Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Moving Flats and Finding A Mom!

Sister Cardon and Sister McCarry with two girls from the ward

Water Balloon Volleyball on Zone Day

Sister Cardon had a very busy week in Dundee. Right after getting transferred to Dundee she found out she was going to be moving flats again. She said she almost fell off her chair as she has moved flats in every city she has lived in at least once, and some twice! She spent the week moving and organizing the new flat. She also met many of the investigators in Dundee and is very excited about teaching all of them. One investigator has a baptismal date in May! She and her companion prayed to find a mom that needed help. On the bus, they found a mom with three little boys that is interested in hearing more. They are very excited to be working with this mom. She had a Zone Day and spent the day with 24 other missionaries having a great time. They played Water balloon volley ball, Capture the flag ,Ultimate Frisbee, Dodge ball, a game called Splash and lots of food and fun. She mentioned that Heavenly Father blessed them with the only sunny day in 10 days for their Zone Day and the next day it started raining again. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

The City of Dundee and an Easter Message!

Sister Cardon reports she is very excited about being in Dundee. She knows the Lord is blessing her. As quick at the tears dried from leaving Edinburgh, her excitement increased at her new opportunities in Dundee. She loves her new companion Sister McCarry. She is also very happy to find out Sister McCarry loves to jog! She knows she will learn and grow with Sister McCarry. She was also pleased to find out her district leader is Elder Sweat, a boy from home that she went to high school with. She said there are two wards and is very excited about the members and the investigators they are working with. Dundee has a large University and the Young Single Adult YSA program is strong and they will be working a lot with the YSA. Two of their investigators are YSA's.

Sister Cardon said the sun shines more in Dundee and there are less storms from the Atlantic that come in. She found out she gets to move flats again!! She is glad she has good moving and packing skills now with moving flats so many times throughout her mission. Her message for Easter is:
 I am just so glad that I have had this opportunity to better my relationship with my Savior while being on a mission. I have become fond of the scripture in Moroni 7:48 that says, "and when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." I love it because I actually feel like I know who my Savior is. He is not just someone who died on a cross but He knows me and I know Him and when He comes I will recognize who He is, what He has done for me and I will know Him, actually know Him! I still don't know Him perfectly and I never will in this life, but I strive every day to come closer to Him by seeking and following His will. We can't know Him if we don't do what He commands. It's by what He commands and we understand and do that we come to know Him. There is my little testimony for the week, I love you all very very much! talk to you soon!

Pictures from Edinburgh

News about the Transfer to Dundee

District in Edinburgh

Easter Choir Concert with Sister Moore!

Easter Choir Concert with Sister Douglas and Sister Pugh

Wind in Edinburgh (country section)

Ocean view Edinburgh

Sister Cardon sent some pictures this week from her last week in Edinburgh before she was transferred to Dundee. However, she was unable to send them last week!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Farwell from Edinburgh Ward Members!

We received a letter from a member of the Edinburgh Ward regarding Sister Cardon and her service there. See Below:

Sister Cardon is an exceptional missionary.  The honest truth is that we are not in the habit of writing emails such as this (in fact, I can think of having done so on only one previous occasion), but we both felt you should know of the amazing service she has given in this corner of the Lord's vineyard.

Of course, you don't need us to tell you that your daughter is a kind, bright, loving, and all-round wonderful person.  But she is also an extremely diligent and faithful servant of the Lord, and she has seen tremendous success working with investigators, recent converts, and less active members.  

The ward has been greatly strengthened by her presence here over the past few months; she has been such a blessing to us.  My husband serves on the ward mission leadership, and he has seen first-hand how keen Sister Cardon has been to love and serve everyone around her - and her determination to remain positive in the face of challenges.

Sister Cardon has been able to reach out and touch the lives of a number of sisters in ways that nobody else has managed.  It's obvious how much she cares for her companion, and she has also become a good friend of ours personally, and I'm grateful for everything she has done for my husband and I.

Edinburgh's loss is Dundee's gain.  The church is strong up there, and we have no doubt that Sister Cardon will continue to enjoy great success in the transfers ahead.  For now, though, we just thought you should know that your daughter is a truly exemplary missionary, and she will be greatly missed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Move to Dundee!

Dundee Waterfront
Sister Cardon reports she is moving 2 hours north to the city of Dundee. She will be in the Bingham area. This area is called the Dundee Zone in the mission. She believes the weather will be a bit cooler than Edinburgh. Her new companion is from Hawaii and she is very excited to get to know her. She is super sad to leave Edinburgh and all the people she has come to love. She had a very busy two weeks with investigators and working with another set of Sister Missionaries.

 She did a lot of crazy driving, and got a parking ticket. A missionary choir performed in the Saint Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. She said it was amazing and made people cry. Her gas was turned off when they were with the other sister missionaries. They had no heat, gas, for cooking or warm showers!  She was so happy to see some less active members come to church this week. Lastly, she and her companions ate a total of 21 Kinder Eggs which have little surprises inside. They got addicted to collecting Marvel super heroes which were the little surprises in the Kinder Eggs.