Monday, August 26, 2013

Playing a Tin Whistle

40 Shades of Green
Sister Cardon shares:
"The work here is going really good. Sister Pitcher and I had a really good week. We got 4 new investigators to start working with and even more on the way. It has been such an amazing week where we just keep finding all of these prepared people to work with. I love it.. We got a new flat right by the police station in a nice and safe area. It is nice, has 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and an America kitchen! So we are being really spoiled. We move in a week from today! Training is going good. Sister Pitcher is still very shy, hopefully over time she will come out of her shell a little more. This week we get to have zone conference so I will be able to see president which is great!"

Monday, August 19, 2013

Londonderry Packed with People

The Fleadh

SIster Cardon reports:
 "Over here we had a bit of a crazy week. The Fleadh was going on and so the town was packed. They estimated there would be 300,000 people at the Fleadh over the week and they said they got more then that! I don't know now much more but it was packed. We spent a few hours of the week helping out at the Family history booth we had up, though the Elders ran it most of the time. It was kinda like Swiss Days but with a lot of more food stands.  There was a lot of crazy drinking to at the end of the night so we stayed away from the city after 6 PM. You would think it would be easier to talk to people when there are lots around but is actually harder to find people to talk to in a sea of humans. Lucky me and sister Pitcher were able to teach 22 lessons this week even with the big crowds. Everyone tells me that being in training is the slowest time of your mission and being a trainer is the fastest. I can already tell how fast these next few weeks are going to go by."

Monday, August 12, 2013

Outnumbered 23 to 1

Sister Cardon traveled by train, plane, bus and ferry to pick up Sister Pitcher from the mission home. The best part of the journey was flying by plane and being able to see both Ireland and Scotland from the air! She loved staying in the mission home and having some "home made meals!" There were 23 training Elders picking up their new missionaries. She was the one training Sister picking up her new missionary! After getting back home again, she had to find a new flat  in Londonderry.
  Sister Cardon shares, "This week in Londonderry they are having celebration of the Fleadh Cheoil. We usually just call it the Fleadh (that Irish for Flah). Anyway the Fleadh is a week long huge all Ireland music festival. So basically there are go to be hundreds of thousands of tourist in Derry for the next week. The Church is going to have a Family History stand that we are going to be working at and/or handing out flyers a lot of the week. So this week will also be really interesting. It's different not having Sister Ryan there to rely on her to guide me and tell me what to do.  I am responsible for the area now and the success of the area. Its kind of a scary thought, but really very humbling knowing that I basically have no one to turn to for help except the Lord."

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sister Cardon Stays in Londonderry with new Trainee!

Sister Cardon in St. Columbus Park
Sister Cardon reports that she is staying in Londonderry. However, she is going to be training a new Sister Missionary! There is only one Sister missionary coming to the mission home with 23 Elders this week. Sister Cardon will spend two days traveling by bus, train and ferry to pick up her new companion. She is getting a companion from Utah that also has red hair! She thinks it will be great to have two red-headed missionaries walking the street of Londonderry Ireland!
She had a fantastic week and taught 23 lessons! She is excited to continue to work with Winefred, who will be getting baptized soon. She can't believe she is already training a sister but is looking forward to growth it will afford her.