It's not so much "whatever that means." It's whoever...

"Dear Elder Cannon: you are hereby called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Colombia Bogota North Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months...You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language... "

Monday, September 10, 2012

This week...

...was pretty average. I guess I'm just getting used to this ward. Which probably means they're going to transfer me soon. 3 transfers is the most I've ever been in one area. We'll have to see if that changes. I know missionaries that were 5 transfers in one area. My old companion Elder Romero went back to Cucuta, and by the time he finishes there, he'll have been a total of 1 year in Cucuta. Haha. Crazy. I think they're going to give him a calling on the stake high counsel. ;)

Anyway, we've been trying really hard to get the members more involved in the work and such. It's kind of tough when they're not used to giving references or accompanying us to lessons and such. But we've been sharing lots of messages after lunch and with random members every day about missionary work and how important the members are. chapter 9 or PMG talks all about that. And Chapter 13. President Hinckley says that people think that missionary work is just giving out pamphlets. But everyone who is familiar with the work knows that there's a better way, and that way is through the members. True dat. When members give us references, the investigators already have a friend in the church, and when we're not there to answer their questions, the member can. They can bring them to church, sit with them in the mtgs, etc. They are an incredible support to the investigators, and to the missionaries.

This week, we've been teaching Nicolás, Sister Rocío's son. He kind of has an attention problem. We've had to get creative and find new and interesting ways to teach the lessons...because if they last for more than 7 minutes and 34 seconds, he loses interest. The good thing is that he just loves his mom so much, and wants to follow her example. He's kind of a spaz, but just like every little child, he's just humble and innocent and ready to enter the fold of God. :)

Also, Sister Galvis...that I met in Cucuta as a future missionary, and then again here as a missionary, left for her mission in Puerto Rico this week! So here's a picture of the "farewell." We sang "Para Siempre Dios esté con Vos" and took pictures, and then she was off to the airport. 

Other than that...not much has happened. We have zone conference this week with President Andelin. That ought to be interesting. He's been changing a lot of things here in the mission, and although some changes might be difficult to cope with, they're all changes for the better. Because he's the one authorized by God to receive revelation for this mission. 

So life's good. :) I'm happy, and things are going well. There are lots of new investigators, like the Diaz family, and Leidy and Jhork. Thank you so much for all of your prayers. They make a big difference in my life and in the lives of our investigators. 

Love y'all. Peace out.

Elder Cannon

P.S. The other picture I'm attaching is of the monster sandwich I made and ate for lunch today. Subway exists here, and is even pretty close to home, but this was much cheaper. :)

P.P.S. Why read words when you could just kill the stuff the words tell you stuff about?

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