1- last night we went to visit a referal from the zone leaders. She is 22 and lives with her aunt who is a member. she was so prepared and ready to accept the gospel! she explained to us that her mom died a few years ago and this was a really hard time in her life and she is looking for something to bring her more joy and happiness in her life. she stared reading the book of mormon and felt a strong peace come over her! she is amazing. during the lesson i invited her to be baptized on the 26th of October and she accepted! she started crying and i know that this is exactly what she needs in her life right now. the spirit was so strong. this is what missionary work is really about.
2- last week the zone leaders gave us a reference of a girl in their area who is 17 and so they aren't allowed to teach her (mission rules). so they asked us to go visit her. she is really interested in the gospel because she has some friends who are returned missionaries. she has been to church a few times and is preparing to be baptized on the 26th also. she is so cute and I am so excited for her baptism!
3- The 17 year olds sister, who is 21 and accepted the baptismal date of the 26 but she didn't go to church this Sunday and has been slacking on her commitments. it makes me so sad when people don't keep their commitments because I can see the blessings the lord wants for them but they cant see it for themselves. but my companion and I have been praying for her and I have faith that the lord will help her.
So things are going good here in peru! we work really hard but we also try to have fun along the way. i have been trying really hard to not get too discouraged about the language because i know that i just need to have patience. there is a family in the ward that I absolutely love named the familia cordova. i think i may have mentioned them before. but last p day we went to visit them just to hang out and the mom cooked us pancakes with nutella! i about died of happiness haha we played with her little girls. One (7 years old) gave me a spanish test and i gave her an english test. she is learning english in school and loves it. this family really is so amazing. they explained to us that they know we are away from home but that they want us to feel like we are at home when we are with them. i love them!
i love you all and can feel your prayers every day!
xoxo hermana murdock