Monday, September 26, 2016

This week was bomb.

The Highlights first: We found a bunch of new investigators! The first one is named Susan. She is someone that we talked to in an African Weave store when we were teaching her daughter. We got her information and then we visited her and eventually she was home! She really wants to be the best Christian possible so we told her that this was the best way to do that.
The second and third ones are an awesome family that moved from one side of town to our side of town. It is perfect! So they are Native American of the Lakota Sioux tribe and they are pretty ready for the message that we bring. So that's good. 
The fourth through sixth are another awesome family who have been in our side of town for a while but they are ones that I never really talked. I've talked to the mom before but I did not know that her children have not been baptized! So her 14 year old daughter realllly wants to be baptized and we are excited to help her with that!

Otherwise, so other events were this: We got hit by a native man. We were just talking to some kids outside and this man walks past us and just smacks our shoulders saying "have fun". It is a kinda sketchy part of town though. Another strange event is that I had like MAJOR deja vu even though I have literally never been to this place before. We were trying to contact this person who speaks spanish and I vividly remembered seeing the house number, my companion to my left, a van in the reflection of the screen door, and the words "2 months" in my head. It was weird. But yeah.

Love y'all!

Elder Cox

P.S. We went to the sioux falls last monday. Here is our selfie!

Monday, September 19, 2016

It's already Monday?

Man this week went by right quick. But it has been a RIGHTEOUS WEEK!

So we found some good people to teach this week. One of them is named John. He is awesome. He was taught by missionaries before and he said that he is reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it every day. So that is awesome. He really wants to know if this is the true church. It will be awesome to work with him more. 
Another one that we found is the daughter of a member who hasn't been to church in a while. Her daughter totally wants to be baptized and it is awesome. 
Yet Another one is named George. His wife requested online for a free copy of the Holy Bible. But she doesn't want to listen to us much. He is pretty interested though. It's pretty cool to see that happen. 

This week we had a very special meeting. one of the General Authorities of our church came and visited us. His name is Elder Falabela. He is from Mexico. He instructed us on awesome missionary things and I had to translate from Spanish to English for his wife who is from Honduras. It was hard but good. I also sang for everyone there. I sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". It was good. 

Because of the meeting on Friday we couldn't do much on that day. then also, we had to drive down to omaha on saturday to meet with him as mission leadership. So i felt like we didn't have any time to do missionary work, because those 2 days are our busiest days usually. 

Love y'all!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Transfers! I'm with Elder Clark!

So transfers were this week. I didn't get moved, but Elder Anderson did. He is now in Gretna, NE and Elder Clark came up from Lincoln, NE to be with me in Sioux Falls! So that's awesome. He is really funny and we do so many things that are like the SAME. We both tend to use "thee" and thou" when joking around and now we often have lightsaber fights with the lightsabers that he has. This will be a fun transfer.

This week was pretty awesome too! We have talked to a lot of people but not many of them are home when we try to talk to them again. But we met an awesome women named Ashley. She is someone that was talked to before by missionaries that I had only met once. But she is awesome. She recognized that this world doesn't have guidance. As we talked about prophets and how there were none for a long time she just stopped us and asked "Do you think that there are prophets today?" She was very pleased when we said that there is a prophet today and that she could know that it is truth from God. She mentioned that she doesn't know if she can 100% accept this right now but we just assured her that God will help her have the right timing and that we do not know God's timing most of the time. He usually comes when we aren't expecting it. So Ashley is awesome. She said that she would work towards October 8th to be baptized and it seems that she will make it. I'm really excited to go back and talk to her.

Otherwise, this week was kind of disappointing to me, just because there are people that Elder Anderson and I were teaching that don't really want us to come back and keep teaching them. And we aren't finding very many people that actually want us to teach them. There was a man who is of the Islamic faith who like yelled at us, saying "that book(the bible) never says that Jesus claimed to be the Son of God," and "I know the Bible better than anyone. You must read the Holy Quran." The next day, we found the verse of John 10:36 "Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God." I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that all men must come unto him or they cannot be saved in the Kingdom of God. The Spirit of God has told me that these things are true and that I have been forgiven of my sins. And if I keep of this path I can be saved with my family and live in God's presence forever.

Elder Cox

Monday, September 5, 2016



This week was good! we had some good days and we met some awesome people! We went and knocked on some doors and found some people to teach. Besides that, we talked to some members of our ward who are passing through a hard time and we invited them to come back to church and to feel of the spirit that is found there. And they did! She even bore her testimony in the meeting about how she found out that the church was true! It was awesome, mostly because she has a personality disorder and is struggling with depression so it is very hard for her to even go to church. But she went! So that's good

Then, just like last week, Saturday was full of people to see and it was good! We had lunch with a member who's wife is not a member and then we went to the church for a lesson with someone that we met on Friday. She didn't show up because of a family emergency. Than we had a talk with a member that was with us for the lesson and she gave us some suggestions on people we could see, which was awesome. We then met with someone who I had never met before but she was being taught like 3 months ago. She had a loooooot of questions. Then, we watched a church movie with Hirut! She loved it. She said that she will think about being baptized, which is a good step. there are a lot of things going on in her life, so it might take some time. 

But yeah. Transfers are this week. So that's fun.

Love you all!

Elder Cox