Wednesday, August 27, 2014

July 28, 2014

Hi family!
how are you all? sounds like everyone had an awesome 24th of july and that you are all enjoying your summer.  my favorite time of the year.  today in peru it is independence day!  they dont do much for independence day, they dont have fireworks or anything, but everyone has their flags hanging outside their house and there is a lot of peruvian pride.  and there is no school so everyone is happy haha. 
yesterday this guy C showed up at church and so we made an appointment to vistit him later in the day.  so we went to his house with a member and started talking to him and getting to know him a little bit and we found out that his younger brother got baptized about 2 years ago.  but is inactive now.  and when the missionaries were teaching his brother he would stand in the other room with his ear to the wall and listen to the missionaries.  in this time in his life he was attending a ton of different churches but didnt like how he felt in any of them.  he never felt like they were right.  and then on saturday a friend invited him to our church.  and so he came.  and i asked him last night what it is that he is searching for in life.  and he said calmness and peace.  i so then i asked him if he believed that he could find what he was looking for in a church or in a religion.  and he said that after all his searching, he was about to give up on the idea that he could find it in a church or a religion.  until yesterday when he was at our church.  he said that he felt exactly what he had been waiting to feel.  it was like the empty space inside him was filled.  so we invited him to be baptized and he accepted the date of august 16th! we are so excited.  he is so prepared and so ready.  i will keep you updated on his progress!
my companion and i are doing good.  we are working well together.  i cant believe this cambio is almost over.  time is going so fast.  i am so greateful to be here serving the lord in chinchaysuyo.  even though its a super hard area i feel like this is where i am needed right now.  a scripture i like this week is in words of mormon 1:8 and my prayer to god is concerning my bretheren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of god, yea, the redemption of christ; that they may once again be a DELIGHTSOME people. 
i love you all!!! and i feel sooooooooooooo blessed to have you as my family! have a great week!

xoxoxo hermana murdock

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