Monday, February 24, 2014

Wow! I'm back in L'il Miami! :D I knew that I would be coming back, but I didn't realize that it would be so soon. Sister W is brand new from the MTC and on fire! We've both learned a lot and been stretched so much in the last week. I love her so much. I know that we're companions for a reason. This is a young and developing area, so we have lots of room for the grace of God. 

On Saturday we went to a baptism because I was asked to be the pianist. Just 2 hours before the baptism, we went back to our car after knocking doors (I totally threw a football with a dad and his son then taught them the entire restoration with Sister W - useful talent!). The car clicked... dead battery. We looked across the street and saw a couple men working on their cars. We went to ask for help. People don't usually talk to them, so they were happy to help and jump the car. We're definitely taking cookies later! We replaced the battery and went to the baptism. It was a wonderful experience.

The picture is a girl we're starting to teach. She loves make up, so she gave us a make over even though we were already wearing make up :) Sweet Frog is a great place to go! I will miss the Sisters from my last area, but I love the Sisters here, too!

Prayers are always needed. I know that there have already been many. Thank you for the support and everything! Have a fantastic week!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sorry, this is going to be a short letter again, but it is full of love! :)

The baptism went extremely well. The woman that was baptized is SO incredible! Sister S and I agree that our musical number was the best when we played it there. The practices were just okay. It was a very special experience for everyone there.

So... I'm getting transferred again. :) Tomorrow is when I leave Cherry Grove. Sister S was heaven sent for me. I couldn't ask for a better companion. I'm really sad, but I know that I've fulfilled my purpose here at this time. I have no regrets. Also, I'm training. I just found out a few hours ago and I still don't know what to think. I'm scared out of my mind, but I have more faith in Heavenly Father. Hopefully because I don't know much He can do more with me. Please pray for me and my new companion! 

Miracles continue to happen! Please don't be afraid to talk to people. This is part of your lifestyle, not just a religion. When you open your mouth Heavenly Father can fill it. Pay attention to thoughts you have because often that's how you can help others when they come to mind. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here. I hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Sister Murdoch

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hello, everybody!!! This has been one of the best weeks of my life. :) I just love being a missionary. The work is hard and the rewards are priceless. I have learned so much while I've been here, and I can hardly wait to learn more! 

The man that we taught on the doorstep rocks! We taught him twice more last week and he came to church yesterday. It makes him feel good, so we're working on teaching him that he feels the Holy Ghost. He will be baptized in March, so please pray for him! 

We had a specialized training meeting with President and Sister Porter. That day was incredible! We can now go to the temple! That is the best news I think I've heard as a missionary. :D I pretty much started bawling... I wasn't a crier until I became a Sister missionary. Go figure. 

This weekend Sister S and I will be playing a duet at a baptism. The woman we've been teaching is getting baptized and loves the hymn 'I Know that my Redeemer Lives,' so we're arranging it. Sister S will play violin and I'll play piano. We're thrilled! This woman is as solid as they come. She bought her own quad, scripture case, and what she refers to as "goodies." She loves the gospel and is inviting other investigators to her baptism. She inspires and amazes me.

Miracles never cease. I have been so blessed to help with the work in Cherry Grove. I've never been so happy in my life! This is the best decision I've made in my life so far. I love the Book of Mormon and I love my Savior. I hope that y'all have an awesome week! 

Sister Murdoch

Monday, February 3, 2014

Hey, everyone! So maybe time is a short thing here... Sorry this is going to be short. 

Miracle: While Sister S and I were in an area, we felt strongly that we needed to knock on someone's door. As we knocked on one, a man answered the door. We totally talked about football until he felt comfortable with us. Thanks, Dad! :) We then taught him the restoration on his doorstep. It was incredible. He wants to know more and we'll be seeing him again this week. 

Stake conference was amazing! Sister S and I helped 4 youth, President and Sister Porter, the stake Relief Society president and the stake president "weave" ropes as an object lesson. Elder Bennett of the 70 was the one to talk us through it. It was fun to see people from my last area. The talks were so special to an investigator and less active we had with us. I know that those talks were inspired and powerful. 

Gotta go! The church is true! Have a wonderful week!

Sister Murdoch