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.

Monday, December 25, 2006

E-mail - Dec. 20, 2006

"The Church must be true or something! This place is so perfect for me. I love and ache for Milton Keynes, but Seven Kings has been an answer to so many of my unspoken prayers, (or yours). Sister Christensen is from Topeka Kansas and she is so wonderful! She has studied Special Ed at Kansas University and she has a woober voice. It's crazy. We work hard and laugh a lot. I'm very at home already and it's a perfect place to spend Christmas. Our area covers a huge portion of East London. We live with two senior sisters. Sister Liljenquist and Sister Telford. They have been in Ilford for almost 9 months and they will probably be moving to the Hyde Park ward for the remainder of their mission. They do mostly less-active work and they also cover the media referrals, both of which we will take over when they go. I love them a lot and their role is very important but very different from ours. It does feel more like home, they buy most of the food and take care of cleaning and things. We live in a small flat with a washer but no dryer and we use public transport to get around so there is a ton more OYM-ing (open your mouth) on buses (the double decker kind), trains and tubes. We tract a bunch as well which belive it or not has been the source of most of the success here. It's so different from MK but I know it was exactly what I needed to revitalize my mission. I was too comfortable in Milton Keynes.

So many miracles this week. After a long afternoon of tracting, we made our way to the bus stop where there was only a young girl. I was kind of nervous to talk to her but then she approached us "Are you from the Latter-day saint church?" We were thrilled as she explained that she, her brother and her mom were baptized 10 years ago and had moved around so much that they had lost contact with the church. We set an appointment. It was so amazing. We taught them the first lesson and Sister Cobbinah (the mom) would finish our principles as we taught. Michelle remembered and sang all of "I am a child of God" and talked about how every church she had been to since she had lost contact with the church she knew wasn't right. The Spirit was so strong and at the end Sister Cobbinah told us how much she wanted to go to the temple and tell everyone she knew about the church. It was so awesome. I'm so excited to go to the TEMPLE! It's going to be so cool -- half the mission will be there. "

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