Friday, August 28, 2015

24 August 2015 - Garden City - Spanish

Hola Hermanas y Hermanos! Espero que tuvieron una semana buenisima!

This week was definitely full of miracles as always! Elder Boyer and I have continued to lose ourselves in this work by constantly reaching out in service, love, and compassion for the amazing people of Garden City! We've come to realize more of how much the Lords hand is in his work and how much we truly have to rely on him! Just as Ammon says in Alma 26, as to our own strength you're nothing but in the Lord strength you can do all things and can see many miracles!

It was definitely a week of stretching in trial, but the only lead to a greater understanding of the atonement of Jesus Christ and his love for not only us, but these wonderful people. Sometimes it's so easy to question why this works so hard, but it's so important to realize that Jesus Christ went through not only exactly what we go through but so much more. He can strengthen us as we pass through trials and are stretched and in His strength, we see miracles. There is no growth in a comfort zone. We have to be stretched out of our comfort zone and grow and move into the miracle zone. That's when our natures our changed and when we come to truly love our Savior.

We've been working a lot with Samson and his love for the savior and desire to come closer to him is so strong. As we turn our will and our desires over to the Lord, he can enable us to reach our potential. As Moroni says and challenges at the end of the Book of Mormon, how are intent must be real and our faith must be in Jesus Christ. When we have faith in Jesus Christ to be able to change us and help us become better, then will the Holy Ghost testify to us and reveal Heavenly Father's plan for us.

Yo sé que este es el Evangelio restaurado de Jesucristo y que recibiremos poder para vencer Los desafíos y pruebas en nuestras vidas. Nuestro Padre Celestial y Hermano Mayor, Jesucristo, nos quieren perfectamente y nos darán las bendiciónes que necesitamos.

I love you all and hope you have a superb week! You're always in my prayers! Tengan una semana fantastica!

Con amor,
Elder Benjamin Isaac Murphy

17 August 2015 - Garden City - Spanish

Buenas Tardes everyone! Cómo fue su semana??
My Banner Will Be Clear.

What an amazing week of miracles in the land of milk and honey! The Lord is definitely hastening his work and as we continue to lose ourselves in his will and said with all her heart, might, mind, and strength he allows us to see more and more miracles each day!

This week were able to get back in contact with Samson who has such a strong desire to come closer to Jesus Christ. He was meeting with missionaries in the past and was planning on getting baptized, but with transfers, he kind of fell through the cracks. But he still has such a huge desire! We were also able to see Juan and Sylvana and they are so awesome! We felt inspired to talk to them about Lehi's dream in 1 Nephi 8 and how baptism isn't just joining another church but rather taking another step closer to Jesus Christ and feeling his love more through his atonement. They understood so well and the light that was in their eyes in the spirit that was in their home was so strong. It was a huge miracle!

This week we had zone training in one of our zone leaders give a training on a talk given at the April 2015 general conference called "your four minutes". Bishop Stevenson talks about a few Olympians in the last Olympics who won medals in their events. He talks about a race called the skeleton which in total is a four minute race and this
Olympian who had changed her whole life to be in this race and had lost a couple of opportunities due to injuries or missing the qualifications by just a hundredth of a second. But once she got into the actual Olympics she gave her all in the four minute she was given. And it just helps me think about how this life is our four minutes. We've been preparing for this for a long time and now is when we give it our all to grow our relationship with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father as much as we can. I know we will receive strength as we do so! And that strength comes through the love our Heavenly Father and Jesus 

Christ have for us.

I love you all and I hope you have an amazing week! You're always in my prayers!

Elder Murphy

Saturday, August 15, 2015

10 August 2015 - Garden City -- Spanish

Buenas Tardes everyone! Espero que han tenido semanas fantasticas! How have you all been?

So, transfers were this last week, and Elder Downs got transferred to Arkansas City and I stayed here to train a new missionary, Elder Boyer! I'm so excited for another great transfer de Milagros en laTierra de Leche y Miel, Garden City! I can feel the Lord hasten His work as time continues to move by more quickly each week and as He
asks and invites us, through our leaders and the Spirit, to do more as we increase in the capacity to do more. The Atonement of Jesus Christ truly does enable us to do more in the Lord's strength as we are stretched through every day trials and events.

The last week Elder Downs was here, we really focused on those who had a sincere desire to come closer to Jesus Christ and act on the commitments they'd received. When Elder Boyer got here, we hit the ground running to grow our teaching pool again. On Friday night,during sports night, Juan and Sylvana's car broke down in the church parking lot. They've been sincerely seeking Jesus Christ the past few weeks and it just so happened that their car broke down in the church's parking lot. The Lord definitely works in mysterious ways. They had immediate fellowship with some of the members who were at sports night and we gave them a church tour on the spot. Their desire to come closer to Christ is sincere and as we've met with them, Elder Boyer and I have definitely felt the Lord's love for them and have seen how much they've been prepared.

This truly is the work of salvation and the Lord is hastening it. More miracles are happening everyday as we continue to lose ourselves in this work and become more enabled and settled disciples of Jesus Christ.

I love you all! Have an amazing week! Thank you for all of your examples to me! You're always in my prayers!!

Elder Benjamin Isaac Murphy


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

3 August 2015 - Garden City - Spanish

Ben was too busy this week to send out a mass email but he did send a picture. He found out that he is staying in Garden City and training his "verdecito" Elder Boyer. Hope to hear more next week