Wednesday, June 3, 2015

3 June 2015 -- Garden City -- Spanish

What a week!! And a great way to start off the summer and transfer!
Elder Packard and I definitely hit the ground running this week and were able to see so many miracles each day! 

On Wednesday, we were riding to an appointment and this guy, Daniel, stopped me on my bike in the middle of the road (and Elder Packard didn't notice so he kept on riding). He told me that he had been meeting with the missionaries a few months ago, but they'd never come back and he wanted us to come back and teach him! When we went back, he told us over and over again that he wants to change his life, start over and just do what God wants. He said he was actually supposed to get baptized awhile ago, but ended up being on a plane to Arkansas that day, and wasn't. But he's ready now! The Lord definitely prepares people for specific times. And when we are all ready, He places us in each others' paths at such a specific time.

While we were weekly planning, we were pondering about if we should stop seeing someone who we hadn't been able to contact in a few weeks. When they first met her, she accepted a baptismal date for May 30th. About 10 minutes after we had decided to not try and see them for a while, she texted us and asked us if she was still good to be baptized on Saturday. We definitely didn't expect it, but made contact with her and she is so ready to follow Christ's example and be baptized. The Lord is always preparing us.

Our work and burdens will be light and easy to bear if we will depend on the Lord. We are going to be successful, there is no doubt about it. The Lord does not expect us to fail. He doesn't call anyone to fail. He expects us and will provide a way for us to succeed. When Elder Bednar came to the mission last year, he said, "when you feel the Spirit, time no longer exists." That's a lot to think about. But when we are constantly relying on the Lord through our trials and challenges, we'll see the eternal perspective and realize that they are only a moment in the grand scheme of things and will only help us grow and progress. 

Have an amazing week and remember that the Lord is always by your side! Thank you for everything! I love you all!

Elder Murphy

Bump Day Ritual -- 6 months

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