Monday, August 31, 2015

This second week of training was one that was quite difficult I'd say. We had a lot of good times but also some not so fun ones. Anyways,

To start, we had zone conference on Thursday. It was really instructive. A zone conference is where 2 to 4 zones worth of missionaries (70-150 ish) all meet up and get instructions from the Mission President, his wife, and the APs (Assistants to the President). This time was a very awesome opportunity, cuz it was the first Zone Conference with President Gardner, which is out mission president now and has been for about 2 months. He is really awesome. Recently he instructed us to memorize 12 scriptures and then we would receive a prize. Apparently the prize is having the chance to watch the Nebraska Cornhusker's starting season game Vs. BYU on this saturday! It's pretty crazy how the mission president is allowing this! But, he reasoned "The entire state is gonna shut down for the game anyways, so watch the games and then go do your work afterwards." It is really shocking, but that is the way president Gardner is gonna work I guess. It's gonna be real good, even though I don't like football that much. 

Anyway, this week was an awesome opportunity to see the Lord's work in action. At Zone Conference, we learned how to better use the Pamphlets that we have to explain what we are teaching. It helps us teach with clarity and helps others understand what we are teaching better. Since that training on how to use the pamphlets, Elder Wiltbank and I have used it every single day. It's AMAZING. It makes for much shorter lessons and much more effective lessons too. It really helps me to see that President Gardner is being lead by God in our training.

Yeah, so it's been really good. Through the use of the pamphlets, we got 6 new people to teach this week! Usually, we get like 2 or 3. It's so awesome! 

Have a good week everyone! 

Elder Cox

By the way, i really tried to take more pictures but I kinda failed. So, I will take a picture a day this week around Norfolk and the surrounding areas. I will do it! For now, here's a selfie with Elder Wiltbank, my companion.

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