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.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

E-mail - March 22, 2007

"I'm sorry I couldn't get to the library yesterday, believe me I was as sorry as you were. But it worked out so well" We had an appointment that failed and after repenting for not having a back-up plan we were directed over to a members home where a non-member friend of the 14 year old son just "happened" to be staying. The Spirit was amazing as we taught this boy the Restoration. It was a miracle. His countenance CHANGED. I loved it so much. It was really humbling to know that this is literally the Lord's work and no one elses -- not even mine. I am so overwhelmed with the power of the Book of Mormon. I love it soo much. I was so touched by it's power this week. I wish I had time to write my feelings.

Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day is celebrated in March and we had a half-hearted presentation by the mostly American Primary. After the heart wrenching "Mother Tell Me a Story", the three investigators that attended burst into applause and gave everyone a smile. I love it. I'm starting to really love Suffolk and I'm really learning a lot from being in such a British atmosphere. Yesterday morning we walked down the lane to Barningham Chapel. The tower dates back to 1500 and the woodwork (I was impressed) was even older. The whole time I was admiring everything Dad's words sounded in my ears, "we'll own them all some day." I would love to tell you more. I think I will buy a tape recorder because I just have too much to say. I love you all until next week."

Friday, March 16, 2007


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

E-mail - March 14, 2007

"I love Bury St. Edmunds. I feel that I have never been anywhere else before. There are miles of green rolling hills and narrow roads between little villages of chip shops and post boxes. I couldn't feel farther from Ilford or Milton Keynes. Our teaching pool by comparison is dinky and I'm having minor culture shock but I think I'm okay. The ward is about 60/40 American military (Air Force) and Families. We have a car but we actually live 11 miles out of Bury proper and our area is huge, we cover from Newmarket to Sudbury to Stowmarket. Most of our miles are used going to and from the train station. My companion Sister Kim Anderson of Centerville is wonderful. I knew when I met her at my first Zone Conference ever that we would serve together. She has been out 13 months. The work is so different here. We are mostly "convincing" people of the reality of God far more often than of a Restoration. We live with the Most American people ever. Sister Chambers is from Kentucky and President Chambers is from Tennessee. There's plenty of Nascar, fried chicken and cats at our house. Everything is good. I'm healthy and I love being a missionary. Love to all, Sister Cannon"

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


"It was moves calls on Monday and we were so sure that both of us were staying that we went to sleep. The elders don't get around to calling until about 11:45 most times so we though it would be a wake up "okay, thanks, goodnight" kind of thing. That is the last time I fall asleep for moves calls. The news came when I was half asleep and very vulnerable. I though Elder Lucherini was kidding but it's true. I'm going up to Bury (Barry) St. Edmunds to serve with Sister Anderson. Sister Christensen worked there and Sister Anyanwu and from what I know of it, it is near Cambridge and an American base. But as gutted as I was (and am) to leave my beloved Ilford, I know that moves calls are always inspired and I'm sure that I have a lot to learn from Sister Anderson and the Bury branch. I also know that it is the only Zone in the mission that has more than one set of Sisters so there will be exchanges that will be nice. I heard loads of good stories about families there from Sister C so I'm not worried about the people. It will be very different. (Here is Sister Petrisor welcoming Spring in a field of daffodils!)

Bury is a car area so bye bye bus contacting. Bitter Sweet. I'm really nervous and I'm having a harder time than I expected accepting the will of the Lord, even more so than leaving Milton Keynes. In MK, I felt like my work was done. I don't feel that way at all about Ilford but I guess it's the Lord's work not mine so I guess I'll let Him do it. Thank you for your prayers, I'm going to really need them. I've seen so many miracles in this place."

Last visit with Cobbinahs

"Last night was my last appointment with Thomas and Sister Cobbinah and I said the opening prayer. I choked through it, they probably though I was crazy. I didn't tell them right at first so Sister P covered me."

"My face is all red from holding back tears"

Sister Cobbinah and Sister Ebony

Sister Cobbinah and Sister Ebony.

"It's hard to say good bye to so many that I love so much especially Sister Cobbinah and Michelle and little Ebony. It's also going to be hard to leave Lucy and Nicola. They are getting so close, but somethings tells me I will be back to Ilford."

The Kingdom is 3 Stronger

"We had 3 beautiful baptisms on Saturday and the Gumbo family are the newest edition to the Ilford Ward."

Here are Zoe (19) Luck (the Mum) and Viola (9). They were baptised on Saturday 3 March, 2007.