Tuesday, June 17, 2014

May 19, 2014

hey family!!
It was sooooo good to talk to you guys on skype!! i felt like i was right there with you and that it was just a normal day at home with you guys.  so great!  that will probably be my last skype before i see you guys in person! 
well cambios are today.... hna silva and i have no idea what is going to happen.  she is in the middle of her training so we think that i will probably stay to finish training her.  but i have been here for a looooong time so i could also go. we will see.  whatever happens i know will be what is best for everyone.  
well hermana silva and i had an amazing experience this week.  something that we are super excited about! last sunday 2 people showed up to church that we had never seen before.  so we started talking to them and we didnt have much time so we just set up an appointment to visit them at their house the next day.  so monday we went to visit them and it turnes out that C is a member and returned missionary but hasnt been to church in about 3 years, and T (his girlfriend) isnt a member. but 2 weeks ago they had had a really bad argument and were really mad at each other and so C ended up leaving.  T was all alone and didnt know what to do so she decided to say a prayer.  she told heavenly father that she needed to know what to do.  if she should leave C or if they should try to work it out.  she asked that if they were supposed to stay together and work it out, to put him in her path.  so the next day she was walking and happened to run into him on the street.  she took it as her answer that they needed to work things out and stay together.  so that sunday they decided that they needed to find someone that could help them and C said "well i used to go to this church, and they have a bishop that maybe can help." so sunday they decided to come to church and talk to the bishop.  and thats where we met them.  since they talked to the bishop on sunday they have changed 100%. on monday the had a family home evening together, just the 2 of them.  they are saying their personal prayers and family prayers every day.  they read the family proclamation to the world together and decided that they needed to get married because they live together.  and they told us that we could come over every day to teach them.  WOW! this never happens! so anyway we are really excited.  but there is one problem.  her partida de nacimiento (which is like a birth certificate) doesnt exist.  somehow her records were lost.  so she has to travel to the jungle where she was born to figure that out so that they can get married and she can be baptized.  and she doesnt know when she will be able to talk time of from work to travel.  so we are praying super hard that she will be able to get a week off of work so that she can go find her partida.  
something that i have learned while being here is that when there is a problem, there are 2 options.  you can either be part of the problem, or part of the solution.  there is always a solution to every problem.  we just have to find it.  and i alot of times we are waiting for someone else to solve our problem.  we are sitting on the side of the river of our problems waiting for someone to come build a boat for us so that we can cross.  but what we need to do is get up, learn how to build the boat, find the materials, and do it ourselves.  if we wait for someone else to solve our problems we may be waiting for a very long time.  its so frusterating when we have investigators or menos activos that all day long tell us about their problems.  but they dont want to act.  that want their problem to be fixed in one second without putting in any effort.  anyway i decided that i will never be one of those people haha because i have learned that they are no fun to be around.  we can choose to be part of the problem or part of the solution.  
i love you all! hope you have a great week.  i have like 20 pictures to send of the futbol tournament (central america won), skpye, and a talent show we had at the ward on saturday, but the USB thing on this computer isnt working.  so i guess i will have to send them next week.  LOVE YOU!
xoxo hermana murdock 

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