Monday, December 28, 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!! I hope everyone had a good one and that everoyne was able to watch "A Savior is Born"!! I can´t believe this was my second Christmas in Argentina! A lot different from the first but super special! 

On Christmas Eve, a few of the missionaries and I, participated in a missionary choir! We performed in Quilmes and then we got to ride in President´s car to La Plata to perform there too!! It was so fun to see Hermana Ramirez, (my first companion back in the mission) again after so long! The concerts really brought in the Chrsitmas Spirit and lifted all of our spirits as missionaries!! 

Later that evening we ate dinner with a family from Peru (in the ghetto) and then we got back to the pench to watch fireworks. We stayed up till midnight like little kids, and man was that hard, but at 12:00 on the dot the sky literally lit up! There were so many fireworks we didn´t know where to take pictures! Our view is literally the best and I can´t wait for new years because there will be even more! Argentina sure knows fireworks!

On Christmas we spent the whole day, literally from morning to night with a family in the ward from Bolivia, The Rodriguez´s. They fed us breakfast and then we had lunch of hot dogs from Chile with avacado and tomato, and brownies with ice cream! And then for dinner we had turkey, salad, and corn!!! And then another dessert of pumpkin pie!! It was like I was at home with all the American food!! The Rodriguez´s made me feel even more at home because they even went out of their way and bought me a little cactus!! They are honestly the best and did everything so that we could have the best Christmas! It was diffentley a Christmas I will never forget!! Christ was born and He lives again!! The Church is so true and the Gospel is so sweet! 

Happy New Years Everyone! I will send pictures next week! Love you all!! 

Hermana Cannon 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hello Family! 

So this week has been literally CRAZY! And a lot has happened and I don´t have long to write but I´ll just give ya´ll the high lights!! 

Last week I wrote how we are the hotel for the hermanas and it is soo true!! We had two sisters stay with us Wednesday night and another sister Thursday till today. We are always in trios and it is so fun! 

We have two investigators with baptismal dates coming up really really soon! For December 12th and we have already seen the Christmas miracles because the two women have completely accepted Christ in their lives and want more than anything to be baptized and to follow Christ. That includes giving up smoking and all other bad habbits for the Gospel! I seriously learn more than them then they learn from me! 

We had a super massive family home evening with all our investigators, seriously like 6 of them that are all progressing. It was the most powerful experience ever. They all shared their testimonies and how the Gospel has literally changed their lives. They are all so strong and they are a blessing in my life. This work is the sweetest. 

I have a funny story and a scary one too: 
 So we were teaching our investigator, the one with the date and we were outside at her table when all of a sudden I felt something really warm on my leg! I looked down and saw that her dog was peeing on my leg! In shock, I pushed him away and kindly asked to go to the bathroom. It was suoer disgusting but we all laughed about it later. The mission is for firsts times for everything! 

On Saturday night after planning, I started to feel a ton of pressure in my chest and it hurt to breathe. This went on for hours without letting up and so I called the mission nurse and from there called Hermana Nunez. The next night they took me to the hospital, President and Hermana Nunez and luckily I didn´t have anything serious, just a virul infection in my lungs! All they did for me was give me a shot and tell me to rest. Which is almost impossible in the mission and hard too! But luckily I am feeling much better!! 

So I´ve seen and been though a little bit of everything this week! I love this time that I have to be a missionary and I would´nt trade it for the world. The Church is so true and the Gospel is so sweet. Take care everyone!! Love you all!! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hi Everyone! 

So I´m still alive and in Argentina!! I´ve been so bad that I haven´t been writing weekly emails, theres just literally not enough time on P-days. But let me give ya´ll a run down on these past couple of months!

I´m in Quilmes now, or beer city, because of the huge beer factory that the city and the beer is named after. But it´s great here I´m really starting to like it and the members here are fantastic! 

About a month ago, my investigators, Carlos and Angelica, the ones who got married, got BABPTIZED! They were baptized the weekend after I got transfered out of Romero but my mission president let my new companion and I, Hermana Flores come back for their baptism. It was amazing and the sweetest experience to have watched them grow through every step. I have seen their lives change, and I know it is only possible through the Gospel. I can´t wait to be there for the next and biggest step in their lives when they are sealed in the temple! Yay eternal families!

