Elder Davis B Cox

Elder Davis B Cox

Sunday, June 12, 2016

May 23, 2016

I still haven't decided the best format to put my letters in. So I'll break it down this week:

Spiritual highlights:
1. Taught Gita an entire lesson about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. When going over the Baptismal interview questions she it "feels good" when she prays about Jesus being our Savior (she was formerly muslim) but she doesn't know for sure. So all we did was go through the BoM and read different prophets testimonies of Jesus Christ: Nephi, Abinadi, Alma, Amulek, Helaman, Jesus Christ HIMSELF. She loved it. At the end of the lesson we gave her a list of 20 more references in the BoM and Bible where it testifies of Jesus Christ. She loves reading she reads like 20 chapters of the BoM a week so she was very excited to look them up and in her closing prayer, she thanked Heavenly Father for sending His Son for us. That doesn't sound like much but that was a BREAKTHROUGH for her!

2. We got a referral for a Liberian family who moved from Utah a few months ago but didn't know where the church was. It was a single mother with 8 children under the age of 14! All the kids were so excited when we knocked on the door we heard tons of little voices yelling "the missionaries are here!!" They all came to church this week and filled up half of the back section. And they were really excited to see that there were about 7 other Liberian families in the ward! Their story was amazing and they have a 9 year old who hasn't been baptized! Unfortunately it was about 20 feet outside of our area. They should've moved to the other side of the road. But we handed them over to the sisters and  Muwato is going to be baptized in a few weeks!

3. Elder Chase and I were asked to give talks at a 7-8 year old baptism prep class on Saturday. Only one 7 year old showed up. So he definitely got a lot of attention and a whole program put on just for him! It was great to think that the ordinance of baptism is so important that 9 adults spent an hour on Saturday morning plus preparation time, just to teach this one 7 year old about baptism. It's a great reminder that Jesus Christ not only suffered for all of us, He suffered for EACH of us.

Comedic highlight:Squirrel gang fight.

Walking into a lesson we saw 5 squirrels gaining up against this one poor little squirrel with half a tail. I don't know what he did but they were biting him and he was bleeding and it was nuts! I got a video of it on my camera but the computer won't let me send videos. But then one squirrel came flying out of no where and started protecting the half-tail squirrel. They both ran up a tree and the other 5 squirrels followed and they started fighting in the tree. (And this whole time Elder Chase and I are just videoing and crying because we're laughing so hard) Then the protector squirrel just goes nuts and starts throwing squirrels out of the tree! So a squirrel fell like 30 feet and landed right in front of us. I don't know how it didn't die but it just got up and ran away like nothing happened.

Love you all

"Trust that whatever weaknesses we have been given, we have been given them because the Lord intends on making them into strengths."

Elder Cox

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