Monday, April 28, 2014

April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!!
Sounds like you all had a great week! in peru they celebrate semana santa.  which starts on thursday and goes until saturday.  in this week they watch movies of the prophets and of the life of christ.  and there are weird/creepy parades with people acting out the death and resurrection of christ.  and the whole week they eat fish. I DO NOT LIKE FISH!   they eat it with all the bones and skin and everything and it is so grose. and then they dont do anything on easter sunday.  its just a normal day.  this week has been a little hard because everyone was catholic this week haha.  they may not be catholic the rest of the year but during semana santa they are catholic.  but despite that, we has such a successful week! 
C and M are getting married on may 10th! and then baptized the next saturday may 17th! they are so excited and ready.  we were planning on them getting married on the 25th of april and baptized the 26th but we werent able to get all the papers approved in time.  but its going to happen in may.  
We also have 3 other baptisms planned for may 17th.  V, G, and L.  V 15 years old and was a contact on the street.  we have been visiting her for a few weeks now and finally recieved permission yesterday from her dad for her to get baptized! G is 16 and L is 20 and they were references from V.  L has a 6th month old baby with lots of medical problems and when he was born the dad said that he didn't want the responsibility and he left. its so sad but she is such a strong person and has so much love for her baby.  i know that this gospel will help her so much with all of the trials she is going through right now!! 
I love you all so much and am so thankful for all of you! have a great week!
xoxo hermana murdock
ps.  we haven't had running water in our appartment this whole week.  so we have been showering out of a bucket with freezing cold water.  the skills that I learned in India are paying off haha   

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