My companion and I have been working super hard in our area but whats super funny is that we always end up in temporary trios! They call our apartment the hotel for the sisters because we´re always having sisters coming in for doctors appointments, passport stuff, etc, because we are the closest sisters to the mission office. I absolutely love it. I get to spend time and get to know so many sisters. It´s so fun. 

The Church is so true and the Gospel is so good! 

Have a great week everyone! 

Hermana Cannon 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hola Everyone! 

This week was pretty much the best week that I´ve had in Argentina because our investigators, Carlos and Angi got married! After a year and a half of pushing it off and dissapointing missionaries, we were finally the ones that got them to the altar! They got married Friday, and so that morning we got to their house early to get Angi all ready. We did her hair and makeup and she looked gorgeous! Carlos looked all studly in his suit and just their closest family came and we all left for the courthouse in Abasto! The marriage ceremony was really fast but after they exchanged rings, I had never seen them so happy. It was the cutest thing and I was sooo glad that I was able to be there for them on their special day. Afterwards we came back to their house and had the biggest BBQ ever. (Sorry dad but Argentina has you beat on the meat its so dang good). But we´re also going to have a wedding reception in the church for them this Friday since they didn´t get the chance to have one the day they got married. Now we just need to get them to the baptismal font! 

Tuesday we went looking for a reference that we had recieved from a member about a month ago. Well we finally find her and she just lets us straight into her house. I immediately feel so comfortable with her and such a strong spirit and then we start talking about the family because running through her house were her five little kids! She loved everything we had to say and when we asked if she would be baptized she said yes! It was the very first time we met her too! It is truly a testimony builder to me that The Lord is always preparing His children, we are just the instruments that find and teach, The Holy Ghost does the rest! 

That´s all I have for this week yall! The Church is so true and the Gospel is so good! 

Oh and thanks for all the Birthday emails! Ah tomorrow I turn the big 21! This has been the fastest and craziest year of my life! (so far) 

Have a great week!

Hermana Cannon 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hola everyone! 

I heard from someone that being a missionary is just huge version of ding dong ditch. I never really understand that statement until now! We spent many days this week, Hermana Winfield and I searching for many references and contacts that the members had given to us or past missionaries had made in our area! Becuase the poeple here don´t have numbers on thier houses, we just have street numbers, so it is just a huge guessing game, or in the mission world, chances to share the gospel with everyone helps us or gives us directions. So it turned out that the 15 names we had at the beginning, doubled only because we were trying to look for houses, so thank you Argentina for maiking it easier on us to spread the gospel! 

Tuesday, we had a going away party for Edith Lopez, who left to serve her mission this week in Paraguay! We met at Hermana Graciela´s house and literally had a feast and we all wrote her little notes to take with her to read during her mission. I was sad to see her go because she helps us out so much, but like with every missionary, The Lord needs her in Paraguay! 

This Sunday was absolutley amazing because we had stake conference, but it was a broadcast from Salt Lake. Elder Cook, Elder Hales, and Sister Marriot all spoke (And she even tried to speak a little Spanish which was very cute) and there is nothing like hearing talks from the apostles and authorities from the church. The theme was very obvious, that all youth need to serve missions, the importance of temple work, keeping the sabbath day holy, and to strengthen the family within the home. I wrote down a few quotes but I translated them back to English so I hope they sound okay! 

"Are we true believers?"

"It takes much discipline to keep the sabbath day holy."

"Our homes should become holy homes."  

Sorry here ya go, they sound better in Spanish lol. The Church is true and the Gospel is so good! Have a great week! Love you

-Hermana Cannon 

Monday, August 24, 2015


This week has been absolultely crazy! With ward activities, lessons, and TRANSFERS! Yes I finally had transfers after 3 months of being back in the mission! I´m in the same area and my new companion, or not so new companion is Hermana Winfield! What is super insane is that she was my companion in the MTC. It is a crazy coincidence but really cool at the same time. It has been almost a year since we were both in the MTC and we have both grown and have learned so much in the past year! 

This week we have also had the oppurtunity to help a sister in the ward with some of the problems that she is going through with her family and with her husband. She was at the point of leaving her husband completely but then came to us and through a lot of love, support, and with the help of the Spìrit, we were able to give her comfort and peace. The experiences and testimonies that we shared helped her to stay with her family and try to work things out!
We are not perfect, but we can trust in God with all our hearts, and with his divine guidance we can never take the wrong path. If we are doing all we should be doing, He will not let us go down the wrong path or fall. This week was also a testimony builder to me that The Lord puts the right people in the right places in our lives for a reason and when it is needed. Either these people bless our lives or we in return can be that blessing for someone else. And the smallest of acts or the tiniest of conversations can bring about miracles in the lives of others! 

