Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Elder Condie is returning home!

Elder Mitchell J Condie will return home from serving in the Guadalajara East Mission in Mexico November 21, 2016 He will speak in church November 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Enoch Homestead 2nd Ward Chapel. We are very excited to welcome him back home and we are very happy for all of his accomplishments as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Well done Elder Condie! Love your family

As a missionary I have learned many things and I am so thankful for this opportunity I have had!

Hello Everyone, Well this will be my last email to all of you in my mission. How quickly it seemed to have arrived for me. I simply want you all to know that I love you and I am extremely grateful for all that you have done for me while I have been here serving as a missionary in Mexico. I know that this is the greatest thing I could have done for myself and for my family and greatest of all for the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the last two years of my life and I am incredibly thankful for the decision I made to come and serve as a missionary. I remember my first interview with President Camarillo and what I said to him. I said,"I want to be the best missionary I can be. I want to serve Him with all of my heart." Inspite of the difficulties throughout my mission and the trials and all of the challenges I have faced I feel I have done the best I could and I am thankful for the strength the Lord has given me! I know that without Him and His sustaining hand I could not have done half of what I have done as His servant here. As a missionary I have learned many things. I have learned to trust in His guide. To trust the Holy Ghost and the inspiration he sends. I have learned not to doubt the strength we can receive when we confide always in His divine strength. I know that as we strive to follow Him all is possible. I know more than any time before in my life now, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the path safely home to our Heavenly Father, and the only way to true happiness and joy. I hope that all of you will too find the joy that comes from living the commandments and inviting others to come unto Christ. I have found greater joy now as a missionary than ever before. I know that only greater blessings await me throughout my life but I will forever be thankful for His blessing in letting me, allowing me, to serve Him as a full-time missionary. I will miss the days full of teaching and preaching and contacting people in the street. I will miss a full-time companion and the meetings and the interviews with President. I will miss all of the laughs and the funny times and the great joy I have experienced here, but I am so excited to return home to be once again with all of you! I love you all! Never forget that this Gospel is true and that living the commandments of God is the only way. I am so sure of it, I am not so sure of anything else. I know it will save us in His kingdom of Glory. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He loves us and that He is our Savior and Redeemer. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our living day prophet and I know Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the Restoration. I know that the Temple is the House of God. I know that these things are true and will bless our lives if we live them! I love all of you and I hope you too know these things are true. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Love, Elder Mitchell J Condie

Thursday, November 10, 2016

It's hard to believe I only have two more weeks!

Dear Everyone, Hey I hope you are all doing well. I am doing pretty well. Only two more weeks and I will be back in Cedar City, Utah. That is such a weird feeling. That has never seemed so close my entire mission and I really never thought it was going to arrive. Many times I hoped for it to come but it never seemed like it was going to get here. Now that it is so close it seems like it isn't really true. I am excited to come home to see all of you again and I can't wait to see how much you have all grown and changed and to see you all and hug you all again. But to me it still seems as if I am a missionary like I always have been! Really here we have just been working as we always have and I feel like we have been making a lot of progress in our area. I am excited for the new people that we have found and for the progress that they have been able to make. We haven't been able to have a lot of people attend church lately and Joshua didn't attend yesterday either which means that I won't get to see him be baptized, but at least I know that I have helped find some great people that have been waiting for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives. We have been focusing a lot on being more productive as missionaries lately and it has given us some good results in the zone and I feel like we have made some improvements in our efforts. I am thankful to know that when we give our part the Lord adds his. I know that the Lord redoubles our efforts in all that we do and when we strive to be better in everything that we do everyday that we can become more than we ever hoped for! I hope that you will all trust in what the Lord and Savior can make of you! He can make of you great people, strong disciples and defenders of truth. I know that He has made of me much more than what I could have ever made of my own self! I hope you will always let Him make more of your own selves! I know that He can do it! I hope you all have a great week this week and will take really great care of yourselves! Love you all a ton! Love, Elder Mitchell J Condie

I have a testimony of doing the little things!

Hello everyone, This week was a pretty good week for us and it went pretty crazy. We had a lot of lessons and a lot of things to do. Today we had our zone activity and it seemed like we had no time at all today. Anyway it seems like time is just flying by way too quickly for me anymore and I can't get everything done that I need too! Unfortunately, Joshua didn't come to church this week so that means his baptismal date will have to be changed. He can still be baptized while I am here if he attends the next two weeks in a row. Hopefully he will. We don't know why he couldn't come. Hopefully he will be able to continue to progress. We have a couple of other investigators that seem to be progressing little by little. Miguel Angel is Ricardo's brother and he came to church this week and seems super excited to learn more about the church. Hopefully with him we can help him to progress and learn as we work with him more and more. Really we are still just looking for more people to teach and how to help them all out in increasing their faith and coming closer to God! I spoke in church yesterday and it was pretty fun. I spoke on the importance of doing all of the little things because through the little things great things are brought to pass! I have a testiomony of doing the little things. I know that many times we forget to do the little things or we just stop doing them because of laziness, or lack of time, or lack of interest in those little things. I know that many times we feel like those little things aren't worth very much but in reality they are worth so much in our lives. We must always strive to live those little things and do them everyday so that we can be blessed and so that others can see our example of obedience. I know that the little things like prayer, scritpure study, church attendance, fasting, and temple attendance are all things that will help us come closer to the Lord and know his will for us. We should strive as much as possible to do these things. Prayer and scripture study should make up a part of our daily lives so that God can have presence with us. I know these things to be true. I love you all and I hope you can all strive to do the little things! I hope you have a great week! Take care! Love you! Happy Halloween and DIA DE MUERTOS! Love, Elder Condie