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.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

E-mail - December 19, 2007

"Staying in Cambridge for at least another six weeks. With Sister Besso, Elder McRobb is as well and Elder Wilkinson is going to Banbury, Northampton Zone. I haven't written much about the Elders in Cambridge. I think all I have to say is that Elders are very different from Sisters. Elder McRobb is from Scotland and Elder Wilkinson is from Liverpool and you will be able to hear them both very soon. I'm planning to send a big package next week with a lot of my post, at least one tape and a picture CD and probably some summer clothes. I'm sorry I can't send it before. The work is picking up combined with the Christmas madness. Today has been probably one of the most exhausting preparation days I've ever had. It's been non-stop errand running. Otherwise, the week has been fantastic as usual. I mean I AM a missionary, what more could you want?

Saturday was the Ward Christmas Party. Our newest investigator Kadi, Ivory Coast, came and brought her boyfriend, Claude and daughter Luna. It was a good time. Most people wouldn't stop talking about how great last year's Panto was. I enjoyed myself and I think Kadi did too.

Yesterday we went down to Essex, Saffron Walden. I suggest you look at online or something because it is BEAUTIFUL. There are original buildings still in use that date back to 1300. It reminded me once again that I AM IN ENGLAND! We even had time on our lunch break to peruse a book sale in town hall. Something I haven't done for ages. I didn't buy anything but Sister Besso bought a few travel books from her areas. On Saturday, we made an appointment with a man named Barry and we were really excited to teach him in Saffron Walden. We had some negative experiences surrounding the time that we met him and that is usually a sign that they are golden, but he wasn't there. We left a Book of Mormon through the mail slot.

We did have a really good appointment with Sharon and Marion. I may not have written about them but they are our main progressing investigators. Mother-daughter. They really help each other out and it's nice to see them change. Sharon already had such a faith in Jesus Christ, what we teach her comes very naturally. I love repentance. I love it so much it's almost overwhelming.

Sunday we had Dinner at the Guy's home. They just moved in a few months ago from Ashford. Katie--They have a really cool 17 year old boy that I think should be your pen pal. His name is Yaon. It's Welsh. They have missionary sons in Sweden and in Guinea (South America) and it's really fun to talk to people that have missionaries out. Their family felt so much like our family. It was really nice. We will probably go there for Christmas. Anyway, we have some really good members in our ward. Also Tim Bleakley lives in Huntington (small village near Cambridge but in Northampton Stake) and Sister Guy knows him.

Monday I had my last ever moves call. I'm still working out how I feel about that one. The Lord is really blessing me with Selective Amnesia. I don't really think about it ending. Probably because I can't really comprehend it. It might as well be infinity away. So I guess that is good. If anything it just means that the adjustment back will be a bit messier than usual.

I guess that kind of wraps up the week. I'm happy. I'm healthy. I'm a missionary! Love, Sister Cannon"


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