The church is so true and the Gospel is so good! 
Have a great week! 

Con mucho amor,
Hermana Cannon 

Monday, July 20, 2015

This past week was another hard and discouraging week. Yesterday, the mom of Erica (one of our investigators) passed away. And not a week ago, her aunt passed away too. We passed by her house this morning to share a scripture with her and give her some comfort but to my suprise, we found her to be totally at ease. We shared the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants about those who die without a knowledge of the gospel and that they have the opportunity to accept the gospel in the Spirit World and obtain Celestial glory. I felt prompted to share my own experience about my Grandma Dot and how when she passed away that how special was the day when I was able to do her baptism and the rest of her work in the temple. These things were so close to home for me and my heart truly broke for her. But the Spirit was so strong and truly testified the truthfulness of the things that we taught. With everthing that has happened in so short amount of time, she is just as strong as ever and instead of stopping she is already up and running. She is truly such an example to me and is so strong.

 This week I really questioned why the best of people have the hardest lives and I came to discover that it is all in accordance to the magnitude of our faith. If we are strong, of course we will have to go through great trials. How can we ever be strong in the first place without them? The Scriptures literally are perfect. Just like it says in 3 Nephi 18 that if build our houses on a firm foundation instead of sand we will never faltar or be carried away. The key is  to always be strong, firm, and ready for whatever comes our way. Now is the time to be already prepared. 

Here is the new address for the NEW MISSION Argentina Buenos Aires East -spells out A BAE lol ;) 

Hermana Carly Christine Cannon 

Argentina Buenos Aires East Mission
Rivadavia 599
Quilmes 1878

Hasta Luego! 
Hermana Cannon (Colchón) 

When it rains it pours! So much has happened this week! The mission is officially divided and we got to meet the new president and his family! I´m really excited to be the pioneers of a brand new mission! 

This week has been a super sad one because on Thursday the family that lived in front of us, the Bianchini´s moved to Paraguay. It was hard to say goodbye because I had gotten so so close to them. They basically felt like family. So we had our last dinner with them. My companion made tacos, the food was so good but the situation so sad! 

And a small but grand miracle happened last Monday. After we had finished emailing we came back to our apartment, and we found that we had no electricity. None of the lights would turn on! And it was already dark. We had no idea what to do. The family (The Bianchini´s) that lived in front of us had already moved out of the house in front of ours so we were completely alone. We called the owner of our apartment who is also a member in the ward but he wasn´t answering his phone. At this point we were super scared because it was dark, we didn´t have any form of light besides our cell phone, and its a little dangerous at night. My companion turns to me and asks, "what do we do?" And I replied, "Let´s pray." So we said a frantic prayer and not ten minutes later the parents of the member who owns our apartment come through the gate and the lights magically turned on. We came to find out later that they had done nothing to turn the lights back on and  had no idea that we had been trying to call their son. They had just come by to take care and feed the dogs that are in the yard. What a great miracle and answer to our prayer, that we were able to sleep that night with electricity and lights and that the owners of the house were able to come by and give us comfort and help with the situation. Good is so good, The Church is so true! 

Monday, June 22, 2015


I have come to find out that each day here in La Plata, Argentina is literally an adventure. Let me tell you about this week´s adventure.. 

Tuesday- We sent a baptism date with one of our investigators!! It is crazy, I know that we are put in the exact places at the right time becuase this whole week I have been able to share personal experiences about my life or my family´s that I haven´t shared in years or have never shared out loud! Her name is Rumilda and she has the cutest family! Ah I´m a sucker for the little kids. But we just hope that she is already married so she can skip that step and go straight to baptism. That has been our theme for this transfer, getting people to the altar! 

Wednesday- INTERCAMBIOS (exchanges) with the very beautiful Hermana Browning from Utah. aka Yankee-ness round too! I got to go to their area again and probably had too much fun with her in City Bell. 

