Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The End of the Tour

Hey everyone!

Departing Missionaries at the Mission Home, November 2015

I'm sorry this is long overdue, but this entry represents the capstone of my time in the Nebraska Omaha Mission; some final words and pics for y'all.  Many thanks to those of you who came around to this blog; I wish y'all Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.
Elder Collins, Elder Randall, and me
With my parents, at the Winter Quarters Temple
In the Stake President's office, after a 16 hour drive from Omaha, seconds before my release!

Sam McMurray

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Hey, everyone!

Well, this is it; the ending of one time and the beginning of another.  These past two years have been by turns epic, triumphant, tragic, and everything in between.  I'm forever grateful for your many prayers in our behalf.

One of our long-time investigators is finally set for November 20.  Even though I won't be there to physically see it, I'm grateful and happy for him and his wonderful family.  

God be with you all till we meet again and beyond.  I love God, I love this Gospel, and I love you all.

Take care,
Elder McMurray  

P.S.  Here is a collection of photos of my final area, Marshall, Minnesota.  Enjoy!

Departing Missionaries: Elders McMurray and Anderson

Dusk, just outside Marshall

Marshall Sunset

The Marshall Meetinghouse

The main street in Marshall

The outskirts of Granite Falls, Minnesota

More of Granite Falls

Elder Howell, our friends, Brother and Sister Baas, and me



With Elder Markert

Last Days in Marshall

Fall Colors in Flandreau, South Dakota
Hey everyone!
Snow flurries, just outside Marshall
We had a great week; more people are coming to Church, we're getting more effective at streamlining our will with the Lord's, and our investigators are getting closer and closer to baptism and confirmation.  
Minnesota Wind Farm
We're looking forward to what this coming week holds in store and we hope that y'all do too!  

Ortonville, Minnesota - 90 miles north of the Marshall Branch Meetinghouse.  The northernmost point in the biggest area in the whole mission.

Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated and gratefully received and we extend ours in return.  
A bonfire in a cleared field, Marshall, Minnesota

Dusk in Minnesota

Have a wonderful week!

Elder McMurray