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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Memorable Baptism


Yeah that baptism was a very powerful moment! During the baptism, Dennis, the son, was the one baptizing his parents. He kind of struggled to get through the words for his mom, but he did it. Then when his dad came into the font, and his mom said "love you" to Art, and he said it back, Dennis lost it, and could barely say the prayer. He had big tears rolling down his face. It was special. I had to grit my teeth and look away to not start bawling. I will never forget that moment.  Everyone in that little room felt the spirit so strongly. Then Dennis also gave a talk about the Holy Ghost. He talked about how he was introduced to the church, and how his parents were, and the role the Holy Ghost had in that. He was crying through all of that as well. Then he shared an experience of where he knelt down in the DC temple, and really poured out his heart. He is the only member in his family, and his deepest desire was to have them all come into the church so they can be sealed together. He told us how he got a comforting assurance from the Holy Ghost that his family would all join and be with him in the next life. 20 something years later his parents are now making those steps. He cried and cried, the spirit was unreal.
After the service Both Art and Fran were just bawling, and so touched by the spirit. It makes everything worth it to be a part of and witness this. I'll never forget it. Also President and Sister Alexander came to the baptism. He told us that each transfer he has wanted to move us, and was planning to. The spirit kept telling him "no" though, and we were both able to be a part of this. He said there is a reason the Lord wanted both of you to stay together this long. It was really neat.
   The Evans are moving along great! We didn't get to meet with them since their granddaughter Mckenzie was at girls camp. There were 3 non-member girls at girls camp, and I guess all 3 of them had a very spiritual experience. It made a big impact on them. Anyways, the Evans are getting really excited. During sacrament meeting I noticed that Mckenzie was writing everything down, even the scriptures that come out of the hymn book. She was reading things in true to the faith as well, and Tina the mom was taking notes they are getting excited!
It sounds like things are going good back in Utah! I hope you have a great week, and stay cool! See ya!
Love, Elder Cannon


P.S. (what he wrote to his dad)
Hello!
Things are going really well! It's pretty hot but I can't complain! The baptism was amazing!! You can have mom show you the email I sent her about it. It's a long story, but It was one of the most spiritual moments I've been a part of. It is a great place to be! Studies are going good!! I love it! I wish that I would've dove into it more when I was home I took it for granted, but I really love it now. It helps a lot! It sounds like things are going really well at home! Well, I am doing good and am really happy!! Thanks for all that you do. I have noticed how big an impact you and mom had on me the longer I'm away. I'm grateful for the example that you set. I hope you have a great week see ya!!


P.S. #2--We got a phone call from Jacob's mission president, President Alexander, last night.  We were worried something was wrong at first, but he was just calling to say how great Elder Cannon is doing and that he was sent to be there at the right place at the right time.  He also told the story of the Earl's baptism and how they finally decided to hear the missionary lessons after many, many years.  Elder Cannon and his companion were blessed to be the ones to teach them the last few months.  He said he witnessed the great love the family at the baptism had for the elders and the love the elders had for this family.  He also said Elder Cannon is growing in confidence and doing great and they love having him in their mission.  It was a great call to get!

Memorable Baptism


Yeah that baptism was a very powerful moment! During the baptism, Dennis, the son, was the one baptizing his parents. He kind of struggled to get through the words for his mom, but he did it. Then when his dad came into the font, and his mom said "love you" to Art, and he said it back, Dennis lost it, and could barely say the prayer. He had big tears rolling down his face. It was special. I had to grit my teeth and look away to not start bawling. I will never forget that moment.  Everyone in that little room felt the spirit so strongly. Then Dennis also gave a talk about the Holy Ghost. He talked about how he was introduced to the church, and how his parents were, and the role the Holy Ghost had in that. He was crying through all of that as well. Then he shared an experience of where he knelt down in the DC temple, and really poured out his heart. He is the only member in his family, and his deepest desire was to have them all come into the church so they can be sealed together. He told us how he got a comforting assurance from the Holy Ghost that his family would all join and be with him in the next life. 20 something years later his parents are now making those steps. He cried and cried, the spirit was unreal.
After the service Both Art and Fran were just bawling, and so touched by the spirit. It makes everything worth it to be a part of and witness this. I'll never forget it. Also President and Sister Alexander came to the baptism. He told us that each transfer he has wanted to move us, and was planning to. The spirit kept telling him "no" though, and we were both able to be a part of this. He said there is a reason the Lord wanted both of you to stay together this long. It was really neat.
   The Evans are moving along great! We didn't get to meet with them since their granddaughter Mckenzie was at girls camp. There were 3 non-member girls at girls camp, and I guess all 3 of them had a very spiritual experience. It made a big impact on them. Anyways, the Evans are getting really excited. During sacrament meeting I noticed that Mckenzie was writing everything down, even the scriptures that come out of the hymn book. She was reading things in true to the faith as well, and Tina the mom was taking notes they are getting excited!
It sounds like things are going good back in Utah! I hope you have a great week, and stay cool! See ya!
Love, Elder Cannon