And on Wednesday I huge miracle happened for me. So before I left I thought I had packed a huge bottle of my favorite lotion (the same lotion I have been using my whole life). Anyway but when I got here I found out that I had brought fash wash instead of the lotion. But when I was in my exchange, in the lunch with a member, I saw the brand of lotion that I loved and had forgotten at home. The sister who we were eating with saw the look on my face and when I told her how much I loved this kind of lotion gave me a whole box full of samples, without hesitation, enough to last me my whole mission! Turns out that her husband works for the same company of the lotion and they get them for free all the time. I know this may sound vain and like a lame miracle, but for me it is huge and just a HUGE testimony builder and eye opener that God cares and understands that smallest of details in our lives and if living right, will answer and provide for the tiniest of things that you may need. Prayers work people! God is so good! 

Friday- Was a blast! We had our Father´s Day activity went so well! So many members, less actives, and investigators showed up! It´s true in any country, if you want people to show up just say free food and games! My game of real life fusball was a hit and all the dads loved it! 

Monday- My favorite and cutest Mexicana made me tacos today! And I baked a cake but there´s no skill in that! Sorry United States but these tacos were WAY better than any of the tacos there. 

My sister training leader, Hermana Small gave me this quote which I love! 

"Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees." -Thomas S. Monson 

This next week is going to be crazy because it is finally crunch time!! By this weekend I will find out my fate, if I´m in the new east mission, or going back to the south. How sad but exciting of a time this is. So stay tuned for next week. So nervous! 

Shoutout to my dad for Father´s Day. I love you dad! 

Have a great week and enjoy for the sunshine and summer for me while I FREEZE in Antarctica! 

Love the Arizona girl who is so not used to the cold,
Hermana Cannon (Colchone) 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Holaaaa from the freezing Argentina! 
This week has seriously flown by and it´s the weirdest thing to be this cold in the middle of June (Summer!!). Just to get a picture of how cold we are here .. me and my comp study in all our winter clothes, jackets, and all, and even our gloves! To sleep, I literally sleep in every piece of clothing that I have, from fuzzy socks to a hoodie over my head. Anything to keep buddled up. 

Besides the freezing cold this week has been a week of miracles and progress for our investigators!! Last Monday was the anniversary of our investigators, Carlos and Angelica, who have a date set for both their marriage and baptism!! They have never had brownies before so I told them I´d bake some and they were so good! I put dulce de leche on top (which everything is better with dulce de leche) and oreos on top. They were de diez!! But most importantly, Carlos and Angelica loved it! 

Wednesday, I had my first intercambio (exchange) again! I was with the Hermana Small from Pennsylvania! It was so great to see new things and meet new people. But I have come to find out that it is bad when two Yankees get together because we end up bringing out the Yankee-ness in each other. Like talking about all things American lol. 

Then the greatest thing ever happened on Saturday! Our other investigator, Erica, in our lesson with her told us that she knew that The Book of Mormon was true. We just barely sat down to start the lesson when she couldn´t help but jumping up and opening up her Book of Mormon to show us what she had read and learned. And when we talk about her baptism, there is no hesitation and it is a serious yes. This is so night and day difference because the very first lesson with her she was very timid and told us many times that she just wasn´t interested. But the Gospel and the Holy Ghost works in wonderous ways! It has been the greatest thing to watch her life, everything change for the better. These are the moments I live for in the mission. 

We are so pumped for Father´s Day because the ward and us are planning a huge activity. We are in charge of the games and I am stealing a game I played in singles ward once, human real life fusball! It is actually like how it sounds. Theres long poles that everyone holds one to. But no one can move forward or backward, only side to side. Just like the table game of fusball. I´ll be sure to take tons of pictures!! 

For a boost of spirituall coolness I found a super awesome quote by the super awesome President Monson that has pretty much summed up my life the past 4 months. It says...

"Our Heavenly Father, who gives us to much to delight in, also knows that we learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we MUST pass... Such difficulties allow us to change for the better, to rebuild our lives in the way our Heavenly Father teaches us, and to become something different from what we were- better than we were, more understanding than we were, more empathetic than we were, with stronger testimonies than we had before." 

Trials are a blessing! Life is way to short to be miserable. A motto that I have for my mission this time around is to be happy everyday! To find something that makes me happy, every single day. In the midst of trials or not. Smile because God is in control! 

Have a happy week! Love you! 
Hermana Colchone

Friday, June 12, 2015

   I can´t believe I´m almost at my one month mark, again! This transfer is flying by but it also feels like I never left and that I´ve been in this area forever! I first just wanted to say happy birthday to my little trev trev. I can´t believe that you´ll be 7 this week!! Words cannot express how much I want one of your little hugs right now. I love you! oh and Ellie too hahahaa. 

