Friday, June 10, 2016
I was so happy and excited that Isaac got baptized! It was a special event.
Hello Everyone, Hello everyone how are you all doing? I hope that this email finds you all doing well! I am doing well and I am feeling good! Well many things have happened in this past week. It was a week full of many ups and downs but mostly ups when I look back on it or at least the ups are the things that mostly stand out to me in my mind! First of all Isaac got baptized on Saturday! It was super special! I was so excited and happy that he was able to be baptized and that he made the decision to follow Jesus Christ and make that sacred covenant. Honestly it was so special. It was such a miracle for us how everything happened. One day to the next Hna. Teresa (his grandma) received a visit as part of a missionary activity and the following day she came to church. The Tuesday after that she came to the chapel on the ward activity night and brought her grandson, Isaac, who had not been baptized and told us he wanted to be baptized. We taught him the lessons and he attended church every Sunday since that day and was baptized on his first baptismal date. It amazes me how quickly the work moves along when the Lord places someone truly prepared to receive the Gospel in our path. It was a great blessing for us to meet Isaac and to teach him and get to baptize him. He was baptized by Hno. Pedro our recent convert who was baptized in February. It was also a special experience for him! Other than that today I was transferred from Rio Verde to the Ward Industrial in the Stake Tlaquepaque. My new companion is Elder Cruz from the State of Mexico close to Mexico City. He seems like a cool guy and I am excited to get to know him better and to get to know the area. I am still a District Leader here and my district is made of of completely sister missionaries, so that will be kind of interesting to see how that goes. It was kind of hard to leave Rio Verde because it was a really great ward and I really love all of the people I got to know there! I shared my testimony in Sacrament Meeting yesterday and told them that I was being transferred and everyone started to say a lot of really nice things about me about how great of a missionary I had been and how much they love me and that they wished the best of success for me wherever I go. It made me feel really good and made it really hard to leave. I really grew to love all of the people there and I am so thankful for the opportunity that I had to serve in such a great place. I am going to miss it for sure. I had so much success and many great experiences there inspite of the many challenges! I just want all of you to know that the Lord is a loving and merciful Savior. He only wants the best for us. He cares for our individual challenges and burdens and he sends us individualized help and support. I am certain that He hears and answers our prayers and that He is constantly working to help us to overcome and continue in the crazy path we call life. He loves all of us! I love each of you and I hope that you all have a wonderful week! Take care! Love, Elder Mitchell J Condie