Monday, July 29, 2013

Giants Cause Way and a Baptismal Date!

Sister Cardon enjoying the sites of Ireland!

 Sister Cardon reports:
"This week I went to Dublin for an all Ireland conference where Elder Teixeira, from the Quorum of the Seventy came and spoke to us. We had some amazing talks given by Pres. and Sis. Brown. Basically, President Brown gave us a talk about having more faith. He reminded us of the promise we have as missionaries to baptize here. 

 Sister Ryan and I were inspired by the conference. The next day we had this lesson with Winifred and we were going to invite her to be baptized on the next Sunday, in like 8 days. I can't explain the preparation we did for this lesson and how it went but just know it was one of the most intense lessons I have ever had. Winifred has been feeling really sad and depressed, she describes her feeling as "Wretchedness." Satan is just trying to bring her down. After a very long lesson of talking about things, we invited her to be baptized and she said yes! We have a baptism this week!!!! So amazing. It's not that she isn't ready and we had to over come challenges, it was all in the timing. We were definitely guided by the spirit.

Besides that amazing and wonderful miracle, our week has been really really good. Last Monday we went to Giants Cause Way and I have attached a picture of me sitting on the cool rock formations. We went with a Senior couple who served in Limerick, but who also served with Sister Ryan. So it was really nice to go and see some of the sites. It has been really warm these last couple of weeks, warmer then it has been in decades supposedly so we have had some really nice weather."

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Most Prepared Person and Bonfire

Bonfire for Protestant Holiday

Sister Cardon reports that this week was also full of miracles. They now have two investigators  with a baptismal date!!! One investigator is badly burned. She states:

"Two years ago someone threw a smoke bomb into his house which then caused his flat to explode. He said he shouldn't even be alive and is completely thankful to God for saving his life. It was only recently that he gained a testimony of Christ and he has an amazing experience about how he was guided to know to the gospel. We invited him to be baptized on the very first lesson and it turns out he hadn't been baptized and was so delighted! He said, "Are you serious?" like we were joking because we were offering him something so great! He basically just wants to be a missionary, and says things like "I would die for Jesus." The most prepared person I have ever met!"

The other investigator is a lady and she knows the church is true. She and her 8 year old daughter want to be baptized. The Protestant Holiday on July 12 came and went without incident. Sister Cardon had to stay inside all day for safety and spent the day reading the BOM!  The attached a picture is of people building a bonfire for the 12 of July celebration and they were filling it with  tumble weeds.

Monday, July 8, 2013

A Week of Miracles - 3 Investigators at Church!

Beautiful Londonderry
Sister Cardon reports:
"We have seen many miracles this week and have truly witnessed the blessings of the Lord.
 Yesterday atchurch we had 3 investigators!!
 Basically we just met a lot of really amazing people this week on the street. We 
met Michael, Dylan and Patrick which are already or will soon be new investigators!
 Then we are teaching Maliky, Ronny, Janusz and Winifred.
 Yep that is correct we only have one female investigator, we can't help it if men like to
 talk to us better! :)
 But Winifred came to church yesterdayand she is completey ready to get baptized so
 hopefully that will happen soon!"
 Sister Cardon also reported they have seen a lot of rain. She has been told to take pictures 
when the sun comes out and now she realizes why people tell her that. She was taken to 
Subway Sandwich by some members in the ward. Then she even  met some people from 
Heber that were visiting Ireland and they knew Shane! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

A Blue House in Belfast and a Park in Londonderry

Blue House in Belfast featuring a waterfall in the backyard!

Sister Cardon and Sister Ryan in their favorite park in Londonderry
The three beautiful sisters in Londonderry received a surprise their mission president at 10:30 pm. to announce that their trainer, Sister Moore, would be leaving to go to Belfast. Sister Cardon admits they were in complete shock and scared as the prospects of being without their trainer. However, the week has progressed wonderfully and the two "greenie" sister missionaries seem to be handling Londonderry missionary work on their own. She said the transition has gone smoothly and they are feeling very effective in their missionary efforts.