Hey everyone! this week started out great. we found so many new investigators and they were all showing desires to progress and accept the gospel. and 6 of our investigators accepted baptismal dates for the end of may! and then the adversary came to attack.... C and M who have a baptismal date for may 17th and are getting married on may 10th told us that they now how doubts about joseph smith and the restoration. and then they didn't come to church on sunday. and we told them that we need copies of their identification cards to finish up the wedding stuff and we havent been able to get ahold of them the past few days and so its possible that the wedding will have to be postponed. the adversary is working hard with them.
We also have V who 15 years old and has a baptismal date may 17th. she is the cutest girl and honestly i feel like we have been friends forever. we we are at her house i dont feel like i am teaching an investigator but that im teaching one of my best friends. she has such a strong testimony and she told us this week that she knows the church is true. she knows joseph smith was a prophet and that thomas monson is the prophet today. she knows the book of mormon is true and that the plan of salvation is real. and that baptism is necessary. she even has a testimony of the word of wisdom. and we recieved permission from her dad for her to be baptized. but she is scared to make the commitment. she knows that this is a big step in her life and she doesnt want to get baptized and then in a few years stop going to church. but she is super strong and i know that she can do it. she just has to trust in the lord and everything will work out.
We have a few other baptisms planned for may which we are excited about. hopefully they can stay strong in their decisions and not let satan tempt them into choosing a different path.
One scripture that i really liked this week is in docterine and convenents 78;17-18 which says, "verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessing the father hath in his own hands and prepared for you; and ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. the kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours."
I know that if we trust in the lord and have patience he will bless us!
I love you all and cant wait to talk to you on mothers day!
xoxo hermana murdock
ps. some peruvian dishes that i love are lomo saltado, ahi de gallina, and this pesto pasta that they make. if you ever get the chance to try them in a peruvian restaurant they are super good!