This post is from Isaac (soon to be Elder Contador), whose enthusiasm for living the Gospel is contagious! His role in the Easter Pageant represents who he truly is- an angel.
My beloved brothers and sisters, I testify of angels, both the heavenly and the mortal kind. In doing so I am testifying that God never leaves us alone, never leaves us unaided in the challenges that we face. “[N]or will he, so long as time shall last, or the earth shall stand, or there shall be one man [or woman or child] upon the face thereof to be saved.” On occasions, global or personal, we may feel we are distanced from God, shut out from heaven, lost, alone in dark and dreary places. Often enough that distress can be of our own making, but even then the Father of us all is watching and assisting. And always there are those angels who come and go all around us, seen and unseen, known and unknown, mortal and immortal.
-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Hello! My name is Isaac Contador. I was part of the Easter Pageant in Mesa, Arizona this year. It was amazing. My part in the Easter pageant was an angel of God. Every night that we performed we would touch peoples’ lives—and that was my favorite part. Weeks later after the Easter pageant was over I got a call from the missionaries. They told me that they meet a young kid name Ruben at the Easter pageant. He wanted to know more about the church. So the missionaries and I started teaching Ruben. He is super smart and he always had good questions for us. Three weeks later he wanted to get baptized. The elders were super excited. The next day I got a call from the elders they told me that Ruben wanted me to baptized him. I was very surprised with the news. I always wanted to baptized someone, and my dream came true. I baptized Ruben and he is super happy. Now I'm waiting for my mission call and I'm super excited to serve my Lord. I know that the Church is true. Brothers and sisters, always remember who you are. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.