Elder Davis B Cox

Elder Davis B Cox

Monday, July 18, 2016

July10, 2016 - Mission-Field of Dreams!

I'm going to start this week off with a quote from Elder Bednar that I've hear our new mission president quote several times this week from the new mission president's seminar:

"Jesus Christ has paid the price for the sins of EVERY person who will ever serve in, live in, or even pass through your mission boundaries"

We had "get to know the new mission president" zone conferences this week and that was President Badger's invitation to everyone was to view our areas with that quote in mind. To look at every person we meet/talk to with the view that Christ loves them perfectly and suffered for their sins. I would challenge everybody to do the same it brings amazing charity and love to your heart.

This week was great so many "small" miracles every single day. We had zone conferences then after the Friday zone conference in Davenport Elder Lords and I got to go down to Nauvoo to the pageant! I love the pageant! The spirit there is amazing and the enthusiasm everybody has about the pioneers, the gospel, the temple, is amazing. It was the British pageant on Friday so we got to go up on stage at the end and sing Called to serve with about 200 other full time and service missionaries.

Random sidenote I thought I'll include. As we were driving at night this week we would drive through swarms of fireflies and as they would get smashed on the windshield they would leave big glow in the dark streaks up the windshield for a couple minutes. It was probably because I was so tired I was hysterical but the first time it happened I just busted up and was laughing so hard I was crying and couldn't stop. 

Back to important stuff: Patience came to church again today and is getting baptized this Saturday!! She is super ready and prepared. She worked til 3 a.m. last night and was still there for 9:00 church. Dedication.

We are applying for first presidency permission for Kay to be baptized so pray for that! She's amazing she's been to church 12 times and we had an amazing lesson with her this week on the Atonement and we had President and Sister Badger there with us!

Serge came to church again this week! Still not convinced he needs to be baptized again but loves church and already considers himself a member. He's extremely smart and is really high up in Wells Fargo here, so he'll keep coming to church and he'll know he needs to be baptized eventually we'll (and the spirit) will keep working on him.
Mission-Field of Dreams!

Ghost in the Corn!

We also got to go to the Field of Dreams this week!! So I finally got pictures mom! It was sweet we were driving through at about 7:00 so it was technically closed but the grounds guy said we were fine to be there so we had the whole place to ourselves!! He just told us to be sure to close the gate behind us. So we took some pictures, played catch on the field for a while, hit each other some flyballs in the outfield just like in the movie. It was Heaven it wasn't Iowa I don't care what anybody says. 

Love you all have a great week!
Elder Cox

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