Monday, July 27, 2015

Little bit sick week

So I'm a bit sick but It's just a cough and a bit of a sore throat in the mornings. It'll pass. It wasn't as bad as one of the other missionaries here in Norfolk (there is an English set of Elders and us, the Spanish Set). He was so sick that he couldn't even do any work for like 3 or 4 days! It was really bad for him. But he's better now. I think I got a bit from him, since they come over to our apartment every day to have lunch (and because they live like 10 miles out of Norfolk in a town of 300 people). But I'm getting better, I assure you. 

It was a good week too. On Wednesday, we went to a small town called Madison and tried to find some people that were previously taught there. It's a small town but I'd guess that about 75% of the people there are Latino. This is because of a Tyson Meat Plant that is just outside of town. I kid you not, these meat plants just draw in the Spanish populations. These towns are in a lot of places in Nebraska and in those towns, there are Spanish Missionaries. There are at least 5 areas like that in Nebraska where I could possibly go to serve one day. In fact, Madison was once it's own area for missionaries, but that was like a year ago. 

On Thursday we helped someone move and on Friday, we met some people in a tiny town called Pilger. This town used to be bigger (like 600 people) but was hit by 2 huge tornadoes sometime last year. The town was demolished. Decimated. They had like 200 houses and now they have like 80 (it was a lot less when it was just hit). But now, this little town has 6 families that are members of our church all living like within 1 block! It's pretty crazy how many there are just right there. And 3 of the families just moved in! 2 of them said that they prayed to God and he told them to move to Pilger, Nebraska. It sounds pretty crazy, but I truly believe it. God has a work for them to do in Pilger, even if they don't know what it is. And it's all the more power to those families because they were willing to follow God's will, as we all should be willing to do. 

Have a great week, everyone!

Elder Cox

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