Monday, July 27, 2015

27 July 2015 - Garden City - Spanish

Buenas Tardes everyone! Espero que todo esté bien!
Y he aqui, quien mete su hoz con su fuerza atesora para si, de modo
que no perece, sino que trae salvación a su alma.
What a week! I love Kansas!

The time continues to fly by so fast as the Lord hastens His work and
brings so many miracles to pass each and every day. One of the ways He
is hastening His work is by helping us unite as missionaries and
members. So many times, I feel like we see it as two different works,
member work and missionary work, when it's all the same work of
salvation. The Lord's work. "For behold, this is my work and my glory,
to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." I just love
being a missionary for that exact reason! To be able to see the light
of Christ work within people as they feel the love of God more in
their lives through this Gospel makes every trial and struggle worth

I don't have a ton of time this week, but I want you all to know that
things are great! Trials and joys every day! And every day is a great
day to be a missionary! I love you all and hope you have an amazing

Elder Murphy

Friday, July 24, 2015

20 July 2015 - Garden City - Spanish

Buenas Tardes everyone! How are things going? I hope you all had a stellar week!
Una obra maravillosa está a punto de aparecer entre Los hijos de Los hombres.

Things here in Garden City are going great! We are seeing miracles
everyday and the Lord's hand in every detail of His work. Joe and Rosa
have been so prepared to live this Gospel and follow Jesus Christ as
they implement Him into their lives. Miracles happen everyday all
around us. All we need to do is open our eyes and ears to them. If God
is the same today, yesterday, and forever and performed miracles in
ancient times, then of course miracles will continue to happen today!

Ether 12:6 says, "I would show unto the world that faith is things
which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye
see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your
faith." I know that a witness, or testimony and understanding, of
something is always proceeded by a trial of our faith. Our capacity
for understanding must be stretched and grown to create more space for
a greater witness and they ability to see more miracles. Trials are
temporary, but if we cultivate it, testimonies and understanding are

I hope you all have an amazing week! Remember "to the stars through
difficulties". I love you all and am grateful for your examples.
You're always in my prayers.

Elder Murphy

Monday, July 13, 2015

13 July 2015 - Garden City - Spanish

Buenos Tardes everyone!! Como se van?
Pedid y recibireis; llamad y se os abrirá.
I hope you all had an amazing past two weeks! They sure did fly by!

We've been working a lot with Joe and Rosa and they are so accepting
and understanding of the Gospel and what they need to do to come
closer to Jesus Christ! The Lord definitely prepares His children and
leads us as His instruments to those who are prepared and will listen.
As a Garden City Ward and a mission, we are really focusing on being
united with the members to be full purpose missionaries. Tons of
prophets and apostles have spoken about really and truly uniting with
the members as the Lord hastens His work. Many miracles have come in
the Lord's strength as we've done that.

I don't have a ton of time, but I want to testify to you all that
prayer truly is powerful. God, our Heavenly Father, loves us perfectly
and wants us to speak to Him through prayer. He cares so much and
wants to help us. If we ask, He will answer. It may not be in the way
we expect, but it will be an answer and will be to help us reach our
full potential.

Have an amazing week! I love you all and you are always in my prayers!

Elder Murphy