Thursday, October 30, 2014

Still Sunny

That sounds like you guys had a fun Halloween, and that Isaac and his friends got scared pretty good. My week went really well! On the day of the dead our whole zone went to the cemetary to contact for a few hours! It went very well and it was successful! The attendance this Sunday was 49! Our investigador Ronaldo got baptized this Friday, I was  so happy for him, he looked so happy on Sunday when he got confirmed, and looked really cute with his white shirt and tie. The weather is finally started to cool down a little bit and it feels so much better. This transfer went by so fast, in one more week it is over. I would love to stay another transfer, but I feel like I am shipping out, but I hope not. Next week we will have a stake conference, we are all excited for that! Life is really good right now, I couldn´t ask for anything more. Life is a Happy Song! I love the people here in Villa Union, it is the saddest thought ever of having to leave them some day. There are so friendly and kind. Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Elder Cannon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What I want for Christmas

I got the Halloween package it was really awesome and I loved it! Thanks for the package.  This week was good, but it was a little hard, because a lot of our investigadors that we hoped would go to church didn`t go. But the good news is that we should have some baptisms coming up this week in the District! I am really excited for the future and to do God`s Will.

  (Answer to the question: "what should we send you for christmas?") You could send me some more pictures of the family, you could send some snow down for Christmas! Just kidding, I hope that the weather cools down just a tad bit more. Everythings good, we are excited to work and bring others to come unto Christ. My companion Elder Tapia can`t believe how fast time goes by, we are already half way done with this transfer. It is so weird being one of the older missionaries in the Mission. We are having fun and working hard, thanks for all of your love and support.   

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The weather is still hot!

Happy Birthday MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am doing great.  The weather is still really really hot! Everyone was saying that it would cool down in Octuber, but the heat is still really strong. Now the people are saying that at the end of November or in the beggining of December that it will start to cool down. Some say that it will not ever get cold. That`s fine, I´ll get used to it. This week was a really good week, I convinced one of our investigador`s to share her testimony on Sunday.  It was really special, and she is very prepared and excited for her baptism. We had our Zone Meeting this week.  It was really special.  At the end of it everyone came up and told me that I was gong to be Zone Leader, I thought that was funny, but none of that matters.  I am just happy and grateful for the opportunity to serve God. That new movie looks so good.  I really want to see it.   I heard that all of the missionaries in the United States have to watch the movie to be able to answer investigadors doubts or questions about the movie. I am pumped to Preach the Gospel and to work extremely hard. I am really excited for the what the future has in store! Thanks for the letter, and for all of the love and support that you have given me on my Mission. I love you Mom, you are the best, you were always such a great example to me. I hope that you have a great birthday and a great week, don`t forget how much that I love you!

Love Elder Cannon   

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


This week was really awesome.  General Conference was really special. For the Saturday Session  we watched it in English in the Tassainers house, they even fed us. They are so nice and help us so much in the Branch. We had a decent amount of members, converts, and investigadors attend the conference. It was so special for our investigadors they absorbed it and loved it.  They said that they haven`t seen or felt anything like that in any other church. That strengthened my testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church, and that we are led by prophets and apostles: General Conference seems to get better every year and it seems to end quicker and quicker. All of the missionaries that I saw at the Conference told me that they wanted to go to Villa Union, which is funny because Elder Tassainer said that no one wanted to go to Villa Union, it was a very hard area. I got to meet a lot of the members of my old ward in Jabalies, Mazatlan.  They sure seemed excited and I was happy to hear that the ward is doing really good. On Friday I officially completed 1 year and a half on my Mission, 6 more months and then I am going home. It just hit me hard, that I was no longer going to have a name badge or be a full time missionary in just 6 months! I will make the best out of these six months and I will return with honor, but that is still a long ways away. Thanks all of your love and support that you have given me and for your great example. I love you guys!

Love Elder Cannon  

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Three Baptisms in a Row

September 22, 2014
This week was a really special week! We have an investigador who has been taught by the missionaries for well over a year.  She goes to church every other two weeks. When we first met her, she was really closed, shy, and didn`t say very much at all.  She would tell us that she would prepare to get baptized just to keep us content, but she never read the Book of Mormon. She always thought that this church was just another religion and nothing else. She came back from Culiacan this week, she read a lot of the Book of Mormon and prayed to God. She has an excellent testimony of the Gospel and was so anxious to get baptized. My testimony about the Book of Mormon has grown so much.  It is the proof that this Church is true, everything depends on that Book. It changed her life. She is so happy and participates and tells jokes.  It really touched my heart to see how the Gospel changed her life.  Elder Tapia baptized Blanca.  It was a really special baptism, she bore such a pure testimony and expressed how happy that she was. I confirmed her as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! These experiences I will never forget and I hold very dear to me. I love the Mission! It has brought me more joy than any other thing in this world. Next week we have another baptism planned, and then we will have transfers. I always want to stay and  I am excited to see what happens. To answer your question, almost all of the members walk, because they don`t have cars. Some of the other members take about a 10 to 15 minute bus to get to church, and it is a hard sacrifice to make because they make hardly any money. We haven`t seen that much rain, but in Los Cabos there is a lot of rain and I heard that that part of the mission won`t have transfers.  It is dangerous down there.  I heard that it is kind of hard for the missionaries down there. Today we went down to the Tassainers house as a District Activity to play golf and have fun before the transfers, we sure did have a blast. Thanks for the letter and keep moving forward!

September 29, 2014
 This week was really awesome for us! We had a lot of success, 50 people went to church, 7 investigadors were there. We had a baptism, it was of Azucena(daughter of Rosalia), it was really special. Azucena progressed so fast in the gospel.  She payed her tithing even before we taught her about it. In the baptism we had a special musical number, Elder Tapia played the piano and I sang in the micro phone(it was the spanish version of Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing).  Everyone really liked it and some members told me that they were about to cry. It was really fun.   I feel like I have really improved my singing talents in the Mission.  It felt really good to sing in front of a lot of people. I was so happy for Azucena and her decision to get baptized.  It was really special and the Spirit was strongly present. Life is perfect because I am going to stay another transfer in Villa Union! Two other Elders in my District had 2 baptisms this past week! I was really happy about all that we were able to accomplish and for all of the success that we had in this transfer. I have never baptized three weeks in a row before, but I loved it! We hope that the success continues this next transfer and to continue to help the Branch to grow! My Mission has completely changed my life.  I love it.  In Octubre I will have 18 months on my Mission! That is so crazy! I love the Mission, I love the people, and I love this Gospel! My testimony has grown so much since the time that I started my Mission. Have a great week, I love you guys!
Love, Elder Cannon