Monday, February 2, 2015

They're changing things up a bit in that transfer calls will actually be tomorrow night. "What the heck?", you might say? I don't know either. They said our p-day would be changed to Wednesday too but then they changed it back so I don't even think they know what's going on. In any case, I may or may not be in a different place by next email and I guess that's that!
So funny story, Shane nor Anil came to FHE last week so neither of them saw Meet the Mormons. Gabe was there though and he said he liked it. That kid's so dang Mormon it's ridiculous. He also gave Elder Erikson and I a late Christmas present and gave us sweet ties. That kid is so awesome. We're trying to see if we can get him a calling in church even though he isn't a member, just so we can keep him around.
So we had a lesson with Anil last week. I think we mistook his super friendliness as interest in the gospel. We were planning on teaching the Restoration but never really got past the first principle. It was kind of funny because we planned on extending a baptismal date that lesson too. We ended up spending most of it just talking about Jesus Christ and His divinity. We invited him to pray if Jesus Christ was the Son of God but he said he wouldn't do it. Haha, what?! Not expecting that one. Long story short, we convinced him to pray about Jesus Christ so we'll see where that goes. As for his progress, it's definitely at square one with him and he'll have a long way to go.
Shane went out of town for a Pokemon tournament -- believe it or not that actually exists. Not the card game, but the video game -- so he wasn't able to come to church yesterday which was a huge bummer. Not super sure what his next step is but I'm pretty sure he'll be solid no problem. Probably good that we pushed back his baptism because he would have been playing Pokemon instead anyway!
Oh yeah, so here's a cool story. We were sitting at the Institute building just doing our online proselyting and we hear a knock at the door. We answer it and it's a member from one of the other singles wards. She introduces us to this kid named John and tells us that he walked into the Institute wanting to know more about our church...
Nah, just go find the other missionaries we're busy.
NOT. So obviously we teach him about the Restoration, and then about the Book of Mormon the next day. Holla! John grew up in Mesa and most of his friends are Mormon and he has a Mormon girlfriend that didn't even know he was meeting with us. So yeah, that's legit.
Oh yeah, last week we met this kid named Avery. He actually lives in Trailside Ward that I used to be in, but that's part of our singles ward too. Anyway, apparently Trailside missionaries have been teaching this guy for like a year and they just decided to throw him our way. So on our second lesson we invited him to be baptized on February 28th and he was all for it. Apparently he wants to be baptized super bad, but he's not all there if you know what I mean. I'd say he definitely has the accountability of at least an eight-year-old but his information retention could be better. Anyway, it's a cool story because we extended him a date to draw his concerns out, but he didn't have any concerns he just accepted the date.

Welp, that's all I got for you this week! Until next time

-Elder Cox

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