Monday, May 29, 2017

the cannon is cummins, part 2

for life! We got our transfer calls and I have found out that I am
staying in my beloved land of Wrekin and my new companion is....SISTER
CANNON!! Sisters Cannon and Cummins part two coming live starting
tomorrow!! Like what?!?! How crazy crazy crazy is that?!?! My little
baby is coming back to be my companion until death does us part! I am
so astounded and excited! This transfer is one of application, focus,
and determination to serve God until the sweet sweet end. I cannot
believe that in 6 weeks I come home. It is very bitter sweet....and
that is all you are going to hear my say about it until you speak to
me in person!

I have learned so much this week! I have been able to reflect on this
past transfer(6 weeks) and see how important it is for me to always
have love in my heart. I read a talk that was focused on the power of
gratitude in essence and it changed my life, perspective and drive. It
helped me to see in what I lack and to recognise what I am doing well.

to that but gratitude is a major one of them. Gratitude is what brings
essence to life, it helps us to recognise our many blessings and to be
filled with HOPE. I LOVE IT! I love the lessons life brings. I think
the things I am most grateful for as I reflect are the good times but
the hard times especially. Hard times are momentary but hey teach us
so much and give us perspective. How grateful I am for the gospel in
my life, it has blessed me with hope for the future and peace! God is
literally so good. I am so grateful for life.

I really want to thank each of you for your friendship. Thank you.
Thank you so much. You are a blessing to my life. I will talk to you
each soon!! You are important! Always remember that.

Sister Cummins

1) I cut the locks! I haven't cut it since I was here last year! Emma
cut it for me again!! SHOUT OUT!!
2) LUNCH the British way: "beans on toast on a soggy day"-Emma

Monday, May 22, 2017


GOOD AFTERNOON...actually it is probably still morning for you. Well,
it's five o'clock where I am!! It is nice to hear from all of you
wonderful people. I am sorry that I don't reply to you individually, I
really want to but missions are short and friendships are eternal. I
love you all so much!!

So the title of this weeks email is about testimonies! A testimony is
a simple declaration of belief. It is a feeling, an assurance, and a
conviction of truth. I LOVE MY TESTIMONY. It has become one of my
greatest friends. When life gets hard I reflect on what I actually
believe is true. It gives me comfort more than anything or anyone else
can. My testimony is my friend, possibly even my best friend. It is my
personal connection to Jesus Christ. As I reflect on what I believe it
brings memories of all the times Jesus Christ has helped me and I am
so grateful for him being willing to reach out to me and save me. I
suppose that is my greatest goal right now. I want to rely on his
ample arm. I want to put all of my trust in him. I want to give away
all of my sins to know him. He is mighty to save. He is my greatest
friend, my redeemer, my Saviour, my hero, my ally, my strength. He is
always there for me. I love him. I have realised yet again that if we
do not feed our testimonies with our much needed spiritual food that
our testimony(aka best friend who can get us through anything) will
die. How awful is that?! We would never let our friend just die
without taking all the precautions possible. So going to church,
reading our scriptures, and speaking openly with our Heavenly FATHER
is of utmost importance. I am so grateful for these things. Hard times
come. Hard times are fleeting as we rely on the Saviour.

This week we have had many wonderful experiences: first of all...I
think Heavenly Father is trying to make a point to me. I have met
about 3 vegans in the past 4 days and I ran into a vegan
convention.....I don't know but maybe I need to become a
vegan...interesting, huh? Also, my legs stopped working he other day!
I was getting off of a bus and I took one step off and *SPLAT* I was
on the curb. I don't know what happened, all I know is that it was
probably one of the funniest most shocking moments on my mission.

Even better than splatting on the ground is finding people who are
seriously searching for answers to their questions, questions that we
know the answers to because of the RESTORED gospel of Jesus Christ!
Our friend Sandra is really worried about where her parents are know.
s we shared gods plan of happiness for us she was amazed. She was not
believing at first but then she saw how it is spoken of even in he
bible and she had a much more open heart. The Book of Mormon and the
Bible seriously go hand in hand and testify of one another so
perfectly. It is seriously incredible. I am so grateful for them both
because they help me to avoid and detect false doctrine. The world is
so confused and it's standards are constantly changing but I know God
stays the same yesterday, today, and forever. ISNT THAT GREAT?! I feel
so excited about it!! It brings me so much joy to understand and
realise restored truth. I love those truths. I love finding people who
are searching for those truths.

I am not ashamed of the testimony that is in me. I love the gospel! I
love Jesus Christ and I know he is our Saviour and redeemer. I know
God is our LOVING father in Heaven! Pray, he is there!! You are SO
important to him and to me!! I love you! Thank you for your friendship
in my life. You can do anything! You are wonderful!!!

