Monday, January 26, 2015

Share the Gospel with Everyone!

Wow that was quite an awesome experience with the missionaries that you had. I had an infection in my throat and an infection in my stomach, they gave me four medicines and made me rest for a little while. That wasn´t so fun. When we left the hospital we had quite a bit of success.  We had 8 investigators attend church on Sunday.  We might have a baptism this week.  Her name is Laura.  She is almost ready to get baptized. She has been to church on and off for about 2 years, but she has never received a testimony of the church. We are praying and hoping that she can get baptized before my companion goes home.  This is his last week on the Mission. Time goes by way too fast. This is the last week of the transfer and then I only have 3 months on my Mission. It is something that hurts, in three months I will not be a full time missionary. I am excited for the future and for the rest of my Mission. I know without a doubt in my heart that this church is the true church, it is the truth, the Spirit has testified and told me time after time and I will never deny it. I know that Jesus Christ my Savior and Redeemer and that he atoned and suffered for my sins, I am so grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I know that I can repent and be cleansed of my sins. I know that God has a plan for me.  He knows everything and he is perfect. I know that he loves me and knows what is best for me. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. My testimony has grown a lot in these 2 years. I am so grateful for everything that God has given me, God has given me everything and I am in debt to him. I love the Gospel and I love my Savior. I will do my best to share the Gospel to the world. There is a lot to do here in Los Cabos. Thanks for your example and for teaching me the Gospel! I love you guys so much and I will make you guys proud and serve with all of my heart. I hope that Amanda has a great time and can go to Italy soon. Have a great Week and Share the Gospel with everyone.


Elder Cannon

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In the Hospital

January 19, 2015
This week went well.  The only bad thing is that I got sick and I was in the hospital for a little while, but right now I am feeling a lot better. My companion finishes his Mission in just two weeks.

We had some baptisms in the Zone this week! We should be having some baptisms at the end of the month and in February, we are excited for that. Today we went to Hard Rock Cafe one of the co- managers there gave us a 50% discount! The food was amazing. My companion is kind of worried about going home.  He doesn´t feel like he is ready to go home and he said it doesn´t feel like he is already going home. I know that this week will be excellent and we will go help a lot of people in need.Thanks for the letter mom, I love you, I am so grateful to have you in my life.


Elder Cannon

Zone Meeting and Hike

January 12, 2015

We had our Meeting for the Leaders of the Mission.  It was very special! My companion and I taught all of the missionaries.  It was really special and the Spirit was very strong in the Meeting. It was special to see President Velez and his wife, they always get us excited to work hard.  The weather is still warm down here. Today we hiked up a hill that had an amazing overlook, it was really pretty and the sunrise was beautiful. Then we went the center of Los Cabos to eat we ate at an expensive famous restaurant called Jimmy Rockets, the burgers there are amazing. It honestly kind of felt like I was on vacation while we were there. There are so many tourists and quite a few Americans visiting. We had a really good week, the attendance at church was 190! It was full, there were no empty seats in church. Life is really good, a former missionary Varian Logan Helm came down to visit.  He was a missionary about a year ago in Los Cabos.  He worked with us and visited all of the members. He is way cool and helped us a lot. We had some really good lessons with him, with the Spirit very strong. I love these experiences they strengthen my faith and my testimony of this work. I am really happy to be here and to serve others. I am learning and progressing so much as a person, I can feel a big change happening in me. We had a gift exchange with the other Zone for Christmas, it felt good to give. My gift was from a sister Missionary who called everyone in my zone to found out my talents and who I really am.  She made a three page story based on what everyone told her about me. It was really special and it was a really great gift.  She also gave me ties, and American candies! I will send you pictures of today and the gift exchange that we had! I love you so much, thanks for all of the love and support that you have given me on my Mission! Have a great week and prepare for the Second Coming of our Savior Jesus Christ!


Elder Cannon    

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 29, 2014
This Christmas was the best! A lot of people invited us to eat with them.  We were all so full!!!!! It made me feel really loved that so many people would invite us to be with them during them Christmas Day! It felt really good to see the family and talk to you guys. It honestly doesn´t seem like it has been that long since I was with you guys, but now I look back I can´t believe that it has almost been 2 years. This week we had a lot of success and we had a really good week! I honestly could not be any more happier.  I am so grateful for everything that I have and for the Gospel that I have in my life. I love this Gospel and the message that we share as missionaries! I love the Scriptures, I love being a missionary, I love the Spirit, I love my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ.  I love sharing the Gospel! My testimony has increased greatly on the mission, I have learned and progressed so much!  This is a picture of our District on Christmas Day! We had a lot of fun, and everyone loved talking to their families! My companion was so excited to see them.  He is going to be with them in 5 weeks! Merry Christmas!

January 5, 2015
Our New Year was really special.  We ate a lot of food and heard a lot of people going crazy when it was midnight.  Right on the beach all of the hotels near the beach launched fire works.  That was really cool! At nearly every single house that we went to visit, everyone gave us food. I feel like I have gained a little bit of weight.  We also hit some piñatas and played the game that you gave me called Spy It. We found a really awesome family to teach.  All of the other missionaries are giving my companion a hard time because he goes home in one month. My companion Elder Cano was pretty sick this week.  We went to the hospital twice and he still hasn´t felt any better. The doctors didn´t check him.  They just talked to him and then gave him more medicine. He still doesn´t feel better, but he does not want to rest.  He doesn´t ever put up excuses not to work. I love that about him. This week President Velez and Hermana Velez are going to come down and visit Los Cabos along with the Assistants, so that should be fun.  2014 was a great year, I am so exited for this new year and to see what God has in store for me in 2015. I still can´t believe it is 2015, I remember when it was 2013.  Time is flying by. I love this work, I love being a missionary, and the opportunity that I have to be a missionary and for all that God has given. My testimony has grown so much, my love and understanding of the Gospel have grown so much. Thanks for the letter and for all of your love and support. I will send you pictures from Christmas and New Year!
Love, Elder Cannon

P.S. Tell Isaac Happy Birthday! ¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS! Isaac is getting older, he is growing up! I hope that he had a wonderful birthday! When it was January 1, I remembered that it was his birthday, and that he was turning 15 years old. That is crazy and I am happy for him. I love you bro!