Elder Davis B Cox

Elder Davis B Cox

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 6, 2016 - The A-team, one-by-one.

This week we have been praying and working super hard to find people to teach and help come to church because for the past 2 weeks our teaching pool has been dwindling. But this week we were amazingly blessed and found some sweet new people. All from super different backgrounds but all prepared to receive the restored gospel!

Wes- I don't know what we did right to meet Wes. So he went to Basic training over the summer in South Carolina where a few of the people he met and became friends with were Mormon. He attended church with them several times and they gave him a small, pocket copy of the Book of Mormon. Fast forward 3 or 4 months, he's been reading his BoM and now in 2 Nephi and sees the Spanish Elders in a gas station and walks up to them and says "Hey I've been looking for the missionaries around here, I want to join your church."
Tender mercy the spanish elders don't teach English so they handed him off to us and we had an amazing restoration lesson with him then a church tour the next day. He basically knows everything and is super ready and will be baptized in about a month.

Reyna- Reyna is the 10 year old daughter of a Liberian lady who moved into the ward about 4 months ago. Her mom is super awesome and has a great testimony and we just found out Thursday that Reyna wasn't baptized! So we went over and had a lesson about baptism and Reyna is super excited to be baptized now!

Wilma- We were referred to Wilma yesterday and went over and met with her. Her story is very long so I'll shorten it. She's 79 years old, lost her husband 3 years ago to cancer, and lost a son to suicide 3 months ago, and is looking for her purpose in life. She's essentially been meeting with missionaries and been closely associated with the church for like 50 years, but was never baptized due to mostly her husband. But she has a Book of Mormon and has been reading it and I think the doctrine of eternal families means more to her now than ever before. 

This week I have been amazed that no matter what stage of life we are in, Christ is there. Instead of normal church today we had an area broadcast and we got to hear from Elder Rasband. He talked about how the gospel is on a one-by-one basis. We are baptized one by one, confirmed one by one, partake of the sacrament one by one. Jesus Christ suffered for us. One by one.
Heavenly Father loves each of his children one by one.

Love you family,
Elder Cox

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