Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I hope you all has a wonderful New Years celebration!

Hey Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful New Year! We had a good one, haha, we were asleep! To me that was the best thing we could have done! I love sleeping as a missionary because I am always tired! I guess that is a good indicator of how hard we are working all of the time! I hope that you all had a great time these last few weeks with Christmas and New Year's and that you were able to enjoy it with friends and family! To me I feel as if I have been so blessed these last few weeks with feelings of joy and happiness, love and friendship! Really being a missionary is a great blessing! This last week was quite busy, but it was a fun week and we enjoyed it! We went to Guadalajara two times, once on Monday and the other on Wednesday, Ajijic, and Sahuayo. We traveled four out of seven days, so it was kind of crazy! I was able to visit with the neurologist on Wednesday and he has me taking a higher dose of medicine. I hope we can see a decrease in pain and intensity with them! Well our work is going slowly here, like it always seems to be, but we are working to find more investigators and decide what to do with the ones we have been visiting in the last few months. Really no one of them is progressing and we have decided to drop a few of them. Jorge who is the only one who has been coming to church told us last week that he won't read the Book of Mormon, so we are not going to teach him anymore. The challenge with him though is that the last two weeks he has come to church drunk and we don't know what to do with him! Hopefully when we tell him that we are no longer going to teach him he decides not to come to church (at least not drunk!). We have been trying to find where Guadalupe went and we finally found out that she is living with her mother. We found the house the other day, but when we went looking for her only her brother was home and he told us that her and her mom went to Guadalajara because her baby (she is pregnant) had the chords wrapped around it's neck. We have been praying for her well being and that all goes well with her! I hope that we can resume teaching her as soon as she is home and ready to receive visits once again! Other than them we are trying to focus on trying to find new investigators! It is super hard to find people here because many don't ever give us their address when we talk with them! Yesterday though a nonmember and her son came to church with a less active sister and we have never seen them before, so hopefully we can work with them! Everything here other than all of that seems to be going normal and well. My companion Elder Muñoa is doing well and learning quickly as ever! I am grateful to have him because I learn something new from him everyday! I am super thankful that I have been given this opportunity to work with him and teach him what I know! Really it has been a blessing to work with him! I just want you to all know that I am thankful to be here serving the Lord on my mission! I am grateful that I have the opportunity to spend the greater part of this year in His continued service! I know that He is the Master and that I am just the instrument in His hands. He leads and guides this magnificent work! I know that He is at the head of His church and that through revelation He guides us by a living prophet who is Thomas S. Monson. I am thankful that He restored His church here on the earth through Joseph Smith and that by him we were provided with the Book of Mormon. I know that it is true! I am thankful to have this Gospel in my life; it has truly changed me and I am forever grateful to Him. I love Him and I want to serve Him with all of my heart, might, mind, and strength. I am grateful for all of you and I hope that all is well with each one of you! I hope you have a wonderful week and a Happy New Year! Take care! Love, Elder Mitchell J Condie

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