Monday, June 22, 2015

Week 20

Service with Hermana Ivonn and my new companion Hermana Aju

My House

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Courtney did not write a letter this week, but she gave us a very quick update. 
 Transfers:  She and her companion, Hermana Castillo, were split up last week.  Courtney is grateful for Hermana Castillo and for helping strengthen her. Courtney is staying in San Pedro.  She now has her first Latin companion from Guatemala, Hermana Aju.  She indicated it was a difficult week because she did not have the English language to rely upon if needed.

We received word from President and Sister Crickmore that Courtney is doing well.  They indicated that Courtney “puts her hair in a ponytail, has a smile, and gets to work.”  They were pleased with Courtney and Hermana Castillo’s service in San Pedro.  Thank you for your support and prayers on Courtney’s behalf!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Week 18 - The 3 Niños

     Our 3 niños were baptized!  The service was so awesome!  Their parents showed up, which is great because their Dad is inactive and their Mom is very Catholic!  Our mission president and his wife came and so did 10 other missionaries!  We had a big surprise for the niños and their family.  Their cousin is on a mission, and he Skyped in and gave a talk!  He bore his testimony and talked to them about serving a mission.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.  Their parents were crying, along with the rest of the family, who is very less active.  The uncle that baptized them said it was his first time baptizing anyone and he had never felt anything so beautiful in his life. 
     After the baptism, all the members lined up against the walls in the hallway, waiting to shake President Crickmore’s hand.  It was like he was the prophet, they were in complete awe.  President drove us to a taco place in Ameca and bought all the missionaries tacos. 
     He was funny.  He never tells missionaries if they have changes before the zone leaders announce it Sunday night.  But after the baptism, we went up and shook his hand and I was like, “Thank you so much for coming President.  It meant so much to us and the members.” And he just looks at us and goes. “Ahh! Fine!  I don’t know how, but you guys always get stuff out of me.  Hermana Castillo – you have changes.  Hermana Cox – you’re staying here and your companion is Latin.”  Ha ha.  Then the other missionaries started asking him and he was like, “You know the rule, don’t ask me again, you’ll find out Sunday.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Week 17 - FRY BREAD

I have entitled this entry FRY BREAD, to attract the attention of my Aunts and inform them of my new knowledge of how to make fry bread!

We have been working like crazy this week to prepare for the baptism of three of our investigators this Saturday!  They are brothers – ages 9, 10, 11.  Their Dad is inactive and their Mom is not a member, but they want to be baptized.  We have been teaching them and they are very intelligent.  I am excited for them!  Two of the boys want to serve missions when they are older!

Our cute Little Alma is doing great.  We are going to teach her about the temple this week.

It has been pouring rain here EVERYDAY.  The streets have officially turned into rivers.  For this, I have my rain boots.  It is very cold and the volcano is raining toxic ash that looks like snow.

 I Love You.

XOXO, Hermana Cox