Monday, January 26, 2015

Hermana Murray's First Email!

Monday January 26, 2015 - 

My heart is SO full!!!! Thank you so much for the packages you've sent me! I got them all today! So basically its been an amazing P-day!!

I can't even begin to describe how much I LOVE being a missionary! Seriously, I never expected it to be THIS awesome! I am doing SO well and am loving every second in the MTC! I thought that I would struggle being in a classroom all day long, but it the days go by so fast here! I can't believe I have been here almost a week already and that I leave for Mexico in a week! LIKE WHATTTTT???? hahahahaha but seriously the spirit is SOOOO strong here and you just feel so good all the time! 

My companion's name is Hermana Corrales and she is from California, I cant remember exactly what part but I think its more northern. AND guess what??? WE ARE GOING TO THE SAME MISSION!!!!! So we are traveling together next week! What a blessing that is!! So I am sure we will be companions again along the way! She is awesome and I love her so much already! My district rocks and everyone is bomb! A bunch of them are going to California, New York, and Mexico. They are all native Spanish speakers! 2 of them don't speak English very well. There are only 2 of us white kids in my district, me and Elder Bedke he's from Cali. There are 6 elders and 4 sisters in our district, and they are all so awesome! I am already attached to them and don't want to leave! hahaha My Spanish is coming along! I can already see my progress, which is awesome! Thank you so much for your prayers, they are helping so much! I know the Lord will bless me with the language if I ask, so I have sure been asking about 100 times a day! hahaha and I know that being in this district will help me so much since we speak Spanish A LOT!!! hahaha

We have our flight schedule and our flight leaves next Monday the 2nd at 9:50am, we have a direct flight which rocks! But I think we are leaving here around 5am, so I am thinking we will get to call around 7, they have calling card here we can buy for like 5-10 dollars.

For my plaque I chose a scripture in Mosiah......but of course right now it has slipped my mind what verse and chapter! I will look in my scriptures and will write it in my next letter! 

PLEASE SEND MY TUNER AND CAPO, I can't believe I forgot them! And if you want I have a hymns guitar book its white with red writing on it! If you can find it that would be awesome! 

Peaker!!! Remember how we were talking about boarding school and how we wish we were in a place like Zoey 101?? hahahah that what the MTC feels like! Seriously, though! So soon enough you will get to experience it!!!  its!!!

This morning we went to the temple and guess who I saw!!!! Cidena and Jay [Kiley's aunt and uncle who live in St. George but happen to be in Provo this week].  It was honestly the most crazy thing ever! I walked back into the lobby after our session and Jay was just sitting there on the couch, I couldn't even believe it! and then we waited a little while for Cid to come out so i got to see them both! What a tender mercy from the Lord! It was so good to see them, i took a picture with Cid, but i didn't have my camera so one of the Elders took one so i will have to get it from him later and send it next week! But seriously how cool is that???

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SWIG COOKIES!!!! You don't even know how excited I was when I opened that! Literally died like 12 times! Ahhhhh! 

I am SO grateful for the opportunity that I have to serve the Lord, this is the best calling in the world and I am so glad that I was called, that I was chosen to be a representative of Christ. I have already learned SO much being here and feel SO blessed to have this gospel. The Lord never leaves us and is constantly by our sides cheering us on! He is our biggest cheerleader and wants the best for us. This gospel is SO true and I love it so much! Thank you so much for your prayers, I have felt them so much already! Mom, you don't need to worry about me I am seriously doing SO well and am loving it so much! I miss you all so much, but know that this is where I am supposed to be! I know there are people in Mexico that the Lord has prepared for me and are waiting for me to teach them the gospel! I am having a blast and love all the people I get to work with! Seriously this is the best thing ever! I am SO excited for Parker to come here in a few months! But i love you guys SO much, and am forever grateful to have such an amazing family supporting me along this journey!! 

-Love Hermana Murray

Ps. Give Tika a hug for me Peaker!!

Hermana Murray and Hermana Corrales

Hermana Murray with her District

Hermana Murray and Hermana Corrales