Friday, April 24, 2015

20 April 2015 - Great Bend -- Spanish Branch

Hey everyone! How was your week?? As always, this week flew by! It feels like I was emailing you guys 10 minutes ago!

Speaking of 10 minutes, that's about how long I have to email. Stake P Day in Salina. Lots of missionaries wanting to email, so many computers. 

Catherine was baptized this Saturday! She was truly a miracle. She was a former and didn't really want to talk to the missionaries, but called us about a week and a half ago and told us she wanted to be baptized! She pretty much set up her own date and everything! Her husband came to her baptism and, even though he's not too interested in the church, he definitely felt the Spirit. And to see the light grown in his and Catherine's eyes is a miracle in and of itself!

So last night, we had a mission president's devotional and they showed the newest Mormon Message, Bearing our Burdens with Hope. It really showed me that trials and hardships in our lives, the things that are burdens on us spiritually, give us spiritual traction to move forward and hold fast to the hope Christ and His Atonement give us in our lives. As we become equally yoked with Him, our burdens are eased and we are able to bear them with His strength. 

A little more about Great Bend. It's a small town (in between Thatcher and Pima) and the members are so cool! The area is Spanish/English, so we're speaking English most of the time, but one of the Assistants to the President, Elder Myers, who's a Spanish missionary too, told me it was when he was in his mostly English areas that he truly learned how to be a missionary, so that gave me hope! A lot of people ask me about the weather, but that's kind of hard since it changes about every five minutes (yup worse than Safford). The other day, it was sunny, a pretty nice day, then it got cloudy, then it started sprinkling, then it started hailing golf balls, then it rained, then the sun was smiling again. That's Kansas, but I love it!

Anywho, that's about the 10 minutes I have today. I love you all and I hope you have a super fantastic week! Thank you for everything!

Elder Murphy

Kia Kaha

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