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, October 8, 2012

General Conference is the best.

Hey y'all! 

How are y'all? I'm doing just dandy. :) General Conference was basically the best thing ever. I loved it so much! :) I couldn't believe it when they announced the new ages for missionaries to leave for the field! I expected that they would change it for the men, because they changed the age here several months ago. But I wasn't in the least expecting them to change the age for the women. It's so cool! The mission field is going to be jam packed with amazing sisters now. And more Elders, I wold think, as well. Here, the young men finish high school really young. Sometimes as young as 15. Normally 16 or 17. They only study until 11th grade. So in the few years that they have after school, they have a lot more time to get lost in the world. It's much better that they go early. As for the women, I'm really excited about that. Now it can be more of a plan A rather than a plan B. And if it was always plan A, well...they can go sooner. :) Haha. Anyway, basically the most exciting thing EVER! :)

Other than that, my favorite talks were Elder Cook's and Elder Holland's. The talk that Elder Holland gave is very similar to a talk he gave in the MTC in January, 2011, entitled "Feed my sheep". I've never heard or seen the whole thing, but if you ever get the chance, it's more than worth watching. Such a powerful talk. 

This week we've been working with Jorge Alvarez. Which is really funny, because that's the same name as our investigator in Bogota. :P He's 19 and he's been progressing a lot. His mom has been a member for a long time, but has been inactive for almost as long. But he's really interested in the church and has accepted and kept all of the commitments we're given him so far. 

We're still pretty lost here, but we're getting better. We need to focus on finding. Lots and lots of new investigators. Opening our mouth in every moment of every day. Every opportunity that comes up to preach the gospel, we need to take it. It's a habit we just need to get into. we need to get better at, at least. 

Anyway, love y'all. I hope you LOVED conference, because I did. I loved what President Monson said about gaining further inspiration reading and studying the talks for a second or third time. Since it's new scripture it should be read and reread just like the Book of Mormon or the Bible. 

Welp. Take care. 


Elder Cannon

P.S. A llama?!! He's supposed to be dead!!!

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