Over and out till next week
Sister Cummins

The following photos are not approved for parental eyes: sorry mum,
sorry dad. 😁

Monday, May 15, 2017

time to write

Wow! My lovely friends and family!! I love you! I am so sorry I
haven't written a proper email in so long! It is so good to get a
little time to actually write you about my week!

So, how do I even begin to express my utmost gratitude for this work?
Today someone told me that I was on a vacation and that made me laugh
a little because it's true. Although missionary work is hard, it is
also the most fulfilling experience. I am so grateful for it. I get to
take a break from school, grades, worry about money, work, and the
world in reality and I get to just focus on developing a relationship
between God and myself as well as between God and others. How lucky I
am to be a missionary.

As I reflect on my past week I can see that it truly has been so chalk
full of incredible moments!!!

This week we got to have he sisters staying in the Crewe area come on
exchanges with us. I got to be with a sister named Sister Turnbull
from Australia! She is my "granddaughter in the mission" because
Sister Cannon trained her about a year ago and now I got to be with
her!! What a privilege. She is so full of life and love! At one point
we felt like we should walk to our destination instead of take the
bus. So as we were walking, we stopped his lovely lady. We told her
about how Heavenly Father has given us commandments because he truly
loves us and wants us to have the happiest life possible. She started
crying and walked away so I asked if we could leave our phone number
with her. She texted us later asking if we could show her around the
chapel. It was so wonderful! She told us that, "she wanted to be a
part of our family" so we dated her for baptism for the 27th of May!
We are so excited! She came to church with us yesterday and it is
incredible!! Heavenly Father really places us in the path of those
prepared! That's who I am in the search of! I am dying to meet those
people who want change and hope and that is exactly what we are
finding!! Seriously! Heavenly Father will give us our righteous

We got to hike the WREKIN last week again!! Pictures to come! 😊

What else, what else? Hmmmmm. I'm not sure.

Oh, I know!! POSITIVITY! Oh that is so so so key!! What is the point
in being sad or discouraged? We don't have time for that!! WE HAVE
WORK TO DO! I suppose what I really want to say is that I love
missionary work. I love going out and making plans each day to TEACH
the gospel of Jesus Christ! We make plans like: FOREVER FINDING OF
FOREVER FRIENDS! GO sister Go! Share the gospel with the 🌎 and FEAR
NO MAN! And it is just so fun! We evaluate the days and look back
knowing that we gave it everything and we account to the Lord. This
week instead of just telling Father what I did I want to ask him more
if what I did was pleasing and how can I improve? I know hat when I am
open for the answer he will give it to me. It just takes patience,
humility, and an open mind. I think I'm ranting here more than
anything else. Sorry about that! I am just learning SO much and I love
it!! My rant is over, here is some pictures. Stay happy. Choose joy.
Do things that feed your spirit...or it will die!! You are wonderful!!
Take care!

Sister Cummins

Monday, May 1, 2017

"You need a rest" -Sister Libron

Hello! HELLO!! 

So basically...I LOVE WREKIN and my companion!! It is so good to be back here! I love these people with all of my heart!! They have filled me literally and spiritually! I love the beauty of this area. 

It has been an incredible week! I believe I have come back for a few reasons and more than I know but I think one of those reasons is a good friend of mine named TINA! We are teaching Tina! I met her last year and started teaching her but had to leave her behind and she is still investigating and this time we are going to get her there! the other day as we taught the commandments she looked at us with the most sincere eyes and said, " I really want this. I want this peace so badly". I am so grateful to be an advocate for peace. I get to go out and connect people to their loving Father and to their Saviour Jesus Christ EVERYDAY! how lucky am I!? I seriously relish in it. That was one of the sweetest moments I have ever had on my mission. She is dated for baptism for May 20th! please keep her in your prayers!! 

"A testimony is like a pet. If you do not feed it, it will die." That little gem came to me the other day. Let us all take the time to take care of our testimonies. Let us love our testimonies and see them as our best friends because our personal beliefs are what will get us through our hardest times. I know that to be true.

As for my Subject companion always says that to me because she thinks...well she knows I am crazy. BUT I WILL NOT REST! We are missionaries for jesus Christ! We can rest when we are dead! As for now, I am determined to give my whole heart to this work! Please pray that I will be able to focus on my mission. I need them! I love being a missionary and I am so grateful to be doing this! Thank you for your support and love. Sorry for the lack of details but i got to go!! You all are wonderful! be kind to yourself because you are a child of God and you are my friend. And i dont like it when people are rude to my friends(; 

Sister Cummins!!

GO MAKE SOMETHING MIRACULOUS HAPPEN!(but make sure you pray first or it won't work) XOXO