Friday, July 27, 2012

July 16th and 23rd


Hello Everyone!,
Ok so this week really started out bad! It was one of those “No Good Really Bad” weeks and there didn't seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. My companion was giving me the silent treatment for some reason! I had no idea what I did and that meant the work was going nowhere even though I was doing everything I possibly could.
Then we had zone conference and everything changed, my mission President gave a talk on leaning to love those around you, including your companion, and looking for the good in what they are trying to do. He used this scripture reference:

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt alove the Lord thy God with all thy bheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy cmind.
 38 This is the first and great acommandment.
 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt alove thy neighbour as thyself.
This is how people will know if they are a Disciples of Christ, if they have loved one another. It was like the talk was meant for us. My companion started to talk to me right away. The next day we had a great companionship inventory and she opened up to me for the first time and now everything is going great, missionary work and our companionship.
 I have learned 3 big things from this:        
1. HAVE COMPANIONSHIP INVETORY (If you are married you picked your companion talk with them on a weekly biases. Fix things early before the problem gets too big!)
2. Do everything in love. Love everyone around you. Love is a gift from God that grows bigger when you share it. Love is the greatest commandment of all.
3. I also learned that I needed to have more faith and most of all patience. I was reading preach my gospel and 1 thing all of us could learn more about is patience.
"Patience is the capacity to endure delay, trouble, opposition, or suffering without becoming angry, frustrated, or anxious. It is the ability to do God’s will and accept His timing. When you are patient, you hold up under pressure and are able to face adversity calmly and hopefully. Patience is related to hope and faith—you must wait for the Lord’s promised blessings to be fulfilled. You need patience in your everyday experiences and relationships, especially with your companion. You must be patient with al people, yourself included, as you work to overcome faults and weaknesses."

We can all trust more whether it is in missionary work or with our children. Just don't forget why we are here, to grow and become closer to the person God wants us to be.
I love you all! - Sister Cannaday


Hello Everyone,
It’s no surprise this week has been full of ups and downs, but both are blessing from God meant to make us stronger, and bring us joy. On the up side we had 3 investigators at church and on the down the youth speaker said some stuff that well.... we really don't believe. The lesson from this one is to always read your kids talks PLEASE! To tell the truth it was really funny, and made for a great lesson afterwards about how we are all still learning. 

This week Dads have really been stepping up to the plate. We have had two lessons this week were the fathers stepped up and told their children that he knew that they could do better, and it was done in so much love. It really made me think of my Father in Heaven and how he has to do this to us every now and then. We get content and lazy and he has to put something in our way to wake us up and help us grow. Heavenly Father never gives us more than we can handle he only gives us enough to grow. The humbling experiences make our hearts fertile so that we can grow just like a gardener gives plants sun and water.

Elder Scott talk about this in his talk for conference, “How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life.”

"For spirituality to grow stronger and more How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life available, it must be planted in a righteous environment. Haughtiness, pride, and conceit are like stony ground that will never produce spiritual fruit.
Humility is a fertile soil where spirituality grows and produces the fruit of inspiration to know what to do. It gives access to divine power to accomplish what must be done. An individual motivated by a desire for praise or recognition will not qualify to be taught by the Spirit. An individual who is arrogant or who lets his or her emotions influence decisions will not be powerfully led by the Spirit."

We all must keep going and not only “Endure To The End” by “Enjoy To The End.”

The Lord has really been answering our prayers as we act in faith. We have found two new investigators and they really seem open to learning. We also have been teaching better as a team and having fun. Other then that there really isn't much that has happened this week, just teaching, teaching, and more teaching every day. The days and weeks and mouths are all going way to fast now. I can believe that I'm almost half way! I really don't want to ever be done! I love this work so much.
I love you all and please, wake up every day, pray, and tell your Father in Heaven that you are willing to do anything he wants of you and then do it! This truly is the way to happiness. Sister Cannaday


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