Monday, August 26, 2013

Why I am happy

This week was really good and we have even started running in the mornings. We were working really hard with Juan and Valentina so that they could get married so that they could be baptized. They are so awesome and very golden investigators. We now have all of the papers, but they are actually going to live in Culiacan and get married and baptized there. I am so very happy and excited for them.

 One of the missionaries in Rosario named Elder Hernandez just finished 2 years of his mission.  We  ate cake and drank mango juice. I have so much respect for him and I hope to be a missionary like him someday. Elder Hernandez is going to leave after this transfer.

 There is a girl named Briceida who is going to be baptized this Saturday.  She is the sweetest girl ever and everyday asks her parents, "when am I going to be baptized?"  We are also working so that the parents of Briceida can get married and baptized also. The only setback that we have is the money to get married. 

  I have really been learning a lot lately about how important every single person that I see is. I now know why I am happy a lot of the time, it is so that I can make others happy. I realized that I am so much more happy if I am helping someone else. I also learned that the best medicine for discouragement is helping someone else. My testimony of the importance of making everyone happy has greatly increased. Thanks for your letters, love, and support.

Love Elder Cannon 

Monday, August 19, 2013


My week was amazing.  A lot of really good things happened this week. We had an activity with the youth from a lot of areas, it was really awesome. I felt the spirit really strongly and the youth are really excited to serve missions. There was a white girl who had a BYU Idaho shirt on, and I went up to talk to her. She is from Colorado, not too far from Denver and she is visiting people in Mexico. Talking to her was awesome but I almost kept saying words in Spanish.  My brain is only thinking in Spanish. For part of the day I was her translator.   I would tell her things in English that other people are saying and I translated what she said into Spanish. It was actually really fun. A lot of people complimented me on my Spanish and couldn´t believe that I have been in Mexico for 3 months.  They thought I had been in the mission for like 5 or 6 months. It made me feel really good about my Spanish, but I know that I still have so much to learn and do in Spanish. I went to Culiacan and renewed my passport.  Elder Sumano came with me and a lot of other gringos(white) missionaries were doing the same thing. I got to see my old companion Elder Hammon.  It was really good to see him again. We have a lot of investigators that are progressing a lot and I am really excited for them. I have learned a lot of really good things this week and I feel really good right now. Good luck in the fair. I love you guys, always be happy.
Love Elder Cannon

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rain, rain

I got your package this week, and I loved it.  I absolutely love the Elwood shirt, the colors are so awesome.  Today all four of the missionaries in Rosario are going to cook hamburgers and after we are going to watch a church movie and eat the Mike and Ikes you sent.  Apparently there are no Mike and Ikes in Mexico. 

 The work in Rosario is really good.  We have two investigators that are perfect and are very ready to be baptized but they need to get married. We are going to work hard so that they can get married and be baptized by the end of this month. I am very excited for them. Blaine is getting married, that´s awesome, tell him congratulations.  I loved the photos that you guys sent.   Oregon looks really beautiful. The picture of dad making a face is really funny.

 We got a new missionary named Elder Perez who just came from the MTC.  He is really awesome. Yesterday it rained like crazy while we were at a member´s house/shack. The pulled out like 5 big pans and all of the water that was dripping in the house from the ceiling they collected it. I thought that it was the coolest thing ever. My week was awesome and I am excited for this week.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Members Temple Trip & Churros

Wow, the vacation that you guys had sounded amazing. I really want to eat breakfast at Pig N Pancake.  That restaurant sounds amazing. We had transfers today and I was so glad to hear that I am staying in Rosario, but it is likely that I am going to leave after this transfer. I think that I am going to use my credit card to buy some sort of device that allows me to plug the SD card into the computer so that I can send pictures.  This week the members of Rosario went to Guadalajara to go to the temple. It really got people excited and L______ also went to the temple (She was the one Ryan baptized last week--picture below).  When the people all shared their testimonies and what they felt in the temple it was very spiritual. L______ also bore a testimony that was very genuine and I was so happy for her. We have a decent amount of investigators that are progressing quite a bit. I am really excited for our area and the work that we get to do. The President of our Mission,  President Velez, came to our Sacrament Meeting.  It was a very spiritual day. This week I tried churros for the first time in Mexico, it was so amazing, and ridiculously cheap. The food here is so different than El Parral. Life in Rosario is amazing and I can't wait to get back to work. My testimony has grown so much this week, and I can´t wait for what the future holds. Thanks for the letter.  I look forward to reading your letter every week.
Love Elder Cannon