Wednesday, April 16, 2014

March 24, 2014

This week we had some changes in our zone! supposedly there is massive chaos in venezuela right now so all of the missionaries from one of the missions in venezuela were evacuated and are now serving in our mission!  so we had some emergency transfers and 3 people from our zone left but we got 3 from the mission Venezuela.  I cant even imagine how hard it would be to change missions but they are all excited and ready to work.
Things in our area have been really slow this week so we had a blitz in our area.  which means that all the missionaries in our zone came to help us one day in our area.  we devided the area up into sections and assigned each companionship a section.  they contacted people in the streets, knocked on doors, and visited less active members.  it was so helpful because we got some great references that we can visit this week.  Hermana E and i and 2 other hermanas are thinking about starting an english class so that members and investigators can come and bring friends and we can get more references.  ill let you know how it goes. 
We had a really cool experience this week.  on friday we went to visit a recent convert.  He had done a favor for one of his neighbors earlier in the day and in return she had just brought him a big bag full of food.  after our lesson with him he thanked us and told us that his neighbor had just brought him this bag of food and that he wanted to give it to us because he felt like we needed it more than him.  we thanked him but tried to explain that we had just eatin lunch and that the bag of food was for him.  but in peru its rude to not accept things when people offer so eventually we accepted the food and said thanks.  we werent hungry so my companion put the bag of food in her bag and said she was going to eat it later.  so we went about our day and ended up having a lesson with a lady named felipa.  she is about 70 years old and lives alone with her granddaughter that is 7 years old.  in the middle of the lesson she started talking about all these problems she was going through and that she feels really alone.  she said that she cant work becuase she is really sick and so she cant buy food for her and her granddaughter.  and that they hadn't eaten breakfast or lunch.  she didn't know that we had a big bag of food with us.  we were able to give this food to her so that her and her granddaughter could eat.  later that day we went to tell L what had happened with the food.  he said that he had felt a prompting to give it to us and he didnt know why.  but it really strengthened his testimony that heavently father is watching out for all of us and a lot of times he works through other people to help us. it was such a amazing experience!!
On sunday we saw a miracle!  6 inactive members that we have been teaching showed up for church!  people that havent been to church in years! it was great!
Well its almost april.  I can't believe it.  I will be talking to you guys on mothers day before I know it! I love you all and hope you have a great week!!
xoxo hermana murdock  

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