Okay…despite the fact that they told us not to take pictures of Elder Cook, many other missionaries did anyway. I did not, I didn’t think it was appropriate, so that is why I have no photos of him. I’ll get some other ones next week just so you believe that we saw him.. =) BUT!!!
He came to Xela first to speak with the whole mission first. While there we took a group photo.
I’ll send you a letter specifying what Elder Cook talked about, but he did leave some amazing blessings upon us.
Elder Cook mentioned the story of Jesus walking amongst the heavy multitude of people, and noticing that virtue had left him because of the sick woman who touched his cloak. She was healed after 12 years of sickness. The most amazing part was seeing Elder Cook come down from the pulpit after the closing prayer, and hearing the music in the background, and the flock of people who came from the whole congregation to at least touch him before he left. People had so much faith in him, and loved him so much, that they did everything possible to at least touch him. Amazing.
During this whole shindig, my tall long gringo body caught his attention and he asked where I was from. I told him Momos central completely forgetting that I was not a missionary 2 years ago, then he asked, where are you really from? I said Vegas. He then told me, you are doing a great job Elder. Keep it up. Amazing… he took that time, despite 1,000 people trying to shake his hand and get his attention, to talk to me and say that I was doing great.