This week has been crazy! And lots of things unexpected and out of the ordinary. And dont worry I have plenty of funny stories (well I think they´re funny). 

1. Baja La Caña 
The first has to do with a family of the ward that we eat lunch with every Wednesday. As missionaries of Romero we were planning a Jeporady activity for the ward game night. And the question of how many continents got brought up. Well in the ward theres me and Elder DeYoung who are from the States, and my companion from Mexico and the companion of DeYoung is from Chile. Me and Elder DeYoung said that there are 7 continents (obviously) BUT the other two, Hermana Ramierz, and Elder Torres both thought that there are only 5 and that South America and North America is just one continent, one big America. So I was curious to see if this was just a latin thing and if they taught the same thing here in Argentina. So I asked this one member who was a returned missionary and long story short he made it into an hour long lecture, which they call it "baja la caña" here. He went on to explain to me why theres only 5 and then went off way into World War 2 and crazy politics stuff. And even longer story made short, I will NEVER bring up continents here again and if someone asks me how many there are I simply will say "I don´t know". 

2. Crazy Domingo 
Yesterday, Sunday we had stake conference at the stake building in La Plata. We were all set and ready to go, a family was going to drive us in their van BUT they called us and told us that their van had just broken down. So we ran to catch the bus and waited forever because buses don´t run too much on Sundays. Anyway so after 30 minutes of waiting we finally got on a bus, and not 10 minutes later our bus broke down!! So we were just going to be 5 minutes late but we ended up arriving almost an hour late!! We snuck into the back and then President Thurgood in his talk, asked for all the missionaries to stand up. It was super embarrassing because we were way in the back away from all the other missionaries! And then after the conference a family in the ward invited us to eat lunch with them. We couldn´t say no to free food so we got in their car and we ended up at a restuarant! More specifically a buffet! It was too late to leave now and it would´ve offended them so there was nothing else to do but stay. So yesterday we messed the sacrament and ate out. Such sinners but what can you do, the life of a missionary. 

For spiritualness.. We are still working hard with the few investigators we do have! We have a couple that has finally agreed, after 6 months of listening to the missionaries, have set a date in August to get married so that they can both be baptized! 

And we have just started teaching this one young girl, Erica. She has a baby and lives with her boyfriend. And the past 3 times we´ve taught her she has told us that it just isn´t clicking for her yet. She loves what our church is about but she doesn´t see the need for it in her life. So this past lesson, after we were done I asked her to say the closing prayer. So we all knelt and she said the sweetest and the most heartfelt prayer. By the time she had finished praying we were all crying. And slowly but surely we are seeing huge changes in Erica. The power of prayer is so awesome! 

The Church is true, the mission is the best, and not gonna lie, this is wayyyy better than being at home. #sorrynotsorry 
love you all! have a great week! 
Hermana Colchone

Monday, May 25, 2015

Oh my goodness this has been the craziest week of my life, again. I arrived back to Argentina on Tuesday and what an adventure it has been since then. So right now I am in a city called La Plata but my area is called Romero. It is a tinnnnyyyy town in the countryside. They call it campo here lol. I already love it. Just so you can get a picture of how small town it is, the closest grocery store is 40 minutes away! The chapel is way nice and my apartment is behind a members house, again. lol. But they are the sweetest and cutest little family ever. Being back in Argentina has brought back SO many memories and I´m SO excited to be back here and to be a missionary again. I forgot how much I missed it and how precious this time really is. I am  100 percent content that  it was the right choice to come back because I know I have work to do here.

My companion is Hernama Ramiez and she´s from Monterrey, Mexico! She is the cutest little thing! I call her fiesty all the time because that pretty much sums her up. She knows completely nothing in English but I love it because I get to speak Castellano (Spanish) all day long. It´s the best. I am so surprised that I am able to understand and speak for being home for so long and being way new in the mission. It´s true what my stake president said in my setting apart, that I would be able to return and pick up right where I left off. I am still nowhere near fluent but I have time. I am able to express myself and show my real personality which I´m happy with. But my companion helps me out a TON and has so much patience with me which is what I hoped for. It´s like I´m I get to start my mission over again, except this time it´s a little bit better lol.

