Saturday, August 6, 2016

I hope you are all well! We found three new investigators this week!

Hey Everyone, I hope that all of you are doing well. This week went pretty well for us. It was a good week overall and we felt a bit better together as we have started to get a bit more accustomed to each other Elder Felix and I. We were able to teach a lot of lessons and we found some new people to teach fortunately! We found three new investigators this week. Two of which I feel like are likely to progress. Two are referrals from members. One is Berenice. She is married to a member and they just moved to our ward. They are a young couple and they have and eight month old daughter. She is interested in the Gospel because her husband is a member. They have been attending in the ward where he is from, so they still haven't been to our ward services yet, so that is going to be the greatest challenge with them, but hopefully we can help them to attend with us in the coming weeks. Our other new investigator is Tania. She is the referral of another sister of our ward. On Friday as we arrived to our lunch appoinment she was there to eat with us and we taught her the first missionary lesson and invited her to church on Sunday. She told us that she is Catholic, but that she has many questions and after having listened to our lesson on the Restoration of the Gospel she had even more questions for us. She is young and also has a newly born baby girl. They came to church yesterday but didn't make it to Sacrament Meeting and we will be seeing her again on Friday in our other lunch appointment. Beatriz is still doing pretty well. She will not be baptized this Saturday like we had first planned on baptizing her for two reasons. Yesterday they didn't come to church because she was really sick and couldn't get out of bed, we went to visit her afterwards and she didn't look very good. She was worried because two years ago she got hit by a car and had a bad accident and it almost paralyzed her and she felt like this may have been related because for like three days she didn't feel good and her back has been hurting her. But she said she had started to feel better by the time we went to see her last night. Therefore, she still needs another attendance in church to be baptized. The second reason she doesn't want to be baptized yet is because she feels she needs to forgive a couple of people before she is baptized that is costing her a bit of work to do so. We taught her that she can do it with the help of the Lord and that if she prays for her enemies and asks for the Lord's help to love them then he will help her. She accepted the challenge to be baptized on the 13th of August, so hopefully she will be! Please pray for her and her son Jose!! We are praying hard! Overall it was a really good week and we were able to teach a lot of lessons and have a lot of fun! Elder Felix is a good missionary and he is a pretty good guy. I have learned a lot with him already and I am just trying to learn as much from him as I can. I think that is the good thing of having lots of companions, is the opportunity to learn from many different people. I know that this Gospel is true and I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ here upon the Earth. I am certain that as we live the commandments of God we can experience greater happiness than in any other way. I am certain that as President Thomas S. Monson has said that, "Decisions determine destiny," and as we make righteous choices we will be blessed with happiness and prosperity. I have felt greater happiness here as I have been in the service of God than in any other moment in my life and I know that as we lose ourselves in the service of others we will be blessed forever! I love each and every one of you and I hope you have a great week! Take care! Love, Elder Mitchell J Condie

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