Monday, February 25, 2013


Hola Familia,

This week was pretty cool. We have been having a very long week getting to bed late and having to get up early to go and help missionaries. We are pretty tired. We had a really long day looking at houses and dealing with missionaries. Then at the end of the day we went contacting, which felt really good to get out of the truck and walk around our area and look for new people. Our area is basically downtown Santiago so we walked a lot and tried to really take advantage of our time and find the interested people. We walked a lot during some of the areas. We contacted a couple good investigators so we are going to try to keep visiting them, it is a bit hard sometimes because our time is limited so if they aren't home sometimes it takes a couple days to go by again and we just hope that they are home when we go by, and if we are lucky they have cell phones and we can call them. So when we finally got back to the truck it had been a long day it was about 9:30 and we were on our way home just picking up something to eat because all we had in the house was cereal and we didn't want to eat that. So while we were waiting for our food my companion remembered that we had to take two mattresses to the missionaries in another area across the city. We went and had to go and get the mattresses from our house and take it to them. It was great that they were very grateful that we had brought them the mattresses, so that made it more worth it. We then had to drive home and by the time that we actually got to bed it was about midnight, only to get up at 6:30 and do it again.

We also took an elder who has been in the hospital for the last week, so we took him home finally. We had to go to Puerto Plato. It was an amazing drive. It was so pretty we drove through the mountains. It was raining a little bit and there were a couple of rainbows, and a really pretty sunset. There were also a lot of trees and a lot a farms so that was really pretty. When we got there it was dark. We passed by the ocean. It wasn't a beach but I could faintly see the waves as they rolled in and I could smell it with the sea breeze. It was very pretty drive, but on the way home I found out that here everyone just drives with their high beams on and on the mountain road with the high beams shining in your mirrors and in your eyes it can be really hard to see the road sometimes, so we had to be pretty careful. A couple of people would turn them off as we passed but the majority didn't.

Today we were down by Cien Fuegos so we stopped by and said hello to a couple of people some weren't home but we were able to stop by and visit Jesus, and Sandi and their mom so that was really great to see them, They were all like wow Elder Cannon, It was really great to see the surprise on their faces when we got there.

So I am getting more used to the office and how things run. It is still a bit of a challenge with the cell phone company to try to get them to switch the name of the representative to my name instead of the old office elder. So I have been trying to get them to do that and work with me on that and send me some other stuff but it is just a slow process.

I hope that Dad and Allison had a Great Birthday. I hope that you have a great week this week, and in all your sports and dancing and music that you guys are doing. I love you all tons!

Con CariƱo

Elder Cannon

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