Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Weeks 23 & 24 "Staying in San Pedro"

I am staying in San Pedro and I am super happy!  My companion and I are training a new missionary and we will have all four wards in San Pedro.  I will try to send more about our baptisms and more pics next week.

Love, Hermana Cox

Monday, July 6, 2015

Week 22 – Baptisms and …”Go Rebels !!”

This week we have had a lot on our plate.  We have 4 wards right now.  And that leaves a lot for us to do.  We will be having 2 baptisms this week.  Our first is Sister Lourdes.  She has a ton of things going on in her life right now with school, work, and family.  She is super stressed, and I am excited for her to be baptized and watch the blessings pour down in her life.  I asked her in the last lesson why she really wants to be baptized because I was a little worried about her intentions.  She said that she wants to have faith and to seguir adelante (press forward).  She said she wants to be baptized for herself.  That was so awesome to hear because we have tried to work through so many doubts with her.  We had to break the fear of changing religion.  I am so happy to finally see her baptized.  I talked about Sister Salome last week.  She is also being baptized this week.  WE LOVE HER LOTS !!

As you know, President and Sister Crickmore are huge SDSU Aztec fans, so I taught my comp how to say "GO REBS!"  She said it to President Crickmore and he thought it was so funny.  He was super happy and said we are going to a game together when we get home !! 

Also, there are a ton of people with razors and four wheelers that go riding on a trail next to the volcano.  What do you think about that?  (Her father thinks it is time to RIDE)


Hermana Cox

Week 21 - Dogs and Cannons

Scaling Wall for Photo of Parade

Parade for the Saint San Pedro

Happy 4th!  I will be dreaming of hot dogs and fireworks this week.  Here, the dogs aren’t edible and the “fireworks” are more like cannons.  This week was fun.  The town had a fiesta for the Saint San Pedro, which means there was ongoing music and cannons shaking our window panels throughout the night.  It also means there were a ton of Catholics, so we contacted like crazy and beat the record in San Pedro with 101 contacts.  My companion and I seemed to run into quite a few barrachos this week.  They prefer to talk to us in English, so I try to make friendly conversation as we walk by.  My companion asked me this week if I knew the barrachos.  I said no.  She thought that was super funny.  It is also funny when she started to understand what they’re saying.  I hand them word of wisdom pamphlets.  It is my favorite thing to do.
On a more spiritual note, we have a baptismal date coming up very soon (2 weeks) for a lady named Salome.  She’s practically blind and lives in a little house made out of wooden planks & cardboard boxes. We love her lots.  She likes going to church and taking the discussions, but she is sad she can’t read the Book of Mormon.
It really makes you reevaluate what your complaints are about in life.  I’m grateful that I have a house with walls and eyes to see.
I’m grateful that we have the opportunity to read the Book of Mormon today, and one day Hermana Salome will too.
I Love You.

Hermana Cox