P.S.
Hello!
Things are going really well! It's pretty hot but I can't complain! The baptism was amazing!! You can have mom show you the email I sent her about it. It's a long story, but It was one of the most spiritual moments I've been a part of. It is a great place to be! Studies are going good!! I love it! I wish that I would've dove into it more when I was home I took it for granted, but I really love it now. It helps a lot! It sounds like things are going really well at home! Well, I am doing good and am really happy!! Thanks for all that you do. I have noticed how big an impact you and mom had on me the longer I'm away. I'm grateful for the example that you set. I hope you have a great week see ya!!


P.S. #2--We got a phone call from Jacob's mission president, President Alexander, last night.  We were worried something was wrong at first, but he was just calling to say how great Elder Cannon is doing and that he was sent to be there at the right place at the right time.  He also told the story of the Earl's baptism and how they finally decided to hear the missionary lessons after many, many years.  Elder Cannon and his companion were blessed to be the ones to teach them the last few months.  He said he witnessed the great love the family at the baptism had for the elders and the love the elders had for this family.  He also said Elder Cannon is growing in confidence and doing great and they love having him in their mission.  It was a great call to get!

Memorable Baptism


Yeah that baptism was a very powerful moment! During the baptism, Dennis, the son, was the one baptizing his parents. He kind of struggled to get through the words for his mom, but he did it. Then when his dad came into the font, and his mom said "love you" to Art, and he said it back, Dennis lost it, and could barely say the prayer. He had big tears rolling down his face. It was special. I had to grit my teeth and look away to not start bawling. I will never forget that moment.  Everyone in that little room felt the spirit so strongly. Then Dennis also gave a talk about the Holy Ghost. He talked about how he was introduced to the church, and how his parents were, and the role the Holy Ghost had in that. He was crying through all of that as well. Then he shared an experience of where he knelt down in the DC temple, and really poured out his heart. He is the only member in his family, and his deepest desire was to have them all come into the church so they can be sealed together. He told us how he got a comforting assurance from the Holy Ghost that his family would all join and be with him in the next life. 20 something years later his parents are now making those steps. He cried and cried, the spirit was unreal.
After the service Both Art and Fran were just bawling, and so touched by the spirit. It makes everything worth it to be a part of and witness this. I'll never forget it. Also President and Sister Alexander came to the baptism. He told us that each transfer he has wanted to move us, and was planning too. The spirit kept telling him no though, and we were both able to be a part of this. He said there is a reason the Lord wanted both of you to stay together this long. It was really neat. The Evans are moving along great! We didn't get to meet with them since their granddaughter Mckenzie was at girls camp. There were 3 non-member girls at girls camp, and I guess all 3 of them had a very spiritual experience. It made a big impact on them. Anyways the Evans are getting really excited. During sacrament meeting I noticed that Mckenzie was writing everything down, even the scriptures that come out of the hymn book. She was reading things in true to the faith as well, and Tina the mom was taking notes they are getting excited!
It sounds like things are going good back in Utah! I hope you have a great week, and stay cool! See ya!
Love, Elder Cannon


P.S.
Hello!
Things are going really well! It's pretty hot but I can't complain! The baptism was amazing!! You can have mom show you the email I sent her about it. It's a long story, but It was one of the most spiritual moments I've been a part of. It is a great place to be! Studies are going good!! I love it! I wish that I would've dove into it more when I was home I took it for granted, but I really love it now. It helps a lot! It sounds like things are going really well at home! Well, I am doing good and am really happy!! Thanks for all that you do. I have noticed how big an impact you and mom had on me the longer I'm away. I'm grateful for the example that you set. I hope you have a great week see ya!!


