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


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