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, April 30, 2007

E-mail - April 25, 2007

"Oh wow, what a week! It's been totally crazy but wonderful. It's good to be busy. Sister Mortensen is from (Dolores) Cortez, Colorado. She is Country to the max and went to BYU-I for two years. She is a long distance runner and very hard worker so we are doing it! She is bright and excited to be here so we are having a great time. Izzy is going to Czech Republic for two weeks and will be sharing the gospel with his family. Sister Anderson and I tracted into a couple that didn't seem interested at all, but the woman was knitting and we suggested that she would be great for a service project that our ward is doing, knitting pre-mature babies jumpers (cardigans) and she agreed. We dropped off the wool and a pattern and two weeks later we stopped by and they let us in right away and we chatted, set an appointment and we feel great about it. We have been praying for a family to baptize. It is amazing how the Lord prepares people.

I have to run, but I wanted everybody to read Moroni 7 and tell me what they think. What is 'every good thing' and what is meant by 'every form of godliness'. I'm afraid my time is limited to really dissect the scriptures some mornings. I barely have time to plan for investigators. I love the Book of Mormon. IT IS SO TRUE. I love you all so much and I do pray for all of you."

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

E-mail - April 18, 2007

"Well, I won't sugar coat it, I'm training again. I have no idea what to think. There is so much to think about and I'm a little overwhelmed, but excited. There is a lot going on right now and I can't imagine coming into this as a first area, she must be a very special sister. All different kinds of investigators, members and finding situations. It will be good for her and I'm sure she'll teach me a lot. Emotions are running high, goodbyes, packing, memorizing train timetables, etc. It's nuts. It's fun. We spent the morning in Newmarket with the Elders. Izzy had his Baptismal interview, prayers please. Elder Lords, our district leader is the son of the Nashville Tennessee Mission President and Elder Keogh is from Scotland. Both are incredible missionaries. The cover the Cambridge ward. It was a beautiful day and tomorrow will be perfect for dragging luggage all over London. Talk to you soon."

Thursday, April 05, 2007

E-mail - April 5, 2007

"General Conference was a dream and a prayer come true. I am astounded at the truthfulness and reality of this gospel. I was so moved, and I will add rebuked, by the Spirit. We had the opportunity to spend some time with President Foulger yesterday. We had interviews in Cambridge. I have learned so much from him. One thing I learned that it is 100% what we do and not just think about that matters.*"

*Joe commented that Abby's SJ tendencies are being reinforced!

Monday, April 02, 2007

E-mail - March 28, 2007

"I have been feeling so overwhelmed. I must feel a bit like our most promising investigator Izzy. I don't know if I've mentioned him before. He's from Czech Republic an is so excited about the gospel. Everytime we teach a commandment, he says "easy for Izzy!" It's awesome. He gets so excited. He has this look and he says "It's TRUE!" I love it so much.

Yesterday was Zone Conference and I got to see Sister Petrisor and more exciting, I got to hear updates about Ilford. I think everyone knows how shocked I was leaving that area so quickly and I was overjoyed to hear that Lucy is getting baptized and Nicola is getting married a week apart!
and they are threatening to call the mission president so that I will be in attendance. They are so wonderful!. I can't believe the love I have for them. I don't even have a picture of them. I love being a missionary and yesterday I was full of joy. FULL. I love it."