P.S. #2--We got a phone call from Jacob's mission president, President Alexander, last night.  We were worried something was wrong at first, but he was just calling to say how great Elder Cannon is doing and that he was sent to be there at the right place at the right time.  He also told the story of the Earl's baptism and how they finally decided to hear the missionary lessons after many, many years.  Elder Cannon and his companion were blessed to be the ones to teach them the last few months.  He said he witnessed the great love the family at the baptism had for the elders and the love the elders had for this family.  He also said Elder Cannon is growing in confidence and doing great and they love having him in their mission.  It was a great call to get!

Memorable Baptism


Yeah that baptism was a very powerful moment! During the baptism, Dennis, the son, was the one baptizing his parents. He kind of struggled to get through the words for his mom, but he did it. Then when his dad came into the font, and his mom said "love you" to Art, and he said it back, Dennis lost it, and could barely say the prayer. He had big tears rolling down his face. It was special. I had to grit my teeth and look away to not start bawling. I will never forget that moment.  Everyone in that little room felt the spirit so strongly. Then Dennis also gave a talk about the Holy Ghost. He talked about how he was introduced to the church, and how his parents were, and the role the Holy Ghost had in that. He was crying through all of that as well. Then he shared an experience of where he knelt down in the DC temple, and really poured out his heart. He is the only member in his family, and his deepest desire was to have them all come into the church so they can be sealed together. He told us how he got a comforting assurance from the Holy Ghost that his family would all join and be with him in the next life. 20 something years later his parents are now making those steps. He cried and cried, the spirit was unreal.
After the service Both art and Fran were just bawling, and so touched by the spirit. It makes everything worth it to be apart of and witness this. I'll never forget it. Also President and Sister Alexander came to the baptism. He told us that each transfer he has wanted to move us, and was planning too. The spirit kept telling him no though, and we were both able to be a part of this. He said there is a reason the Lord wanted both of you to stay together this long. It was really neat. The Evans are moving along great! We didn't get to meet with them since their granddaughter Mckenzie was at girls camp. There were 3 non-member girls at girls camp, and I guess all 3 of them had a very spiritual experience. It made a big impact on them. Anyways the Evans are getting really excited. During sacrament meeting I noticed that Mckenzie was writing everything down, even the scriptures that come out of the hymn book. She was reading things in true to the faith as well, and Tina the mom was taking notes they are getting excited!
It sounds like things are going good back in Utah! I hope you have a great week, and stay cool! See ya!
Love, Elder Cannon


P.S.
Hello!
Things are going really well! It's pretty hot but I can't complain! The baptism was amazing!! You can have mom show you the email I sent her about it. It's a long story, but It was one of the most spiritual moments I've been a part of. It is a great place to be! Studies are going good!! I love it! I wish that I would've dove into it more when I was home I took it for granted, but I really love it now. It helps a lot! It sounds like things are going really well at home! Well, I am doing good and am really happy!! Thanks for all that you do. I have noticed how big an impact you and mom had on me the longer I'm away. I'm grateful for the example that you set. I hope you have a great week see ya!!


P.S. #2--We got a phone call from Jacob's mission president, President Alexander, last night.  We were worried something was wrong at first, but he was just calling to say how great Elder Cannon is doing and that he was sent to be there at the right place at the right time.  He also told the story of the Earl's baptism and how they finally decided to hear the missionary lessons after many, many years.  Elder Cannon and his companion were blessed to be the ones to teach them the last few months.  He said he witnessed the great love the family at the baptism had for the elders and the love the elders had for this family.  He also said Elder Cannon is growing in confidence and doing great and they love having him in their mission.  It was a great call to get!

