Monday, January 11, 2016

Coldest Week Ever?

It wasn't the coldest week ever but it was SUPER COLD this last weekend. It was like a solid 2 degrees with a windchill of like -15 degrees. It was mostly awful. The work this week was really good though. We got to see a lot of people and they are all doing really good! It's a really positive experience! Except for Saturday and Sunday. But even though like 5 appointments cancelled that day, we were still able to get work done! It was awesome. 

So this week, I went to a little town close by Sioux City called Le Mars. It's like 30 minutes from Sioux City and it is a town of like 5,000 people. Fun Fact: It's apparently the Ice Cream Capital of the World (it's what the sign said). It is home to the Blue Bunny Headquarters, so maybe that is true. Anyways, we visited this lady who live on a farm outside of Le Mars and we were just going to introduce ourselves, because she used to be an investigator of some missionaries who both had to leave their area, so now it is covered by other missionaries. Drove up and just saw chickens. Like 25 chickens all around her door. That's when we realized it was a real farm. We knocked on the door and a the man of the house like shooed us away through the screen door. His little son came to the screen door and so we asked him to get his mom, since she was the one that met with the missionaries before hand. After talking to her for a bit about her chickens we were able to get inside her house and talk some more. The man left when we came in, saying he had some chores to do. We offered to help but he refused the help. He shortly after came back in and said that the goats were getting ready to give birth! (they didn't when we were there) But then he accepted our help. We helped him out around the farm and he talked forever about his animals. It was really awesome. I was also given the opportunity to collect chicken eggs! And then they gave us them to take home! It was awesome. And, we saw this guy go from not at all wanting us to be there to offering us to come back and help some more. It  was an awesome chance to see somebody open up to us. 

Otherwise, we had a great week. We were able to find some new people to teach that are ready to take action and come unto Christ! It really exciting. 

I hope you all had a great week!

Elder Cox

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