Elder Davis B Cox

Elder Davis B Cox

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 4, 2016 - A letter from the First Presidency

After 21 times to church,
All the missionary lessons... twice.
Learning English from the reading the Book of Mormon in prison.
Being the first in her family to convert from Buddhism to Christianity:
KAY IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!! Man words can't explain how happy I am to type those words! And Kay was so happy as well, when she found out and we set the date with her on Friday she was couldn't stop smiling. My favorite quote from her all night (remember Kay is a 60 year old, 5 foot tall, sweet sweet lady from Thailand with a strong accent) : "Oooooh God loves me so much!" I think we're all still smiling and happy from that lesson Friday night.

So I know I've told Kay's story before but here's a brief summary (I've asked her if I can share it) : Kay was in prison a few years ago because she offered to give somebody a ride from California to Texas (because she's the sweetest nicest lady every) But that person ended up smuggling marijuana so she got arrested. While in prison she found a Book of Mormon in the library, as well as bible and a church history book telling the story of Joseph Smith. She said she didn't even know English but when she started reading the Book of Mormon, she understood. Over the next several months she learned English from reading the Book of Mormon. 

After she got out of prison she was randomly media referred to the missionaries (she still doesn't know who referred her) So Elder Lords and Elder Banta came and knocked on her door and the rest is history. Now she's one of the most solid active members of the ward and she's not even baptized yet :) Kay is amazing I love her so much. She's one of those people who you read about their cool story in the Ensign or something, but this really happens! God knows his children and he knows who's ready to receive the gospel, and he provides miracles.

I'm so grateful for the opportunity I have had to be a small part in Kay's conversion and to be an instrument in God's hands. 

The rest of this week was great. It was transfers so had to say goodbye to some of my favorite missionaries which was super sad. But it was great to hear the testimonies of all the incoming and departing missionaries. Almost all the new missionaries talked about how right it felt to be here on their missions. The Spirit was super strong during those simple testimonies.

Love you all have fun in school..... 

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