Memorable Baptism


Yeah that baptism was a very powerful moment! During the baptism, Dennis the son. was the one baptizing his parents. He kind of struggled to get through the words for his mom, but he did it. Then when his dad came into the font, and his mom said "love you" to Art, and he said it back, Dennis lost it, and could barely say the prayer. He had big tears rolling down his face. It was special. I had to grit my teeth and look away to not start bawling. I will never forget that moment.  Everyone in that little room felt the spirit so strongly. Then Dennis also gave a talk about the Holy Ghost. He talked about how he was introduced to the church, and how his parents were, and the role the Holy Ghost had in that. He was crying through all of that as well. Then he shared an experience of where he knelt down in the DC temple, and really poured out his heart. He is the only member in his family, and his deepest desire was to have them all come into the church so they can be sealed together. He told us how he got a comforting assurance from the Holy Ghost that his family would all join and be with him in the next life. 20 something years later his parents are now making those steps. He cried and cried, the spirit was unreal.
After the service Both art and Fran were just bawling, and so touched by the spirit. It makes everything worth it to be apart of and witness this. I'll never forget it. Also President and Sister Alexander came to the baptism. He told us that each transfer he has wanted to move us, and was planning too. The spirit kept telling him no though, and we were both able to be a part of this. He said there is a reason the Lord wanted both of you to stay together this long. It was really neat. The Evans are moving along great! We didn't get to meet with them since their granddaughter Mckenzie was at girls camp. There were 3 non-member girls at girls camp, and I guess all 3 of them had a very spiritual experience. It made a big impact on them. Anyways the Evans are getting really excited. During sacrament meeting I noticed that Mckenzie was writing everything down, even the scriptures that come out of the hymn book. She was reading things in true to the faith as well, and Tina the mom was taking notes they are getting excited!
It sounds like things are going good back in Utah! I hope you have a great week, and stay cool! See ya!
Love, Elder Cannon


P.S.
Hello!
Things are going really well! It's pretty hot but I can't complain! The baptism was amazing!! You can have mom show you the email I sent her about it. It's a long story, but It was one of the most spiritual moments I've been a part of. It is a great place to be! Studies are going good!! I love it! I wish that I would've dove into it more when I was home I took it for granted, but I really love it now. It helps a lot! It sounds like things are going really well at home! Well, I am doing good and am really happy!! Thanks for all that you do. I have noticed how big an impact you and mom had on me the longer I'm away. I'm grateful for the example that you set. I hope you have a great week see ya!!


P.S. #2--We got a phone call from Jacob's mission president, President Alexander, last night.  We were worried something was wrong at first, but he was just calling to say how great Elder Cannon is doing and that he was sent to be there at the right place at the right time.  He also told the story of the Earl's baptism and how they finally decided to hear the missionary lessons after many, many years.  Elder Cannon and his companion were blessed to be the ones to teach them the last few months.  He said he witnessed the great love the family at the baptism had for the elders and the love the elders had for this family.  He also said Elder Cannon is growing in confidence and doing great and they love having him in their mission.  It was a great call to get!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Date for Baptism set.

Hey!
This week has been really great! It ended with helping the Evans family setting a date for baptism. It is set for August13th!! Their ultimate goal is the temple, and that is what is helping them become baptized. When that is the end goal, people are really committed and will try hard for it. They are an amazing family!! We are really happy for them! I also need to become a jabber box by the 13th as well ha! The mom Tina said she wants me to be talking like crazy by then. So as they are preparing for baptism I'll be preparing to talk more ha.
Then this Saturday will be the baptism for Art and Fran Earl! They have been ready for awhile, and are so excited for this. Especially the whole family, it is going to be a big big baptism. They have all been waiting a long time for this, and it really will be special. I have loved teaching them twice a week for the last 3 months.  They are so amazing!! They are also set on the temple.  It'll be a happy day!
That sounds like it's going pretty good in Elwood!  That's great to hear about Mitchell too that's exciting! Well I hope you have a great week take care!
Love, Elder cannon

