Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Hello fam! How yall makin out?
We had two elders from the 70 come and talk to us this week. One of them used to be a Baptist preacher (Elder Parker) and I have never heard a more powerful speaker. I have never seen such a powerful stake conference either. A man stood up and started to argue about what he was teaching... That man got a spiritual choke slam to the dirt. I would say it isnt wise to bash with an Elder from the quorum of the 70 that used to be a Baptist preacher (they know their bible).

 I was in the Martin Luther King day parade the other day haha.... holy crap! I have never seen so many black people in my life haha... im not even joking!:) we also went to a Baptist church that same day. This time it was a little more political because of Martin Luther King day but I have never heard the word "Rape" that much and swearing over a pulpit before haha. The world is tough and cruel though and everyone needs to know it, they preached powerfully of that and past experiences of racism. I like the rap music that they play though. It was a trip going to church with clapping and shouting and random breakouts in song and dance. People launch out of their seats and throw their hands in the air haha. PRAISE JESUS!!! OH LORD!!! LORD!! LORD!!! IMMM FEEEEELIN THE HOLY SPIRIT!!!!.... I love the south. hah crazy! I am looking forward to going to more churches of other faiths. Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Baptists, all of them! How are you going to teach them if you don't know them. Plus everyone has something (wisdom, knowledge) to offer.

I am losing weight out here. I am eating plenty but I am not working out like at home. I don't care though because what we give we will get blessings for. I cant ever complain because I look at my life and how blessed I am. I have seen so many people in the streets and that will probably stay and die there also.

I was at a house of an investigator the other day and after we were done eating (I found a piece of raw meat in my soup. Still see through too!) we went into a different room to have a lesson. During the lesson His girlfriend/wife was hitting his little girls. I sat there for a little bit to see if it would stop but it never did. She was yelling TU ES BASURA (you are trash in Spanish). I stopped the lesson and asked the man if he was going to do something about it or if I had to. He looked at me blankly and I told him that she was beating your little girl, your daughter and that it is not right. After it all stopped he talked about how he wants to leave her and that he has tried to stop it a lot before but she doesn't get it. if he leaves her then she will be homeless. life's a b!%$#.... I hope everything works out. Next time something like that happens I am going to do more and take care of the problem myself. What will life turn into if we aren't willing to speak up.

I love it out here. There are a lot of things I want to do with my life but I would have to say that this is a good start. I want to have a career of serving other people and my country... Im going to need God on my side. If there is a higher being and he put us here than there is a reason for it... there is more to it. Lets make sure that people can get to that next step. Lets do the humane things so that we can become Gods. If you never learn how to be humane than you will never know how to rule the humane as a God. There is always more that we can do, learn, and become. Life never stops moving and changing. CHANGE is Not impossible.
Love yall tons.
Elder Cooley

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Offered a wife twice....

Hey fam. how goes life? how yall makin out? I had a good week this week. Its just the same old same old. The days get faster and faster and Its harder to remember all that we did... I gues thats why we have paper work right?
So we got a baptismal date set for our investigator! he is planning on being baptised on the 31st of january. I have always wondered what it would be like learning of these things at an older age and actually remembering your baptism. its sad... I dont remember mine. All I remember is mooning my mom later that night haha.
So our friend with the drinking problem isnt doing to good... The struggle is real. He hasnt stopped drinking and there is a lot of rough things going on in his life. I know that it is his fault having these hard things in his life and he knows it too. (there are no doors to misery and hell... we build our own to get there; one brick at a time.) It just proves how important your desires are. I was getting pretty frustrated at it because Its didnt seem like he was trying and doing his part; but I know that it is easier SAID than DONE. He knows he has a problem... and there is only so much that I can do to help him... and im not going to stop doing them either. I wont give up on him.
Thats the thing about quiting and quiting on people... You never get to see the end product. (most of lifes greatest failures are done by people who never realized how close they actually were to success.) never give up.
I have been offered a wife twice on my mission so far. haha. Once from this girls dad saying i could come back after my mission and marry his daughter. He was trying to convice me that she was a good cook and that she speaks spanish too haha; and another from a different family but this time from the mom...
How is Austin Carter doing? tell him that i miss him and hope he is doing good.
Some of my favorite scriptures in the bible
Psalms 91
Matthew 6:25-end of chapter
Ecclesiastes 10: 2-14
Exodus 15:3
There are so many that i cant choose. The bible is awesome!
I dont know what more to say... life is good. Love ya fam!
-Elder Cooley