Monday, May 26, 2014

Transfer to Mazatlan

I am getting transfered to Mazatlan! It was the hardest thing in the world to say good bye to the members in Nueva Galicia and Huertas, I am not going to lie I was crying. It is just that I have been here for 7 1/2 months.  That is a very long time and I got to really love the people. When the members of Huertas heard that I was heading out, they couldn`t believe it, they told me you just barely got here and you are heading out. The Bishop was joking around, he told me that he was going to talk to my Mission President so that I would stay longer. I told the Bishop, don`t worry another American is going to come in my place, he told me, but this American isn`t you, we want you! It made me feel really special. We worked really hard in the last week and had a decent amount of success. It was so hard to leave.  It felt like I was just starting life all over again. Right now I am in my new area. The ward has six missionaries in it. Two Elders and four sister Missionaries are in the ward and in my District. Our area is kind of far away from the church, and there are only five members in our area. We are going to have to work dang hard and I am up for the challenge. I am really excited for this change it is going to be really good for me. In my area it isn`t quite as hot as Culiacan, but it is very humid, I am sweating a lot. The houses are a lot smaller, the people are poor but they seem really nice. There are cows, animals, it reminds me of Rosario. My new companion is called Elder Farias, he is from Mexico City, he has three months on his Mission. He is really nice, humble, we are going to get along just great. Our house isn`t the greatest.  The water doesn`t work.  In the morning and the day we have to fill up buckets of water and bathe ourselves. It is really hot in the house.  It is small, but it is really cheap. I think that we are going to look for another house. Don`t worry about me, everything is fine here, and I promise that I will do my best.  I hope the best for you, I love you so much, thanks for the letter!  

Love, Elder Cannon

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Marriage and Baptisms

This week was one of the greatest weeks of my life.  It was so awesome. On Wednesday I had divisions with Elder Perez in my District and we had an amazing day! I returned to my old area and we went to town. In the morning we were invited to be witnesses at the wedding of Carlos and Ana.  They are the family that Elder Porter and I taught.  We also invited the sister missionaries.  It was a really special wedding. Before the wedding I was talking to Ana.  I asked her if she received her answer from God that the Book of Mormon is true.  She told me "yes I know." She  reads a lot and is already in the Book of Alma. I was so happy for this family.

We also found new investigators, we taught really powerfully and 3 people accepted baptismal dates.

On Friday Carlos, Ana, and Carlo all got baptized. It was a very special baptism, and I am not going to lie,  I was crying a little bit. My joy is overwhelming for this family and I wrote them a very powerful letter.  They were so happy and felt the Spirit very strongly. Elder Perez baptized Carlos, Elder Porter baptized Ana, I baptized the son Carlo. On Saturday we had a baptism in our area of Abel. It was also a very special baptism and I was so happy for him. When he told us that he prayed and asked God if he should be baptized, he felt as if God was there with him and that he should get baptized. This week was a week of pure power and one of the greatest weeks of my life. My happiness is full and I thank my Heavenly Father every day for all that he has done for me. This is the last week of transfers. I am excited to see what is to come. I want to help save as many souls as I possibly can. I want every family to be eternal and to be sealed together forever.  I love seeing families getting baptized.  There is no joy greater than being a missionary. I can`t wait to see what God has in store for me and I wish the best for you guys.

Love Elder Cannon    

Happy Mother's Day

That was so awesome to talk to all of you guys Everything is different. A lot has changed in the past year. I am glad that you had a great mothers day. Everyone is getting old, and my brothers are starting to get a little focused on girls. I felt really special getting to see all of you guys and I miss you. But I know that I am supposed to be here and that God has everything planned out for me, I can`t wait to see what he has got in store for me. I feel like my life couldn`t get better.  I am happy!  I have started to understand the importance of time, of why we are here, and what God really wants from me. This week it is possible that we are going to see some baptisms. We are going to have one baptism. Elder Porter and Elder Perez are going to baptize a family of 3, that Elder Porter and I found and taught. I feel really blessed to be able to see these baptisms and to see the fruits of our efforts. A lot of the times when we leave our areas, we don`t see that what we did really mattered or that we had success in our area. I am happy, there is no other place I would rather be than here in Culiacan.  I love my Mission and I love doing what I do. I want to be a missionary forever. I don`t want to end.  I still lack a long time before I go home, so I don`t think a whole lot about that. I need to take advantage of this precious time that I have left and get her done. Have a great Week! Happy Mothers Day, I love you so much.  I don`t know who I would be if I didn`t have you as my Mother, you are the perfect example and I look up to you alot. Talk to you next week!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Talk to you Sunday

 I will be Skyping this Sunday.  It is only for an hour but I am excited to see all of you guys. This week was actually a good week for us.  It isn`t the easiest thing to open an area, but we are starting to progress. I think that pretty soon I will be able to see baptisms of the family that Elder Porter and I found.  I would be so happy to see them getting baptized they are so special. There are so many good things about the mission. I love the work, I love being a missionary, I love the people. I have actually started doing a lot of excercise in the mornings and in the nights. I feel a lot better. I feel a lot healthier. I talk to you this Sunday, have a great week and remember that I love you!
Love Elder Cannon