Elder Davis B Cox

Elder Davis B Cox

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 5, 2016--Baptisms and Temple Trip

Heather, Ayden, and Prentice got baptized!! It was so great they are such an amazing family. Seeing a family be completed in the gospel is one of the most rewarding things I have ever taken part in! Chad (the member) had the biggest smile on his face the entire time even though he was crying. I'm so happy for all of them.

This week we also got to go to the Nauvoo temple with all the 10 departing missionaries and
President and Sister Jensen! 

Going to the temple is such a testimony building experience every time I never walk away from there with the slightest doubt in my heart that this is true, this is where I'm supposed to be, that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that His gospel IS happiness. It's all fact carved in solid stone. I love it.

After the session President and Sister Jensen had one of the temple workers bring us all up into the tower of the temple right under angel Moroni's feet. President then talked briefly about the early saints and their sacrifice to build the Nauvoo temple and the faith that they had. Then we all sang "Come, Come, ye Saints", which was apparently written down the road from the Nauvoo temple. The spirit was so strong and all the missionaries going home (and Sister Jensen of course) just broke down in tears.

Not too much eventful or exciting the rest of the week. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we sat in the mission home with President and Sister Jensen and transfer planned from 11:00-6:00 everyday. Man I never thought sitting could be so exhausting. But it was amazing to see how much President and Sister Jensen know about every single individual missionary and how much they care for each of them. Sometimes we would spend an hour just talking about a single missionary, his needs, his challenges, and what would be best for him, which companion would he serve together well with. Who could he/she strengthen? Who could strengthen them? It was humbling. 

President and Sister Jensen go home in less than a month and President Badger comes in so this was their last transfer planning. So this transfer is going to be jam packed full of zone conferences and tons of other things so I should have plenty to write about and plenty of pictures for a while!

Love you all and Happy Birthday shout out to Courtney!
Elder Cox
Attempted picture of the new ride.
No more creeper van now we drive an F-150!

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