Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 15, 2015- 4 Baptisms in Newport Beach and 1 Coming Up in Norfolk

June 15, 2015- 4 Baptisms in Newport Beach and 1 Coming Up in Norfolk 

Hey family and friends!!!! This week has been a great week!!

On Monday night we had a Noche de Hogar (Family Home Evening) with our branch.

We had a couple of lessons with Lani this week.  She told us that Satan has been trying really hard to stop her from getting baptized. She said that things are getting really rough.  She has been a little creeped out because a few times there have been spirits that have appeared to her during the night. She was sleeping and she woke up to use the bathroom when she saw a shape of something next to her dresser.  She knew it wasn't any of her kids because she could hear them snoring in the other room.  When she came back she closed the door and checked around and there wasn't anything there, so she laid down and closed her eyes. When she opened her eyes again she saw a shape without any features or anything that was standing next to her bedside.  She said she tried to scream but she was completely frozen with fear for a couple of minutes.  Then, she saw the shape walk away and disappear and then she wasn't frozen anymore.  She told us that Satan can throw anything in her path because she is going to go through with her baptism- no matter what! She got her baptismal interview on Saturday and she passed, so she is going to be baptized this Saturday!! And she is super excited!

On Friday, we had zone conference where both of the zones in Virginia Beach met together. It was a really good conference where we talked more about the new 7 minute teaching method.

We got a chance to go to Newport News for a baptism! Ramon, Belkis, Madeline, and Dyana, four members of a family that I taught when I was there, got baptized on Saturday! It was awesome to be there for the event and it was fun to see everybody in the branch.

We are getting transfer calls this Saturday. I'm hoping that I get to stay here in Norfolk for one more transfer because I love this area.  However, I've been here for 6 months now- so I guess we'll see.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Cannon

Me with Ramon, Belkis, Madelin and Dyana on their baptism day

Branch Family Home Evening 

Me and Elder Edwards eating papusas that we cooked ourselves