Ryan J. Murphy


In 2005, Ryan Murphy, along with wife Heather and infant son Micah, left his comfortable home and successful career in San Diego to teach the children of missionaries in rural Kenya. After graduating with a B.A. in Literature from Point Loma Nazarene University, he planned to pay off his school debt in ten years and then leave for the mission field. Through an incredible turn of events, the debt was paid off in four years, and Heather and he raised all of the financial support needed to volunteer in Kenya. Appointed to work at a boarding school called Rift Valley Academy by Africa Inland Mission, he and his wife teach, mentor, care for, and live with the children of African missionaries nine months of the year. Although he ministers mainly to the students, living among Africans has provided him unique insights into faith and friendship which only cross-cultural missionaries can experience. He taught English at a public school for five years in the US and is devoted to the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Besides writing and teaching, Ryan enjoys playing guitar, wrestling with his two sons, and watching Penn State football. His first year as a missionary is recounted in this, his first book, ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND. His second book, WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL picks up where the first one leaves off.

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Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Living and Lasting as a Missionary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Christian studies
Winter Spring Summer Fall shares twelve hard-earned lessons learned during Murphy’s first four years in Africa, as well as stories of surviving civil war, traveling to exotic places, grieving poverty and disease, and celebrating the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
All That You Can't Leave Behind: A Rookie Missionary's Life In Africa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011 by Father's Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Christian studies
You will find the insights Ryan and Heather Murphy share in this book to be real and refreshing. If you want a very readable book on missions in Africa which deals with both the practical and the theoretical, look no further. You will enjoy this book.

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