Monday, September 29, 2014

Front Yard View

Sister Cardon said the work is going well. They are teaching a family and have even found some new investigators. She is working hard to keep missionary work going on the Isle of Lewis. The mission president may shut down the Isle for the winter months. She said it's very hard to do missionary work in gale force winds. She said they hear the wind all night long and even had to stay in a bit this week due to the winds.

Sister Cardon states, "I have come to understand the Atonement even more, with the experiences we have had. I am doing a sort-of last 40 day challenge thing before I come home and its has been a spiritual furnace this past week where I have felt like the Lord is refining me into who I need to be before I go home." 

Monday, September 22, 2014

One Transfer Left!

Glasgow Conference

Glasgow Conference
Sister Cardon reports she enjoyed the conference in Glasgow. Everyone there kept reminding her she was going  home soon - just one transfer left. She is determined to remain focused until the end. They have a new tall investigator in Stornoway. She is staying "relatively" warm and she met a recently returned Elder that was born on the Isle of Lewis. He served in Africa and just happened to be the companion of one of Sister Cardon's friends she went to High school with. Small small world! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wonder City of Glasgow

City of Glasgow

Sister Cardon shares,

 "The best part of our week was stake conference in Glasgow. We had an area 70 came, but they kept introducing him with different names so I can't tell you what his name.  It been such a blast to stay at Sister Cannon and Sister Dias flat for the past few days. 
I love that we have the opportunity in this church to receive divine revelation from our Heavenly Father. Such revelation we receive for us is personal and we can receive on a day to day basis, not just at conferences. But conferences are inspired. The area authority said the revelation we receive are commandments for us individually, that we need to obey them. He told us that us we need to take notes to know what commandments we need to work on. We all can improve, there will never be a conference or a church meeting in which we won't receive new commandments for ourselves because we will never be perfect. That's the great thing about this life, that we don't' have to be perfect. It doen't matter how many right or wrong question we got on the "test of life" it is who we are when we turn the test in.  It's about Who we have become!

I am grateful for eternal progression! I love you all so much!"

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two Families of Five

Branch Missionary Bulletin Board

Sister Cardon shares, 

"Sister Sawyer and I have put together some really goals, We'd like to help the Lord accomplish by the end of the year 2014. One of these goal was to baptize a family of 5. This past week we found 2 families of 5 that we set up appointments with and it was such a miracle.

We are going to Glasgow later on this week, which I feel like I shouldn't be excited too get off the island, but I totally am! Even President Brown said, "don't you like to get off the island?." So, I thinks its OK to look forward to sunshine :). I am such a missionary, quoting scripture in normal conversation. Exceedingly is my new favorite adjective. We had Ward coordination and they seemed to criticize  people and investigators. I was quite distraught. It was really sad because it's that kind of attitude that will keep members from coming back into activity. It doesn't matter how many times they may have disappointed you or hurt you in the past, you love them anyway. I just wanted to share this quote with all of them, 
"When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it! " Elder Uchtdorf

Monday, September 1, 2014

Zone Interview Training and a Branch Mission Plan

Sister Cardon and Sister Sawyer off to Zone Training

The Fort Tradition is Carried On!

 Sister Cardon shares,
"Yesterday we presented the first "Branch Mission Plan." We have spent a lot of time coordiating and developing it. The members seem to take it really well and were excited! Sister Sawyer and I are really happy to get started and our whole Branch is fasting to have the missionary work move forward. We gave each member a calendar of things they could do everyday to have the work move forward and also challenged them to make a personal goal for the month of September. We have had a great year in this Branch but we are just getting started and we want to have lots more baptisms and reactiviations before the end of the year."