This time is also super crazy because in just one more transfer, so in June, the mission is going to split! So as of now I am in the east mission, which is the new mission, so if I stay here or move back to the south mission, that´ll be the mission I stay in! So crazy! I don´t know much about the new mission but my mission president right now, President Thurgood told us that the new mission president for the east mission is from Chile. I´m excited to see what happens! But what will be neat if I stay in what will be the east mission, we will technically the very first missionaries ever in that mission! 

So technically, I´m still considered as being "in training" even though I was only a week or two short from finishing my training. Which I don´t really mind because I´d rather take things slow instead of moving full speed ahead. I got to see some of the hermanas that came to the mission with me from the Provo, MTC, and they are all already TRAINING for the first time or second. So in just 7 months in the mission and they are already training someone else. So I am just fine with where I´m at. But it´s fun because Hna Ramierz and I have almost the same time in the mission from before I left, she has three months and I had four before I left so it´s almost like we´re new together. 

Either Heavenly Father has a ton of trust in me or He is really testing me because our apartment is two stories and the stairs are so small and sketchy! It literally is the tiniest staircase ever and looks like it should be for midgets. And since I´m in the countryside we have bikes! They are so fun and is so different from Burzaco, which as wayyy more city like than where I am now. Almost all of the members and the people that live here aren´t even from Argentina. Half the ward are from Bolivia and Paraguay so now I have to get used to not hearing the Argentine accent! 

Oh I have a funny story. So theres this dog that lives with the people that live in front of us and whenever he breathes, it sounds like he´s coughing up a hairball and a million other things. And this goes on all day and all night non stop. Even when we´re having the most spiritual of moments in the pench, we just hear that dang dog coughing up his lungs just trying to breathe. Poor thing. Anyway so one day this week I can´t remember I sorta told him sternly to stop breathing like that and he did for a few minutes and started back again. Well that night I left my boots outside because they were all muddy and I couldn´t bring them inside. The next morning one of my boots was gone! I found that same dog carried my boot away and chew out the sole. So I learned my lesson to only speak nicely, even to dogs that sound like their dying 24/7

And on a more spiritual note, I just can´t believe how happy I am. It´s like a dark cloud hovered over me when I was home. I am way happy here than I ever was at home and I truly am so glad that I chose to come back and that I can finish my mission where I started, in Argentina!! The first night here I was lying in bed and I just started balling. Not because I was frustrated or overwhelmed, but because I was truly happy. And when I thought about how much The Lord has blessed me already, I couldn´t help but cry. He literally has been there every step of the way and has given me exactly what I need exactly when I need it. The Lord´s hand in my life was so evident that I couldn´t help but be grateful, and even know I see it still, everyday. And for that I am deeply grateful. 

Well I just scratched the surface but that´s been my first week in Argentina, AGAIN. You truly do love me if you do end up reading all this and I apologize that it´s so dang long. And no pictures today. I forgot my cord, but next week expect lots! Love you all 

Hermana Cannon

Monday, February 2, 2015

Ah I cannot believe that I am in my 10th week here in Argentina. Where does the time go? Just two more weeks untill another transfer and then I figure out if I´m staying in Burzaco or leaving! Today for P-day was the best. We got to play sports with the whole zone and a hermana from Mexico made homemade tacos for everyone!! For being in South America, this was only my third time having tacos and from all the pasta and pizza, it feels like I´m in Italy. 
My comp and I have been working so so hard this week because we have 4 investigators with the same baptismal date, February 21st! And we´re also having a fiesta!! Or a ward activity which is going to be a Luau! Hermana Toala and I are planning the whole thing and the members and all our less actives are really excited about it. So we have A LOT to do these next couple weeks. 
My very favorite moments are when we have lessons and the Spirit is so strong. We had one of those this past week with Emilse and her god-daughter, Sol. We asked them if they could feel a difference when we were there and we left and they said that they notice a huge difference. They both said that they feel peace and harmony very strongly when we are there. They trusted in us enough to then confide in us with their worries and trials. The scriptures are the ultimate comforter. Like my 30 day challenge. I know that anyone can find all the answers that their soul hungers for in the scriptures. The patriarch in the ward who we eat lunch with every Friday told us this really cool analogy. The church is like one big hospital and we are all sick. We attend church and partake of the sacrament because we are all in need to be healed. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate cure. With reading the scriptures and praying is the power of that cure. I know that peace, comfort, and pure joy comes from doing those things. One of our other investigators, Simon, said the best quote, ¨Dirty scriptures, clean heart.¨ It sounds better in Spanish but mark up those scriptures, and treasure them! 
Hermana Cannon 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Temple Trip!! First two with Hermana Meeks and the other with mi compañera! and the other with my 
Hi Family!! 
This week has been so much more crazier than the rest but FILLED with miracles! 

