Monday, February 23, 2015

The Woman of Samaria at the Well‏

Good morning family!!! You are really all just my family, so we shall stick with that :)

Wow what a miraculous week :) Rita introduced us to her husband early past week and he was seemingly stubborn, but in more casual conversation about the gospel he began to open up, like a lot! We learned he grew up in a catholic school, and heard a lot of foul things about Mormons. He said, though, that it always sounded extreme and he has always wanted to meet one to see for himself who we really are. It's so funny how many of those kind of people we meet... people are so much more curious about the church of Jesus Christ than we realize I think!

We had SO MUCH FUN teaching them throughout the week. They read from the Book of Mormon, which is just so super exciting! And we went to the Wichita Zoo with them yesterday for Pday! And hopefully this week we will get our act together and discuss baptism more boldly than we have in the past. It's all very exciting :)

Sawyer has come full circle!!! He is not ready to be taught by missionaries right now, but that is because he has major life stuff and inner turmoils to address and work out step by step in order to fully accept the gospel in his life 100%. We feel the Spirit, we know this is the right move, for him to just sort of simmer. He has still been reading and praying, hopes to come to church a couple of times, and then in a few months or so he will reconsider being taught. Not only does this feel right, but last night he told us (for the first time) that he received a major answer to one of his major doubts/questions about the church. It additionally illuminated OUR understanding. I love when we get to all grow together, learning the gospel together, acting and growing in faith together. WOW!!

Apart from the work, Sister Heger and I are doing fantastic, I LOVE the sisters in my zone. they are hilarious, diligent, hard working, consecrating, respectful, and inspired. We just LIFT up each other!!

I'm sort of going through a tough time again, even though so much good is constantly happening. It's funny how we can testify to person after person that Christ gives hope and enables us to change and be happy and feel at peace, but then I get "sick" and have forgotten to accept the exact medicine we invite others to take. I'm working on it though :) Of all places to endure hard things, the mission is the greatest! Sorry all yall, you are missin out ;D

hahahaha, jokes!

I love you all a whole bunches :) Here is a great scripture I found and loved and want to share:

"..the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. For unto such hath God promised his Spirit. And they who worship him, must worship in spirit and in truth.
"The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
"Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am HE."
[John 4:23-26]

I testify Christ has come. He calls us to worship the Father and through Him be saved and changed. I know we are often blind, we do not see Him and his spirit and his angels all around us, right there, right there next to you, literally. And if we look, we shall live.

I invite and urge you all to PLEASE worship the Father by reforming who you are to become just like His perfect son. Make this WHO YOU ARE. Emulate Christ's light in every fiber of your being, through every action and thought. I love you all, immensely :)

Sister Murphy

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