Big News and Big Changes!! – Joshua

Dear Family and Friends,

So I got a little teaser last Monday about whether or not I would be leaving and it didn’t come as expected. I thought that we were going to get a call from the Mission President asking Elder Barcala if he would be willing to train a new missionary, but instead he asked to speak to me. The fact that he wanted to speak to me was a shocker enough, but then he asked me to be a Zone Leader. I almost fainted. I was so stunned I almost forgot to reply to the President and tell him that I accepted. After he asked me all he heard on the other line was a……. wo…………………… o uh ya I would be honored President. I hope my reaction gave him a good laugh. He also told me right then I would be getting transferred which was nice to know because it gave me time to say goodbye to all my wonderful friends that I now have here in Lake City.

It truly has been a great adventure serving here in Deep Creek and I have met some truly amazing people that have made a lasting positive impact. The ward as become a family to me and I have no doubt that I have met some of my friends that I knew in the the pre-mortal existence. I wish everyone here the best and I plan to return after my mission and see them all again. The beauty of this world of technology is that it is very easy to keep in touch with people. Gotta love Facebook 🙂

As far as the next chapter of my mission, it will be spent in the beautiful and nice area of Mandarin, Jacksonville. It is a great area that not only has the Assistants to the President in it, but also the Mission Home. Looks like I get the blessing of seeing President and Sis. Craig more regularly. I also get the wonderful privilege of serving with Elder Hamilton. I have heard great things about him and I am looking forward our adventures together. Fun fact about him is that I worked with his older brother in college and he told me to look for him when I got here. He was hoping that he would train me, well he gets to be my Zone Leader Trainer haha.

Anyway, lots of Great things have happened hear that I will will praise the Lord forever for being able to experience. I definitely feel as if I have come here for a reason. But now that I am getting sent somewhere else I am embracing the wonderful advice I got in a fortune cookie once, it said, “Relish the transitions in your life, they will happen regardless.”

I love ya’ll! Have a great week!

Love,
Elder Joshua Cordon

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