I found out that my old lacrosse friend from high school, now Hermana Meeks is not only in my mission but in my zone! So I get to see her all the time! A little piece of home:)
Wednesday after our zone meeting I was feeling super sick so we headed to the clinic a couple towns over and we walked in and the security guard was asked was what was wrong, and neither of us really knew how to explain it in Castellano so I was just like my throat hurts, fever (the few phrases I did know). He sent us to a little doctors office and lucky for me my doctor was fluent in English! Turned out I had strep! 

And then Friday we got to go to the temple!! Oh how I missed the temple. I took for granted being so close to so many temples and being able to go often! But the Buenos Aires temple is so gorgeous and was so worth the 3 hour bus ride! 

Then right after the temple we had another exchange! But this time I was staying in Burzaco and my comp was leaving. That meant that I was the one that had to be in charge. And man is it stressful but I was able to do it! Sometimes I underestimate myself but I have learned to press forward and just to have faith that The Lord will guide me every step of the way and that difficulties and problems come along the way for us to learn and grow. 

The work is progressing so fast here. I am so happy that I get to be here at this time and have the investigators that I do have. As of today we have four people with a baptismal date! Simon, a man we met on the street from Columbia who read 9 chapters in the Book of Mormon in one day and came to all of church the next day. Emilse, a mom of two little girls who started crying when we started to talk about eternal families and our purpose here on earth because that is what she had been searching for. And Monica and her nine year old son, Pepe, who in just the second lesson asked us if she could be baptized. I am so grateful that I am able to be there too in the lessons becasue I know that the Holy Ghost who is the one who teaches, not me. This is the gospel of peace, of comfort, change, and miracles! God is good! La Iglesia es verdadera! (The Church is true) 

love you! I´m always praying for you and keep me and our investigators in your prayers! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Woah! I can´t believe that I´m already into my second transfer! It felt like I just got off the plane just yesterday. Not much has happened this week but we did have some interesting lessons! So last Monday night we taught Alejandro, the one who had been coming to church without having any lessons. The plan was to have his neighbor there, who was a member, but canceled last minute. So when we got there he wanted us to go into his house, but we couldn´t because it´s one of the mission rules. Since it was just him and us and no member or no other sister, we couldn´t go into his house, only teach him outside. Well he took it the wrong way and thought that we weren´t respectful and not humble and stuff like that. So he yelled and yelled and yelled and it took my companion to cry before he calmed down, poor thing. We went on to teach him anyway and we started with a hymn. As soon as we sang the hymn I could feel the Spirit there again and soothed the tension. It strengthened my testimony on the power that hymns can bring! 

Thursday we also went by to teach a family who we contacted the past week and when we got there they were all eating bbq and all already drunk. We taught them a little about lesson 1 but quickly left because they weren´t in the best state of mind.

Friday- a family actually found us!! We were walking in an area I´ve never been to before, looking for old investigators that we have records for and a lady from across the street called us over. We were so confused but went over anyway. When we got to her house she was just like hey you´re the missionaries! Turns out she was a less active member and her daughter and son had been talking about how they both really want to be baptized! But the daughter, Karina is 14 and she is already ENGAGED! So crazy! They are the cutest and sweetest family I´m glad that they found us! The Lord works in powerful ways! 

In my short time here in Argentina, I´ve learned that without love, you can´t accomplish anything. Love is essential. I need to love my companion, the people, and the work because when I do, that´s when the miracles happen and we are blessed. We are able to have the Spirit and bring that Spirit to others. 

Today Hna Toala and I napped and vegged out and watched Ephraims Rescue for our pday. GO see it it´s so good but there was a quote at the end that I love it said, 
"When you have eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to feel, you can reach out and rescue others." -Thomas S. Monson 

This is the work of salvation and we need to save and rescue as many of our brothers and sisters as we can. Do the small little things. It makes a big difference. LOVE! Church is true! Love you and miss you!! Oh and I was a trucha this week (lazy) and didn´t take any pictures. Sorry mom! 

Hermana Cannon (Colchones;)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Another week in beautiful Argentina! 

