Monthly Archives: March 2012

We have a Visa!!!

We just recieved email#2 from Josh. They are short and sweet, and we still don’t know anymore about Elder Corry, like his first name or where he’s from, but it looks like he is doing well. Here are the highlights:

March 20, 2012
Mom and dad and sister!!! first thing i have to say is my visa came today!!  I am sooooo happy!!!  Thank you so much for your prayers!! I leave april 10 we leave the slc airport at 9:40 a.m. then have a two hour layover in Georgia at 3:25-5:20 We leave Georgia at five twenty and goodbye america. we arrive in lima at 11:05 pm! that next morning will be rough.. I don’t know for sure when i can call I’m guessing i will call in Georgia though… but be ready for early morning also! I miss you guys so much.. thank you for all your letters and the packages!!
 I can already speak spanish decently and am picking it up so fast. I am already on the same level as kids who took spanish for four years. I have taught an investigator since day two ( in all spanish ) and me and elder Corry had an hour long discussion in pure spanish with ” hector ” our investigator on Wednesday. I love you so much dad and am proud to be an ” Elder Fox” just as you were. I thought it was funny that our investigator couldn’t pronounce “fox” so I told him ” Zorro ” and he loved it.
Like I said short and sweet, with some private notes for us. The great news is he will be going to Peru. It is such a relief. Thank you for your prayers. I know they were answered.
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First letter from the MTC

Here are some highlights from Josh’s first email home:

“I miss you so much, my days here seem like months, but i already have a growing knowledge of spanish and it grows daily. it is extremely frustrating but its coming. my companions name is Elder Corry. Our district is awesome , I love everyone in it. Everyone except for me and Elder Corry are going to mexico! they call us the lucky ones because we leave in three weeks.. well almost two now. and we are the only two in our room because of that! our teacher is Hermana Hall.she is awesome and our main teacher, i am overwhelmed with everything but the spirit is so strong here that it keeps me going. I read all your testimonies and thank you so much for them. I cried, but it was a good cry. i thank my heavenly father for all of you every day and know you are thinking of me. The food here is horrible… I was honestly expecting better but I will live. I only threw up once from nerves so everything isn’t so bad 🙂 I love you all and miss you more than anything..”

You can tell from the rest of the letter that Josh is learning and growing and is very enthusiastic about what he is doing. Josh also mentioned that his Pday in the MTC is on Friday. He would love to hear from his family and friends. The best way is to go to DearElder.com (use the link on the home page) and use their MTC letter service. if you use that they will print it off and put it in his box right away!!

 

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MTC Drop Off

March 21st at 12:40 PM we dropped Josh off at the MTC. We had a nice morning with just our family. We went to lunch in Provo, though Josh didn’t eat a thing. later we went and took pictures in front of the Provo temple and then dropped him off. We will miss him, but couldn’t be prouder of him than we are today. Here are some photos from today. WE LOVE YOU ELDER FOX!!

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Final Goodbyes

Tuesday night we had a group of Josh’s friends over until 1:30am. They had lots of laughs and told lots of stories to send Josh off on his way. many of these young men will be entering the mission field themselves over the next few months. We wish them well. We are so happy they have been such an important part of Josh’s life.

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March 20th setting apart

March 2oth at 8:30 Pm Josh became Elder Fox and officially begins his full time mission. We are so grateful for the family that came and supported Josh. President Checkets of the Holmes Creek Stake set Josh apart and gave him a wonderful blessing. We all felt a good spirit and are very excited for Elder Fox.

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Farewell Openhouse 3-18

Josh did a fantastic job with his farewell address. After sacrament we invited family and friends over for a Sunday brunch. We greatly appreciate all the support. Josh is truly blessed to have so many great friends in his life. Here are photos from the event. Double click on the thumbnails to see the slideshow. 🙂

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19 years and it’s finaly here!!

Elder Josh FoxElder Josh Fox will enter the MTC on March 21st to serve as a full time missionary in the Peru, Lima East Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are very excited for him and know he will be an outstanding missionary for the church. His farewell talk will be on Sunday, March 18th.

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