Wednesday, June 3, 2015
I have another new companion and I still have a headache - so please pray for me!
Hey everyone, I hope that your week has been a good one and that you were all able to enjoy yourselves. My week was pretty good even though I have still had a pretty strong headache all week long. I am thankful for all of your prayers for me, I know that they always help. It was an interesting week with a new companion again already. Elder Arellanes is very different than Elder Benitez, but I am excited to have him as my companion. I can tell that he is excited for this work and that he loves it. He is from the city Oaxaca(you say it wa-hawk-a) in Oaxaca. This week I showed him around our area and introduced him to our investigators and the members. This week was pretty good. We taught our investigator Brenda a lot this week because she is almost always home and a lot of our other investigators cancelled appointments or weren't home when we tried to visit them. She is doing pretty good and I always love teaching her because she understands really well what we teach. The biggest thing with her is that she says she wants to be sure before she gets baptized, but she still hasn't prayed to know if what we are teaching is true. So last night we had a lesson with her about the power and role of prayer in finding her answer. The spirit was strong in that lesson and I hope that she truly tries to pray and find an answer. I know that one will come, but that she needs to pray first to find it. We found a new investigator too this week. Her name is Irine and she is a bit older and has some young boys and two daughters that do not live with her. She is very interested to learn about our message and she wants to go to the church and see how it is. We only taught her once so far and we are going to try and teach her more this week. Other than them we had, various other visits. We have been trying to visit the Vazquez family but they have been super busy working lately. I hope that we will get a chance to visit them this week because it has been a while since we last saw them, and since they have come to church. I really want to help them to be baptized because they are a wonderful family, so hopefully we can find them this week. It was a pretty good week and it was nice that it rained the last few days, so it hasn't been quite as hot which I have appreciated a lot. It definitely is nice when it cools down a bit because we are always walking and it is better when it isn't quite as hot. I was sad to hear that Elder L. Tom Perry passed away last week. I really have always enjoyed his talks and messages. Even though he died I am glad to know that we have living prophets and apostles on the earth that guide and direct the work of the Lord here. I have a testimony of the revelation that prophets and apostles receive for us. I know that the Lord speaks to them and that their guidance and direction is truly inspired. I love that we have the priviledge to listen to and learn from them. I love all of you and hope you have a wonderful week! Please keep praying for me! Take care! Love, Elder Mitchell J Condie