Monday, October 27, 2014

Week #13 - HOLA

this one needs to be in some church magazine i think :)

We have officially started summer here in AR and let me tell you... It is HOT! It gets up to 100 degrees with 80 percent humidity. It is awesome... For the first time in my life I am actually tan! I have a watch tan line.... Yes, a Murphy has a distinct tan line. WOHOO!!! But really, this sun is so strong. I am so grateful for Hermano Pereyra and his family. They bought me an umbrella!!

familia Pereyra MY ARGENTINE FAM :)

This week was great. We have 17 new investigators and I finally feel comfortable in teaching! We teach lesson one a lot, and I really love telling people how this gospel can bless families because it has blessed mine! Yesterday at church we had 4 investigators come!!  YAY! It was so cool and the Bishop was so happy for us! Oh! I have a funny teaching moment. We teach one recent convert every couple of weeks and she LOVES English. Last night she asked me to pray for her in English and while I was saying it, SPANISH came out. My companion BURST out laughing. You could say I am a pro in Spanglish :)

We had transfers this week which is bittersweet! It is fun to get new missionaries in our zone, but it is sad to see some go! We got a new zone leader who is 6´8 and everyone just loves him because he is so tall! haha. It is so funny. 

Saying goodbye to Elder Litchfield -- hermana moreno (ecuador), elder litchfield (florida),
 elder muñoz (california) and me! These are all great people!!!!!!! :)

During this week I read a talk by Elder Bednar that I wanted to share. 

There is no physical pain, no spiritual wound, no anguish of soul or heartache, no infirmity or weakness you or I ever confront in mortality that the Savior did not experience first. In a moment of weakness we may cry out, “No one knows what it is like. No one understands.” But the Son of God perfectly knows and understands, for He has felt and borne our individual burdens. And because of His infinite and eternal sacrifice (see Alma 34:14), He has perfect empathy and can extend to us His arm of mercy. He can reach out, touch, succor, heal, and strengthen us to be more than we could ever be and help us to do that which we could never do relying only upon our own power. Indeed, His yoke is easy and His burden is light. 

I have come to really know and understand Christ and His love for all of us. I challenge you all to find Jesus Christ because I know it will help you and heal you. I know this is true and this church is true too.

Thank you for the love and support! I love you all. 

Hermana Murphy

Other pics from Hannah this week:

hermana moreno and i :)

:) this is michi. my argentine timber
noemi and josé eubicina. the family we live with. mom.....
she is def my mom here. she is so cool.
my favorite dog lubbi :) he is so darn funny 
this woman is so spiritual it is crazy! she got baptized right as i got to argentina :)

this is astrella (which means star in spanish...) and she is my little best friend. i love this girl so much 

hermana moreno, astrella, me 

pride and prejudice huh?  my view EVERY night.  also, right next to my house

An additional note from Heather: 

Hannah has officially been gone almost three months this week (89 days as of today, but who is counting, right?)  I don't know about you........but I think she truly RADIATES in every single picture that she sends us.  It makes my heart smile....thanks for all of your prayers, letters and support.  I know that is how she is doing so well and feeling the love and support from home, family and friends.  I will be forever grateful!  XOXO

p.s.  I think Timber may be A LITTLE jealous of Hannah's Michi.  (Michi sure looks a lot more loving than Timber.......but we have proof that Timber misses Hannah a lot....Here she is climbing on Hannah's amoire in her bedroom.......trying to "play statue" in the books!)

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