Monday, July 6, 2015

New President!

July 6, 2015

This week, we (being the entire Nebraska Omaha Mission) got a new mission president! It is something that only happens every 3 years! It's pretty crazy. I'm really excited to be working under him. He seems like an awesomely spiritual guy! He already started to make a few changes. Like one big thing that He said is that 30 days after someone gets baptized, our goal should be to go to the temple and do some baptism for the dead with them. It is an awesome idea! It's a great start to a great time with President Gardner! Also, we are to call him every time we set someone for baptism. Even if the call is just 30 seconds, he wants to hear from us. It's so cool!! President Weston, our old mission president, was a super good guy but now it's just a change. And I know that it will be for the better, because he is called of God to be our mission in this time.

Otherwise, this week has been interesting. It has felt like 2 weeks. Like seriously. And this Thursday, I will find out if I get transferred. I might, because I've already been here 6 months! I might stay here one more transfer (6 week period). It's crazy that I might leave. But I love the people here and, if I go, I'll love the people there too! I just know this thing of myself.

It's getting interesting here. We have a lot of people that have been taught all the lessons but are just dealing with difficulties and have to deal with those before they can be ready to be baptized. Like one lady we are teaching named Isela. She is 51 years old and really wants to be baptized. But she can't get sundays off to come to church. She has two jobs: Cleaning at the zoo and cleaning houses. If she finds more houses to clean, she can then quit her zoo job and be able to go to church on sundays and be baptized. She is also in need of a car to drive herself to work instead of her husband driving her to work. She needs that because her and her husband are going through a divorce, which also means that she will have to find a new house/apartment to move into. It's so complex. And there is only so much we can do as missionaries. But we have begun with her to make of list of problems to be solved and how to begin getting the ball rolling with them. We are realizing how important having help from the members is because there are members that can help with all of these problems. In our ward, we have 2 brothers that are lawyers (for the divorce), a brother who knows where to buy cars cheap (for car), and a sister who cleans houses and know how to find more to clean. It's really amazing how the Lord provides for us! The Lord makes up the difference when we can't do it all.

Well, That's all I got to say about that. Hope you all have a good week!

Elder Cox

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