Friday, January 1, 2016

Week #74- Feliz 2016

Wow I never thought that this year would actually come! I am freaking out a little bit! This week has been one of the most interesting/ fun weeks of my entire mission. Let me tell you why,
1. Hermana Ehlert and I needed to travel this week to give some trainings to 2 big groups of missionaries and it was really awesome. (i will explain more a little bit later...) anyways, about 4 weeks ago she got a really bad but bite and it was still hurting her this week so we decided to go to the hospital. First we had to go pick up some documents at the office so as we were there something started to come out of her arm... like a creature... she started screaming and then I started screaming and then she told me to run and go get Hermana La Pierre. So I ran to get her. We all ran back and president followed as well and as we are watching A WORM flies out of the arm of Hermana Ehlert. I REPEAT A WORM. It was probably one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. After, we headed to the doctor and he said that everything was alright the only thing she needed to do was take medicine and clean it out. Yeah. It freaked us out. She is totally better now! How cool is my comp! haha
2. This week we were able to teach a really awesome family--I mean it. They are really awesome. The moms name is Lorena and her husband Cristian. They have 2 sons. One is a baby and the other is listening to us and he always has good questions for us. We have decided that something that they need to do is COME TO CHURCH! We were planning allll week on what we needed to teach them and what it was that we needed to do to get them to come to church. As we were teaching, she asked us about the church! About where the building was and at what time it started. She wants to come. She really likes the discussions and we are so happy to be able to teach her! We have a lesson with her in the morning tomorrow and we are so excited to invite her to come with us :)
3. As I was describing above, we have been having the chance to speak and train a few other groups of missionaries this past week. it has been a real delight studying and praying with Hermana Ehlert about the topics that we needed to address with them. We studied and studied AND studied this past week to figure out what we needed to talk about. One day it just hit me in my studies! The Grace of Jesus Christ. We decided that we needed to talk about that, so we did. We studied and prayed some more and we found some really amazing things. First we talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the importance of following the things that He wants us to do. He is not expecting for us to be perfect, but He wants us to try our best. After everything we can do says the scriptures, then His grace is sufficient for us. i love that. What does sufficient mean though? It means big or powerful enough. I sure do believe that. Teaching and giving my testimony to these other missionaries really made me think about the importance of His grace in my life. I do not know how to access it perfectly, but I believe with my whole heart that i can do it when I need it which is every day. So, that is one of my goals for this brand new year. Using His grace. I love & honor Him.

Hermana Murphy

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