February 16, 2014

Elder and Sister Murdock reporting from Jamaica
We spent the week of transferring Missionaries and doing Computer Reports. 
The first Missionaries we helped were a new set of Senior Missionaries, the Halls, from Canada.  We helped them learn a little about Jamaica and showed them their new area.
 They have been assigned to the Branch in Ocho Rios the Branch we have been working with.  They are a great couple and will be able to dedicate much more time to helping the Branch and President Lester.  We still plan on visiting whenever we get the opportunity.  We were able to help them move into their apartment and show them around the area.
 While we were in Ochi we took some time to swim in the Sea and go for a walk.  Along the way we took some pictures of our little tropical paradise. Below is a picture of the Little Dunns River Falls.

 After getting the Halls settled in we help transfer Ocho Rios and Negril Elders to Spanish Town and back to their new areas.  All in all the transfers took three days.  We enjoy being with the other Missionaries and hearing all their stories.  All was good except when we swam in the Sea we swam and swam until we couldn’t swim any more then the next day we sat in the truck for six hours.  The old body kind of got use to the sitting position and did not want to straighten up again.  You think we would learn…

After being involved with wheelchair training for so long we had to get back to our other projects.  The is a picture of the School For the Blinds chicken project.  The coop is nearly ready for the Layer Chickens.  The eggs will help feed the children and if any are left over they will be sold to buy other food items for the school.
Our Son Aaron had a birthday last Monday and we want to wish him a most Happy Birthday.  We did get to see some pictures that were posted on Face Book of his Birthday dinner with his cute little family.  Thanks for posting those.  We really love our family and miss the milestones they are having while we are away; but we have really loved this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord.  There is so much work to do and if there are any willing and able to ‘put their shoulder to the wheel’, I know of a certain mission president who would love to request your presence in his field of labor….  We never in a million years ever thought we would ever get to serve in such a place as Jamaica, but we have truly learned to love the people, and the work. Our testimonies have grown so much.

Be safe, keep the commandments.  We love you all.
Mom and Dad
E/S Murdock