Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kneel in Prayer

Hola Familia,

How is everyone doing this amazing week?  I am doing great.  I had one of the coolest experiences ever yesterday.  So this was awesome, we were able to teach an insane amount of lessons and visit a ton of people.  I have not been this tired on my mission before, but it was awesome.  After working so hard Sunday came along ha ha.  Sunday is the day when all you work in the week pays off; it is when people come to church.  When we got to Church (Spanish version) and there was nobody at all.  It was a national holiday and there was nobody at all in Church.  It was hard because all the work that we did throughout the entire week was for nothing.  But then I was thinking a ton during the day about everything and that night I was sitting down and I read a letter and at the end it said, “don’t forget to pray.” (Spanish version)  So I got on my knees and started pouring my heart out to God (Spanish version) to see what I need to do.  I know that he was there with me comforting me and giving me the strength that I needed and the knowledge to know that my work was not in vain.  He was there helping me and guiding me to be better, because he knows our pain and our heartache, he knows absolutely everything.  I would like to invite everyone to be able to have an experience like this to feel the love (Spanish version) that he has for us.

Well this week was great.  We were able to help a ton of people to come unto Christ (Spanish version) a little more.  Nothing too interesting happened this week but just an awesome experience.  This past year has been awesome.  Sometimes it is hard to not have too many baptisms (Spanish version) but I know that this is the work of the Lord and we need to preach repentance (Spanish version) and show how people can strengthen their faith (Spanish version).

Well family I love you all so much and I wish you all a great week.  I want to give a special shout out to JACLYN COOLEY.  I hope that you have a great birthday sister. Keep up the good work.

Les amo,
Elder Cooley


1. Favorite scriptures?         

2. Did you actually go to Trujillo for the dedication or was it just broadcast?
No it was just broadcasted to the Stake (Spanish version) Center in Ilo.

3. Is there anything special planned for your one-year anniversary?
Um I don’t know, maybe I will go out and buy some ice cream or something ha ha.

4. Do people go camping in Peru?
Nobody goes camping here ha ha.  I don’t think that it is even thought of ha ha.

5. Is your baptism still looking good for July first?
Well she did not come to Church because of the holiday so we have to postpone it for the next week.

6. Do Peruvians cook anything similar to s'mores? (We are plenty for you!)
They do not at all ha ha.  There are not graham crackers here ha ha.

7. What is your exercise regimen like in Ilo?
It is waking up at 5:30 and doing P90X and Insanity ha ha.

8. Have you had guinea pig yet?
I have not ha ha.

9. What is the nicest car that you have seen so far?
I saw a Camaro the other day but that is about it ha ha.

10. What do most people do for work in Ilo?
There are a lot of fishermen.

11. Do they eat toast?

They do not like bread in a loaf so it is super rare.  I will send pictures of a normal breakfast ha ha.

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