Monday, October 27, 2014

Letter as of 10/27/14

Major miracles have happened this past week. 

We now have three investigators with a baptism date, all three of them came to church, and we have a surprise baptism that's happening this Sunday! WOAH! 

I thought this day would never come. Damien is a new investigator we started teaching last Monday night. He's been taught in the past by missionaries, but in the wrong ward. SO they just transitioned him to us, and so we've been teaching him like crazy, preparing for his baptism this Sunday. He hadn't been taught any of lessons four or five, which are the commandments, and laws and ordinances. Which covers a lot hehe. Yesterday we taught him the word of wisdom, and the law of chastity. Fun stuff lol. Ha, but in all reality it went really well, and he is so excited about his baptism. And so am I! Its been forever since my last baptism. Things are finally picking up!

Sister Hoemann and I were house sitting and got to play with Blue the awesome

Me and S. Hoemann get along great. There hasn't been a single day of our companionship that we don't laugh. Its such a refreshing change. We work super hard together, and its great. She's a rockstar, let me tell ya.

Both of us had to speak in sacrament meeting. They called us early Sunday morning and let us know. They assigned me to speak on my favorite conference talk.. But since I didn't have access to a computer I had to rely on my notes, so it wasn't the best it could have been. Oh well! Got that over and done with. Its only the 3rd time I've had to speak in sacrament meeting, so I think I might be off the hook until I come home. Success! :)

We carved pumkins for p-day last week and here are a few pictures of what we came up with...mine was Harry Potter :) 

Uhhh, other than that its been a pretty normal week. Sorry its not the most epic length.

Love you tons and tons and tons!
Have a swell week!

Much love, Sister Jessica Cannon

Friday, October 24, 2014

Letter as of 10/20/14

Good morning from Denver!

Its been a hard week, not going to lie. But it still astounds me that when everything, and I mean everything, goes wrong, you are still able to feel love from the Lord. Its fantastic.

Basically, in a nut shell, almost every single lesson we had set canceled. Struggles of flaky young single adults haha. And the two investigators we had on baptismal date both dropped us. That was pretty hard to accept, but I guess its not their time. Our teaching pool is back to slim pickings.

Do you remember Cheri, a woman who I taught in Parker, but dropped us two weeks before her baptism because her husband wouldn't let her join the church? I saw her on Sunday! She came to the Denver stake Stake Conference. Turns out she is meeting with missionaries again! Ahhh, that is so wonderful! She says I'm the only missionary she can remember from the past. :) I gave her a Gospel of Jesus Christ footsteps to the celestial kingdom object lesson, and she says she uses it with her grandchildren all the time. It made me so incredibly happy! I total forgot to take a picture with her. Hopefully i'll get to see her again!
The good thing is that me and sister Hoemann get along very well. Its been a lot of fun getting to know her, and her weird quirks. Turns out she sleep talks.. but I don't think she believed me when I told her that hahaha.
We spent a good while downtown this week, trying to find people to teach. While we were walkin around, we took some pictures next to some of the weird stuff you find in a artsy city. Hence the giant broom, the cows, and the small horse on a large chair. Enjoy.

Would it be weird if I asked if you sent me my harry potter snuggie? we have some fun plans for Halloween, but I don't want to have to go out and buy a lot of stuff. :)

Thanks! Your the best haha.
Love you all thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much

Peace and blessings!
Sister Jessica Cannon

Monday, October 13, 2014

Letter as of 10/13/2014

Woah. I didn't get transferred! Who woulda thunked it.

My new companion is S. Hoemann, from Missouri. She's been out 10 months. Seems super fun, she's a huge harry potter fan and so we've already geeked out.

So! The weekly update. Chopped off my hair on monday! Still getting some used to. Tuesday I hit my 14 month mark. Super duper crazy. And then on Friday I randomly decided to dye my hair. its a dark mahogany brown. I actually really like it.

We taught so many lessons last week. Being in a trio was the greatest. We dropped off S. Meteer at the mission home last night. She is officially back home in Sacramento.

Man, i'm sorry I just cant think what to write this week. But I just take a lot of pictures! So that must count for something.

I love being a missionary. I truly do. The miracles that i'm able to witness every day makes it worth it. The change i'm able to see in myself and others even more so. Changes are around the corner. New transfer, new companion, new hair cut ;)

 I'm so grateful I took the chance to serve the Lord and go on a mission. Sure at times its ridicously hard, and all I want is to go home and hide under my covers, eating ice cream from the carton, but there are the times where you are just so happy, and at peace. Serving a mission has made my relationship with my heavenly father so much better than I could ever imagine.

I have 4 months left on my mission. And no Dad i'm not counting down the days, just super aware of how short of a time I have left here. Hopefully I am able to make a difference. Its so hard to tell sometimes.

I love you all so so much. Thanks for the support, I couldn't do this without you.

Much love! Sister Jessica Cannon

Monday, October 6, 2014

Letter as of 10/6/2014

What a crazy week!

Starting off with Monday. Zone Pday was such a blast. We played soccer, but halfway through it started hailing like crazy. We kept playing for awhile, but the hail got bigger, to the size of a dime, and it started to really hurt haha. We ended up taking cover, but then decided to play on the playground instead. Hahaha. I have bruises up and down my arms, but all can be healed through the Atonement :)

Tuesday we taught 7 lessons! That literally never happens. We met with Michael Le, and went over his baptism interview questions. He is now preparing for October 26th, which is super exciting. He was set on being baptized the day Christ was resurrected, and he wouldn't change his mind, but a miracle happened and now he wants to be baptized in October. God is good :) After that we had 5 less active lessons that went swell, and then met with Aaron, an active member in the ward who wants to be better at being a missionary to his nonmember girlfriend. He just invited her to take the discussions with us, so hopefully it all works out :)

Wednesday we saw the movie Meet the Mormons! It was soooo good, you definitely have to go see it this weekend. I don't want to ruin any of it, but its a must see. Wednesday we invited our new investigator, Jake, to be baptized, and he said yes! We didn't set him with a bap date, but we will the next time we see him. the work is picking up so incredibly much. I'll be sad to leave next week. Don't know anything for sure. but I feel pretty strongly i'll be getting transferred next week.

Man, General Conference was amazing! I absolutely loved it, and I feel as if I was able to receive a ton of revelation, which is always a plus. I loved the talk that was the 6 steps to spiritual confidence. That, and Hollands talk, were my two favorites.

Yesterday we found a new investigator! Her name is Jessica, (happens to be the first Jessica I've ever taught on my mission, about time haha.) She's twenty, her dad was baptized about 2 years ago, and she just welcomed us right in when we knocked on her door. She too accepted the baptism invitation, so that is super exciting. I feel like she will progress rapidly in the Gospel.

Things here are going really great. Being in a trio this time around has been so much fun, we are just constantly laughing, but we work hard together, which is a plus.

We went to the zoo and had lots of fun.....

Hope everything is going well back home! See you in a short 4 months!
Love Sis Cannon