Then on Sunday we gave talks in sacrament meeting. My talk was responding to objections when religious beliefs are challenged. It was really good thinking about and preparing for that. I shared some experiences I've had, and scriptures on the topic. At the end of it I had some time, so I shared my story with them about not talking before hand. A lot of the members here never knew about it. I just bore my testimony of how I know that Heavenly Father is real and that He loves me. And that the power of Jesus Christ is real, and has changed me. I really put my heart out, and shared my deep feelings. I sat down and President Tracy stood up and said "Elder Cannon come back up here." He put his arm around me and I don't remember everything he said, but it was powerful. Some things I remember was He said "if anyone has been around Elder Cannon you know the spirit that he brings. I've never felt it so much with any other missionary." He said "We thank you for serving in the branch, and are glad we get to retire you. You are a man of God."
It's kind of weird talking about this over email, but it was very nice of him. He is an amazing man, and I will miss him and the branch a lot. It was hard saying bye to a lot of them on Sunday. I don't think it has fully hit yet. Well I guess this is my last email and I'll explain it more in person. I'll share my feelings and testimony though.
I love God with all my heart. He has been good to me. He has truly been shaping and molding me, and blessing me with so much. If I have one word to describe how I feel I'd say happy. I'm happy I've had this experience. I'm happy I've met the people out here. I'm happy with just how much God has helped me, and I'm happy to see y'all again. I know there is no other way to have true happiness other than in the gospel. I love it, and I sure love Him! I will miss these people. I love them so so much. The gospel is for everyone! I'll see you on Wednesday! Thanks for everything!
Love Elder Cannon
P.S. We had to go give a little baby a blessing yesterday, and we had to wear masks and everything to go into the room. The baby is doing better. We thought it would be a good picture too.