So here´s a rundown of my action packed but awesome week:

Tuesday the 6th- I had another exchange (which I just found out what the word was in English lol) in the countryside of Alejandro Korn! But this time I was with Hermana Barrett who´s from Chandler, Arizona!! Like 10 min from our house! So we had lots in common and lots to talk about. Arizona power! 

Wednesday the 7th- My companion and I taught a lesson to a young teenage girl named Candela and she agreed to be baptized!! I was so pumped! I´m really excited because I feel like she is of my first real investigators and I´ll have the chance of teaching her hopefully from start to finish and if everything works out then she will be my first baptism!! 

Thursday 8th- Was a sick day for Hermana Toala so that meant I got to study Spanish for 5 hours!! Ha but it was great and very much needed! 

Friday the 10th- I had homemade Mac N Cheese from a family who has traveled to USA a bunch of times so it was nice of them to make food that reminded me of home. And a funny moment, so we stopped by to check up on an old investigator and as we were talking to her she just says, "I don´t like white people." And my comp is Somoan and there I was looking super white soooo just a little awk. lol

Saturday the 10th- Was a day of hard work and miracles!! We went to one of our areas that I had never been to, my comp said that hermanas don´t go there too often because it is dangerous, but we found that it was golden!! We taught a lesson, contacted a bunch of people and one of the girls we contacted we asked her for any references and she was like yeah my mother-in-law. She lead us there, which was only a house over and the mom, Maria told us that she had been looking and praying for a church to join. MIRACLE. 

I learn SO much everyday I cannot even write it all down. And it´s a lot more than the language. Every day brings a new lesson and I am truly being humbled. The mission is hard, but it´s the small tender daily merices of The Lord that make it worth it. That experience with the area with a lot of success and especially with Maria only strengthened my testimony that God is always preparing people to hear his word. I have seen it here in Argentina. That´s why having the Spirit at all times is crucial in missionary work. Because we can´t do it without divine help; but we ourselves need to do our part too. I love the quote, "The Lord works best with already moving feet." We have the truth, the light, and pure happiness, let´s share it!! 

I love and miss you all. Keep on keepin on! 
Hermana Cannon

Monday, January 5, 2015


I hope everyone had an awesome New Years! I cannot believe it´s already 2015! For New Years Eve here since it was dangerous for us to be out in the streets we had to be back in our pench at 6. And that night we spent it watching Disney Movies! And Ephriam´s Rescue (which is the sequel to 17 Miracles and it was soooo good). And just like Christmas, there were sooo many fireworks. 

On a more spiritual note, I made some spiritual goals for the new year that I want to work towards this year so I can be the type of missionary that Heavenly Father wants me to be. On my #30díadesafío (30 day challenge) I asked what things I need to do and I opened up to D&C 4. The famous missionary section. I decided to focus on verses 4 and 6 that list the attributes of the Savior and that I want to work on as well as a disciple of Him. So there were about 10 different attributes listed and each month I´m going to study each one! 

New Years day, the dog of the Sister that lives in front of us died. So we spent that morning cleaning her house and taking care of the body. It was a really sad way to start the new year and a wake up call to me that life is so short and that I can´t waste a single second of it, especially now on the mission. I am on the Lord´s time, not mine. Something that was always said in the MTC that has stuck with me is that "you have 18 months to serve and your whole life to think about how you served". That applies to non missionaries too. We will have eternity to reflect on how we lived our lives on earth so every moment is a gift and a blessing. Thank goodness for a new year and a chance to be better! 

New Years Day I had real Argentine BBQ and it was great I loved it but the next day I was so sick and in bed the whole day. And all the members were like, she had the meat huh? Hahaa so it´s the norm for a missionary from the States to get sick after eating the meat here for the first time because it´s just a little different, I´ll leave it at that lol. 

Yesterday, we had our lunch with the bishop and his family and after we had shared our scripture they asked me to pray in English because they don´t know anything in English. So I prayed and not only was it weird but it was so hard! I know I´ve only been in Argentina for only a month but it´s crazy that Castellano is starting to take over my brain lol. It´s like my companion always tells me, "Don´t underestimate the power you have, and never forget where that power comes from." SInce I´ve been here I´ve seen so many miracles take place, with myself and with the lives of others. It has been a testimony builder to me that God has a hand in every part of our lives, both big and small. 

Well, sorry I wrote so much and rambled but what´s new lol. I love and miss you all! 

Hermana Cannon