Monday, January 6, 2014

I forgot that it was even new years this week.  The only thing that is different for us is that we're inside by 8:00 instead of 9:00 that night.  *pop* wwwooooo........
It was great talking to everyone on Christmas!  Since that was only a couple days ago, I bet this letter won't be super long.  But we did have some things happen since then!  First off, a baptism on Saturday!  Yesss!  That super smart nine-year-old girl.  She was confirmed just yesterday so now everything's taken care of!  Check!
The main other news is about an investigator family.  We thought that the guy was our "golden investigator", but in a mad twist and turn of events in a classical mystery, it turns out that his girlfriend  is actually the golden investigator!  We haven't seen him in a while, but I'm sure he'll come back around.  We originally had them on baptismal date for this Saturday, but we taught the law of Chastity and sure enough, they're not married.  So we have to delay their baptism.  When we taught them the law of Chastity, he practically got on one knee right then and there and said "come on, we've been talking about this for a long time let's just do it" and it was legit.  She said they'd "talk about it".  From what she told us, apparently he is very different than when he usually is when we come around, and she doesn't want to marry him until he shapes up.  Fair enough.  However, she has come to church twice in a row now!  She even stayed for all three long grueling hours yesterday!  Way cool.  And to top it off with sprinkles and a cherry, she was at the baptism on Saturday, and afterwards asked for a tour of the church.  Way cool!  She'll be baptized for sure.  In our lesson we had with her on Saturday, she prayed and asked God to help her and her family "do this Mormon thing" and she asked for help getting to baptism.  I love when people ask God to help them be baptized.  Because duh, of course he's going to help now.  They don't know what they're asking :)  They just asked the Big Man for help.  And they're going to get it.
I don't remember if I mentioned this -- pretty sure I didn't -- but apparently Elder Holland is coming down in January for a... thing... and I guess our mission gets to go to this...thing!  Other than that, I have absolutely no knowledge of any details whatsoever.  But, who needs any more details than that?  It's Elder Holland.  And a gathering of sorts.  And I'll be there.  No more information needed!  Other than what President Toone gave us about how we better have shined shoes, cut hair, matching suits, etc. etc. 
To supplement for the obvious lack of content of this email, I will send pictures!  Did I ever mention that we made a giant President Toone pinata?  I think I told some people, but maybe not everyone.  Well... we made a giant President Toone pinata, and unveiled it at the Mission Conference.  It was super funny.  President Toone attacked it with a stick, which might have been one of the most terrifying things ever.  Because he's 7 feet tall.  The pinata is life size.  Anyway...

Have a happy new year!
Love y'all!
-Elder Cox

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