Monday, February 24, 2014

Alley of Stone Cottages

View from Sister Cardon's Flat

Sister Cardon and Sister Adams Ready for the Day!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Scottish Coldness and Haggis!

District at the Famous David O McKay marker

Haggis- and she lived!
Sister Cardon said she had a great week. They moved out of their flat into a new one. She is excited to report one of her investigators has set a Baptism date for April 27. She said everyone in ward loves their investigator and she realizes she will probably be transferred before the baptism. She said it has snowed and the Scottish coldness has arrived. She also noted that on Valentine's Day it was FREEZING!
 Sister Cardon shares :
"Yesterday at church we had one of the coolest experiences on my mission. There was going to be about 5 people at church yesterday. However, by the time Sacrament meeting was about to start none of them were there. I was so frustrated and I was wondering why they weren't coming and what more I could have done. As I was in my gallows of sadness and frustration we got a text that a man we met about a month ago and he was on his way to church. Sure enough this man showed up right in the middle of sacrament! It was so cool! His name is Matteo and he deaf and mute and we met him on the street about a month ago but he never contacted us after that.  It was great and he couldn't' even hear a word of what was being said. I did learn something about deaf people they don't exactly know how much noise they make because they can't hear themselves. But the ward was so understanding and we got hold of a notebook and all the YSA (Matteo is 21) came and just started writing notes to him and getting down numbers and all that good stuff. He was fellow-shipped and everyone loved him. Some people knew sign and they started to sign to him. Basically, he was having a blast. It was such a miracles from heaven and a tender mercy. It was definitely a demonstration of the Lords power that He can get people to church if He wants them to be there. Matteo came right out of the blue and so if Heavenly Father really needed those other 5 people to come they would've. Sometimes I feel like a spoiled child saying "Heavenly Father, why isn't someone at church I want someone to be here!". Seriously, sometimes I think we forget how much Heavenly Father cares about the little things and how truly spoiled we are."

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Multi-Zone Conference in the" Promised Land."

Sister Douglas and Sister Cardon on Exchanges

Beautiful picture of Cortsorphine (Edinburgh)
Sister Cardon reports she learned many things from the multi-zone conference from Elder Hebertson a member of the Seventy. She stated,  "We talked a lot about personal conversion and how our desire to share the gospel is often a reflection of our own testimony. It really impacted me to know that what I share with people and how I share it all boils down to my own testimony. Basically I learned that our conversion really comes through one simple act, which is repentance. It is only when we feel the redeeming power of the Atonement that we are truly converted! It is such simple and clear knowledge that I received. If we desire to be better people, missionaries, parents and friends all we simply need to do it give up our own sins." Sister Cardon reports she was able to see other missionaries she has missed and was very happy to meet up with them again.

Sister Cardon and Sister Adams continue to get more referrals and Sis. Adams calls Corstorphine,  The "Promised Land," as they are finding so many people that want to hear more about the gospel.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Snow and then a Rainbow!

 A Snow Rainbow
Sister Cardon resports: "It was literally snowing 1 minute before I took this picture and then it cleared up and there was a beautiful rainbow." Sister Cardon also reports she gets to move flats again. She has lived in 2 cities but 5 different flats. She and her companion had to go "flat finding" this week. She thinks they found a great one, so they are hoping it goes through. The work is going great. She said the weather has turned colder and even more wet if that is possible. They even got snow! Their investigators are doing wonderfully and receiving lots of support from ward members! She ends her message by sharing:
 " I just feel so blessed that Heavenly Father trust us enough to put these wonderful people in our path to teach. The work is going great, we are being blessed immesensly. I love my companion, life is just wonderful! I love you all!"