Sister Abigail Cannon

Sister Abigail Cannon is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the England London Mission. She began her service on July 26, 2006, leaving from her home of Provo, Utah. This Blog is a record of her missionary service.

Friday, September 29, 2006

E-mail - Wed., Sept. 27, 2006

Abby writes that she has a new companion that is very different from Sister Anyanwu. Sister McKeen has an extensive knowledge of the scriptures and they both love being in Milton Keynes.

Mission Home Address

Sister Abigail R. Cannon
England London Mission
64/68 Princes Gate
Exhibition Road
South Kensington SW7 2PA
London, England

Friday, September 22, 2006

E-mail - Wed, Sept 20, 2006

"Elder Barray (France) our Zone Leader gave us an unexpected call after bed time Monday night and told us that Sister Anyanwu is being transferred to Barry St. Edmunds. It was quite a shock and we are still coping. I can't believe they are taking my trainer away after just 6 weeks. I am glad that at least one of us is staying. I met who is going to be my new companion at the Multi-Zone conference a few weeks ago. Her name is Sister McKeen. She is from Farmington and has only been out six months. I remember thinking she was friendly and that she had a lot to say. This is a part of missionary work I did not anticipate it will be hard to say goodbye to Sister Anyanwu. She has taught me so much and I really only know how to do this with her. I guess the Lord loves us enough to keep moving and continue learning from people."
"I'm still having the time of my life but my companion has pointed out a few grey hairs! Maybe the next time I see you I'll be a lovely salt and pepper! It's a good thing I'm not vain (tear). I'll try to send more pictures next week. I love you very much!"

Thursday, September 14, 2006

September 14, 2006 - E-mail

"Yesterday was Zone-P-day and President Foulger came to Milton Keynes for interviews and Sister Foulger gave us a presentation on Manners. I am in the Northampton Zone and my Zone leaders are amazing teachers. Elder Barray is from France, and Elder Panchuuk from Ukraine. It was fun to see the President again and Sister Foulger is so kind. We are the only sisters in the Zone, I guess there is one sister companionship per Zone so maybe 20 sisters are in the mission, not quite sure, but nevertheless Zone P-day activities usually end up being sport related like the wonderful 4 hour game of "chair football" which is a toned down form of soccer, everyone has a chair and if the ball touches your chair then you have to sit down. Sister Anyanwu didn't want to play. Interacting with Elders if different than I had expected. To say they are "brothers" would be too casual. I'm still figuring things out, trying my best not to "stick my nose up" at them. It's funny how they turn into little boys when there's a ball on the court. I enjoyed myself."
"We are nearing the end of my first "moves" which is every six weeks. I am trying not to get distracted by the fact that I may not be here next week, but it's difficult. I can't imagine leaving Milton Keynes, I love everyone so much. It will be hard to leave (if I do get transferred) especially the Settles. We had a wonderful evening with them last night. I'll try to get you a picture."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Letter - September 6, 2006

"I've been meaning to write this but time as a missionary seems to be a non-existent dimension in a way that I could not have comprehended before. Minutes, days, hours, weeks, time passes. I can't describe it. Maybe because my experiences are eternal, one after the other. Moments, eternal glimpses, hour-long teaching appointments in which we have been able to recapture a person's eternal journey, teach with testimony, a spirit that reminds them of the eternal in themselves. It is truly a miracle."


Friday, September 08, 2006

Wed, September 6, 2006

"We had about 15 minutes before we needed to be home, (8:45). There is a small market near our home that we often go to if we are in this situation to OYM (open your mouth). As always, we said a prayer before getting out of the car. I prayed sincerely for 3 new investigators. That is 3 people that we share a brief message with and set appointments to meet in their home). The first 7 minutes, no one came in or out of the market, but we were confident and faithful. As the clock struck 8:59, we were setting our third appointment. Miracle? Three white, C of E, young, (three things that are indicators of how "ready" they are for harvest), children of God. Well, our prayer was answered. We had 3 new investigators, I know that Heavenly Father answered my prayer, but as we went to those appointments, not one was genuine. I needed a prayer answered that night but those people weren't ready for the gospel. Sooner or later they will be, but I don't worry about that much. I just love this job so much. It's the best!"