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Staying in Morganton

Hey!!
This was a pretty good week! Yes we got the news that we are both staying for another transfer! It is weird to be in a place, and with a companion for this long, but I don't mind not changing I love it here! I am excited to be here for the Earls baptism the 23rd, and hopefully the Evans sometime soon too! I was pretty pumped to get to stay longer! Thanks so much for that package it was amazing! You are the best!!
We had an interesting teaching experience this week ha! We got a call from a man who wanted some books and the media that we hand out. He told us that he lived at the hospital which was a little bit fishy, but we went anyways. The first time we went we couldn't make it because we were on bikes. It started to downpour so bad that we had to wait it out under a tree. Then every time it started to slow down we hopped on our bikes and right before we started pedaling it started to dump down again. That happened about 3 times until we decided it was too bad that we had to wait it out at the church. While we were there probably the biggest storm I've ever seen came through. The thunder shook the building I actually have a video of it it was crazy! So we ended up not seeing him. Then he just kept calling us over and over, and we decided the next day to go see him. He was on the locked down behavioral floor. Most people are there for a week or so, but he's been there for months!! He has schizophrenia and they said he won't take medicine.   I'll have to tell you some of the stories about it.    Oh also we are moving in the next few weeks, so I will give you the address when we get there.
  Well I'm still doing really great! I really love the people here, and the ward has been great to us! I wish that I could just stay here the rest of the time, but I'll have to go eventually. I'll send pictures
of the baptism when it happens in 2 weeks. They are amazing, and their son will be baptizing them. The reaction on his face will be priceless. Every time he talks about it he gets really emotional. It'll be a special moment. Hope you keep having a great summer take care bye!
Elder Cannon

Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July

Hey!!
No today has been pretty slow. We don't have the car so we aren't able to really do a whole lot so it's a pretty lay low 4th of July. It's been a weird one ha. We were going to have  a ward 4th of July breakfast, but the church's power is completely out, so we are not able to go use the wifi. We are currently sitting at Burger King emailing, so I don't have a lot of time. Also my companions iPad
broke, so he will be using my iPad to email his family. It has been a slow week with everyone out for the 4th of July. Both the earls and the Evans are out of town. We still have had a good week though. We were able to meet with Om again, and he told us a lot bit more about his story. He has a wife and a daughter back in Nepal and misses them a lot. He is a hard working man we hope that things will work out for him. We also got a new investigator at church this week.  We are pretty excited for him. Things should be picking back up this next week we hope! We have the earls baptism in a few weeks, and we feel that the Evans will be ready the week after that. We are really excited for both of them! Sorry this is such a short email I'll make sure to write more next week. I'm doing really great, and am feeling happy! This ward is great, and take really good care of us. Thanks for all you do have a great week bye!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

June 27, 2016


Hey!!  I am doing good, and feeling great!  It has been getting really hot, but it is bearable. The worst part of the weather here is that humidity.   I am not very used to it yet ha.
 This week we had our interview with the mission president, and it went really good. He is an amazing mission president, and a spiritual giant. He said that he has been hearing a lot of great things about me, and that he can see me changing. It was good to hear that from him. This week the Earls went out of town to see family in Michigan, so we haven't taught them this week. Then we were able to teach both the Evans and the Watts. A member in the ward invited them over for dinner. We had a great time, and were able to have a lot of discussions about gospel things during dinner. Marcus Watts the dad even asked a question about the spirit world, and Rusty Evans was able to answer his question. It was amazing to see that things are really clicking for him. The Evans are very close to baptism. Then we weren't able to meet with Olm this week. Hopefully this week we can stop in, and see how he is doing. We also found some new investigators this week, and we hope that they are ready. I should have a better report on them next week. I feel like I am really getting close to these people, and the ward. They are great people. We have been helping teach primary the last few weeks( I love it!), and we have been doing stuff for the young mens and young womens too. The ward is getting more comfortable with us its great!
That sounds like y'all had an amazing experience at girls camp. That is amazing! I am sure that none of them will ever forget that experience. That sounds like a really fun reunion.
Well things are still great. I am happy and doing well. They take good care of me here in Morganton, and I love the people that we are working with and this ward. I keep feeling more confident in my speaking to people. Prayers are truly helping!
If there was a way you could send some Mormon tabernacle choir, and songs like that that would be great. On a flash-drive or something like that? Thanks so much for all that you do have a Great week!
Elder Cannon


P.S.  Here is some "interesting food" we saw at the local Walmart.



Beautiful skies here