Emily Murphy has been apart of the Chainbreakers since it started in September 2017. It has been a huge joy to get to know Emily and she has the coolest job ever that you should ask her about sometime! She is the Compliance Coordinator at ORU and as a rule follower myself, I never get bored hearing about what she does. Emily first decided to come to Asbury because she was on the hunt for a church that had a young adult community. She got involved in Chainbreakers from the start and has been an important part of the group ever since.
Emily has seen God provide for her life in many ways, including here current situation of being able to live in the city where she grew up. She says its crazy to see how everything worked out in the job search and is so grateful to be able to work in Tulsa and stay close to her friends and family. Another way God has provided for her is in the community she found at Asbury.
It is so wonderful to hear Emily talk about her home group at Asbury, through Chainbreakers. She loves walking with others as they pursue Christ and it has been helpful for her personal growth to be able to not be alone. The relationships she has found go far deeper than the surface and she now has people to walk through the thick and thin of life with. She has found the iron sharpens iron type of relationships that we are called to in Scripture. After finishing her masters, Emily knew it was important to plug into a Christian community. The transition from college to the working world is a hard one, filled with lots of new challenges. Emily works through it all with friends close by her side. During a time of life when it is so easy to seclude and make excuses, Emily does what she can to be at church each week. And even more than that, she has plugged in deeply to fellowship, discipleship, worship, and serving.
Emily volunteers every month in AsburyKids with the 2-year old’s! She loves getting to watch them learn and grow. She finds so much join in hanging out with little ones, having worked at a daycare throughout college and grad school. She is so grateful that Asbury allows her to serve in a way that she loves, worship God with a like-minded community, and given her deep and lasting friendships that push her and strengthen her as she seeks to follow Jesus in her everyday life.