Saturday, January 3, 2015

December 29, 2014

hello my wonderful friends and family.
It was SO FUN to see you guys on christmas! everyone looks so great and it makes me so excited to be with you all again. I was great to be able to spend my second christmas in peru with the people i have grown to love.
it is crazy for me to believe that this will be the last email i will send to you as a missionary here in peru.  i am forever changed.  i have learned things that i could have never learned anywhere else.  i have come to know that christ is my savior and that he died for me.  i know that god loves us and that he has a perfect plan for every one of us.  i know that miracles exist.  i think the thing that has touched me the most is seeing peoples lives changed when they accept the gospel and repentance in their lives.  people really can change.  the gospel of jesus christ is amazing.  there are answers to any questions you could ever have. and there is hope for any situation.  There is forgiveness for any sin.  i have been able to see it first hand with the humble people of peru and i will never ever forget the experiences i have had here and the spirit i have felt as a missionary.  i cant wait to show you all my pictures and tell you about all the amazing people i have met here who now are part of my family and to share my experiences with you all.
thank you soooooooo much for writing every monday i have felt so much love in these last 18 months.  i could not have asked for a better family, I'm serious.  
its sad to leave but i know the work will continue here in chinchaysuyo.  hermana M and hermana G will do continue to do awesome things here i know.  we have 2 weddings and 6 baptisms planned for january!! the work never ends. and in these last 3 days i have left we are going to work like crazy!  

i love you all so much.  i love being a missionary.  i love peru.  i love this gospel with all my heart.  i am forever changed.  

nos vemos pronto!! 
xoxoxo hermana murdock 

ps- the picture is my cute companions and i on christmas eve watching the fireworks at 12am (peruvian tradition)
Christmas dog

pre-call to schedule Christmas Skype

watching fireworks with companions

wrapping presents