Monday, May 25, 2015

Just gotta work faster than the time flies- May 20, 2015

WOW That was a fast week! I hope that it isn't like that in the next few weeks because I am loving the mission SO MUCH! We are really trying to find people and help people, but some people just cannot be found and do not want to be helped! But the Lord always ALWAYS provides for those who work hard and obey to carry on his work. We are seeing people FEEL the spirit, WANT to do the things and almost do it but then Satan convinces them that their current lives are better than the one in the Gospel of Christ. I am reading that same thing in Mormon, where he is trying so hard but the men are just off the tracks. He knows that ALL THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IS TO LIVE THE GOSPEL!! But then they just DON'T DO IT. They even recognize that they aren't doing good but they don't do the things that they NEED to do in order to have success! Mormon said:
 "16 For behold, the Spirit of the Lord hath already ceased to strive with their fathers; and they are without Christ and God in the world; and they are driven about as chaff before the wind.
 17 They were once a delightsome people, and they had Christ for their shepherd; yea, they were led even by God the Father.
 18 But now, behold, they are led about by Satan, even as chaff is driven before the wind, or as a vessel is tossed about upon the waves,without sail or anchor, or without anything wherewith to steer her; and even as she is, so are they.
 19 And behold, the Lord hath reserved their blessings..."
Now, it is not the same extent. I just sometimes feel like there are people that know what they need to do and if they don't do what they need to do now, the Lord will reserve the blessings. There are SO many blessings of peace, happiness, love, and hope that await us, and that is what all of us look for! But some just don't want it for now. But, the Lord is always willing to receive them in the time that they repent. We all receive the same invitation:
 "33 Behold, he sendeth an invitation unto all men, for the arms of mercy are extended towards them, and he saith: Repent, and I will receive you."
This gospel is incredible. We have a sister named Yerlin that is working with us that is great! We found her on a bus to Santiago like 4 weeks ago and she says that since she has been sharing with us, she has changed SO MANY THINGS. She stopped going out so much, she stopped drinking and everything. She came to church and she says that she is for sure going to return. There are others that are progressing a lot, and God is really revealing that he can do ALL THINGS in His work! He blesses us too much. 
I have never been happier. I love this work and I feel like I am just starting! Thanks for all you do!
Elder Dallin Murphy

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