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, May 13, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!! ...again. :)

Yesterday I got to talk to my wonderful mother and the rest of my amazing family! :) Qué bien. It was so good to see all of you. Even though I hardly recognize any of you. Haha. You've all changed a lot. But you're all still as amazing and wonderful as ever. Obviously. You're related to me. Hehe...

That was almost funny. In a sarcastic, (not at all prideful) kind of a way. 

Moving on. It was kind of cool to be able to skype from am iPhone. Definitely a first. Even though a lot of Colombians are pretty high-tech these days, technology is still pretty expensive here. If it's not the phone itself, it's the data plan or the internet, etc... But our ward is pretty cool that way. There are always people with their smart phone or their tablet at church, reading the scriptures or giving a talk from there. Kinda fun. :) Just makes me laugh that I used to think Colombia was a 3rd world country. Nada que ver. It's like in that one movie where they show a jungle, and the little title at the bottom "Bogotá, Colombia." Hahaha. Bogotá is a city with 8 million people. Más o menos. ...nice try.

Anyway, tangent. Sorry. En fin, it was just wonderful to see and talk to all you guys. :) 

I don't know if I told you much about my new comp. He's from Argentina. Buenos Aires. But not the city. He's from the province. He's been on the mission for a little less than a year, and is a hard worker. We're going to start tomorrow (I hate saying that. But we really can't today...), contacting everyone and their dog. We'll probably end up contacting more dogs than people, but hey. Maybe at least some will listen to us. ;) My companion says he's afraid to contact. We'll fix that real quick. :) Haha. The only way to get rid of a fear is to confront it. As in, we're going to be contacting all day tomorrow. Hahaha. ;) Well, until 6pm, because we can't tract after 6. 

The mission is going really well. I love it so much. And am going to miss it. Así que, voy a aprovechar mientras todavía estoy aquí. 

It's also been really cool to have the Assistants living with us. They're two really hard workers, and have inspired me to work even harder and take my obedience one step farther. :) Also it's cool because one is Elder Guajardo, who was in my district in Tunja, and the other is Elder Raines, the other Elder that I came down to Colombia with. Basically awesome. It's also awesome because they wash their dishes, and clean up after themselves, etc. Couldn't ask for better house-mates. 

Anyway, thanks for all your prayers and support. This week, we're going to focus on having 10 new investigators. That's the mission goal that President set, so we're going to do our best to reach that goal. "Do or do not. There is no try."

Love y'all. :) 

Elder Cannon

P.S. Here's a foto of some tea we found for sale this week. It's made of cocain. Cool, right? Hehe...

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