HAPPY THANKSGIVING this week!!! i am so thankful for you all!! and I'm thankful to be here serving the lord in Peru.
on Monday we got to go to central de lima which was super fun. we were having a grand old time laughing and talking with the elders on the bus when all the sudden my companion starts screaming. turns out her hand was stuck in the bus door (its like an electric door that shuts automatically)! after like 5 seconds she finally was able to pull out her hand and we all just stood there in silence for a second in shock and when we realized that everything was ok and that she still had her had connected to her body we all just started laughing haha. honestly it was a miracle. she doesn't even have a bruise or anything! we really are so protected as missionaries.
and on Wednesday we had a multizone conference and president gave a great training on repentance. and then it came time to do some practices (where all the companionships practice teaching a lesson with another companionship) so my companion and i stood up to go look for another companionship to practice with and again hna M and i were having a grand old time laughing and talking and we went to sit down and right as we were siting down one of the elders pulled the chair away that hna M was about to sit on but she was already in the motion of sitting down so she fell straight to the floor. turns out the elder "didn't know she was going to sit there". we had a good laugh about it haha.
on Thursday i was sitting on the toilet (sorry maybe that's too much information) and i kept hearing weird noises coming from the shower curtain. after the rat incident you can imagine that i was a little bit scared of what i might find hiding in our shower. so anyway i moved away the curtain and there was the biggest cockroach i have ever seen in my life staring at me! it was literally like the size of the palm of my hand! and my companion and i were trying to come up with plans to kill it and how we would get rid of it and of course my compi was screaming haha so my pensionista that lives abajo called to see if everything was ok and luckilly her husband offered to come up and kill it. problem solved. you never know what surprises you will find in our baño.
On Saturday we had the baptism of M & S! it was the best baptism i have ever been to! im serious! i know i always say that but this time i really am serious. there was not a dry eye in the place. they both shared their testimonies after and those are momentos that makes all this worth it. living in a cuarto without a roof in the freezing cold, walking in the dirt all day, eating cuy and frogs and intestines, everything hard about the mission doesn't even matter when you hear the most heartfelt testimony of someone you have grown to love as Christ would love them. ah its awesome.
to end on a spiritual note last night as i was saying my prayers before bed i asked heavenly father to help me be in tune to the spirit to recognize peoples needs and to have the words to help them feel comforted and right as i finished my prayer my companion said something to me and i felt the strongest impression to ask her if everything was ok. she started crying and told me about some things that she is going through from before her mission and i cant even remember what i told her but the perfect words just came out and we both started crying and i just realized how amazing Heavenly Father's plan is. that he really does answer prayers. and the scripture came into my head that says something like "mourn with those that mourn and comfort those that stand in need of comfort". im so thankful that i was able to recognize the promptings of the spirit to be a comfort to my companion.
I love you all and hope you have the best THANKSGIVING ever!! until next week...
xoxo hermana murdock
ps- i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to recieve letters in the mail!
hermana morgan murdock
peru lima north mission
ave. carlos izaquirre #124
casille de corrello 39-054
lima 28, peru