Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Companion

 This week was also really good. It has been raining a lot, but nothing that you need to worry about. My new companion, Elder Hernandez, is really awesome. He is so nice and knows the scriptures really well. We had a Stake Conference and the President of the mission came and spoke to us. We had a lot of the members of Rosario come to the conference. I felt the spirit really strongly and I learned a lot. President Velez spoke to Lourdes (my first baptism)  about going on a mission and it made her more excited to serve a mission.

After the conference we were waiting in a large room until the other conference started. There was a white girl who speaks little Spanish and was singing hymns in English, and people started telling me sing with her. We sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "Called to Serve" in English. I was a little bit nervous singing in front of a lot of people.  She sings really good and people said that we sounded good.  It was pretty fun.

 I am starting to feel pretty firm with my Spanish.  I am still really far from being fluent and I still lack a lot, but I feel good with my Spanish. The missionary work is good.  We have some couples that need to get married before they can get baptized. It isn´t all that easy for people to get married.  It takes some time and money. Everything is really good in Rosario and I will send a picture of my new companion. Thanks for the letters and love.
Love Elder Cannon

Monday, September 16, 2013

My joy is overwhelming

This week was fantastic.  My joy is overwhelming.  Transfers came and I am going to stay in Rosario for another transfer.  At the end of this transfer I will have six months in Rosario, and I love it. This week was really spiritual for me. There is a kid named Jesus.  He comes to church every week with his grandparents and his grandparents really wanted him to be baptized. The mom of Jesus kept telling us that he was too young and that she wants him to be baptized but later. During my personal study I had the impression to just write what I was going to say to Hermana _______ (mom of Jesus). I had the impression to share my experience that I had with my baptism and what I learned and how it helped me, and that is what we want for your son. I was pretty direct in my question if her son could be baptized and she said yes. I baptized her son on Saturday and I have never seen a boy as happy as Jesus was on that day. I know that Hermana ________ felt the spirit after the baptism. I was so overwhelmed with the spirit.   She thanked me and gave me a hug. Me and my new companion are going to try all that we can to get Hermana ________ to go to church and be baptized.  The only problem is that she has to work on Sunday. 

Jesus is the best kid in the world. He is always happy and very helpful for his family. I gave him the football that you sent me for the 4th of July and he really likes it.  We even played catch with it for a little bit. One day he said what day is it? We said it is Thursday, he said oh no, I was hoping it was Saturday so that tomorrow I could go to church. He always wants to say the prayers, when we eat at their house or visit them. 

 On Sunday morning Elder Sumano baptized our investigator Hermano H_____.   He is a really golden investigator. He has read a lot of the Book of Mormon, has a testimony that it is true, and also I think that he could be a great leader in the church. 

Today I will receive a new companion named Elder Hernandez.  I am really excited to meet him and work with him. I will try to send a lot of pictures.

My love for all of you guys has increased so much during the mission, I didn´t realize how good I had it until I left to serve. Thanks for everything, I love you so much and you guys are always in my prayers.

Here are the photos from our baptisms this week.  In case you can't find me, I'm bent over in the suit in the first one.

Jesus Baptism

Monday, September 9, 2013

Meet the Missionaries in my Zone

That pig looks so awesome, and that ward party sounds like it was a lot of fun.

This Saturday we have a man named Herminio who is going to be baptized. He is a really golden investigator.  He has read a lot of the Book of Mormon and has a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon. I could see him being a great leader in the church and watching him progress has been priceless. I can´t believe how much that my testimony has grown and how fast time flies. One missionary that is in Rosario, Elder Hernandez, is going to leave after this transfer which ends at this week. I have so much respect for the missionaries that leave and hope that I can be like them.

 I finished reading Our Heritage and cannot believe how much that the early Saints suffered and everything that they went through. It really humbled me and made me realize  how easy I have it and how important that this gospel is and the responsibility that I have as a missionary.  All is well in Rosario and the Christlike Attribute that I feel like I improved was my humility and the importance of being humble. I learned that the more humble that you are the more that God trusts you to do his will, and it is easier to listen to the spirit when we are humble and willing to learn. Thanks for the letter and everything that you have done for me.

Love Elder Cannon
This is a picture of my Zone, everyone in my zone is really awesome.  Starting from the top left Elder Morales, Elder Perez, Elder Hernandez, Elder Cannon, Elder Millerberg, Elder Sumano, Elder Canul, Elder Hernandez, Elder Monasterio, and Elder MacDowell.
 P.S.  From Mom--What's the story with all the ankles showing on the front row? :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Fantastic Week

I am doing really great.   I had another fantastic week. 

 Today I talked to a Mexican in English who lives in Utah.  Right now he is visiting family in Mexico. He asked where I was from and I was suprised that he knew exactly where Tremonton was. He said that his wife is from Tremonton.   I was so surprised, and we talked about Utah and he said that it is the Mormon state. I asked him Are you a Mormon?  He said that he goes to our church and is listening to the missionaries in Spanish in Utah. Then we had to leave, but I love experiences like that.

 I actually feel pretty confident with my Spanish, but I still have a ways to go to be fluent. It is raining like crazy in Mexico, sometimes the thunder is way loud in the nights, and the lightning flashes like every three seconds. It doesn´t happen everyday, but occasionally it is really stormy.  Blaine looks so happy.  Tell him that I said Congratulations.  His wife seems really nice and they look very good together.

We baptized Briceida.  She is the sweetest girl in the world. Yesterday she brought one peso for her tithing. She was baptized on Saturday and received the Holy Ghost yesterday.

Yesterday was fast Sunday and I just love listening to the testimony of the members. I had to buy a new camera because my other camera broke, I can now send photos but only one at a time. Life is really good and lately a lot of people have been trying to talk to me in English, which has been really fun. We had a conference with Elder De Hoyos of the Seventy came and spoke to us. It was really spiritual and I learned a lot from it. All is well here in Rosario. I love you!
Love Elder Cannon

This is a picture of me with a boy named Daniel, he is the funnest little kid ever. We were helping some people start to build their house.


The other missionaries found this dog in the road and I just had to get a picture with it. I don´t know why but there a lot of dogs in Mexico that don´t like missionaries all that much and that are pretty scary.

This is a picture of our baptismal font