Thursday, November 5, 2015


Hola Familia,

Well this week has been amazing and everything has been going great.  So I would like to tell you all about some experiences that I had when Elder Acosta came to the Stake Conference in Moquegua.  So he directed the Stake Conference and it was amazing.  We had the opportunity to represent the Mission President because he could not make it and we are the Zone Leaders here.  We gave talks and it was a great experience.  Then we had the amazing chance to learn about the priesthood and the authority and power of God.  So we have the power of God and then the authority but we also need to be worthy and ready to use the priesthood.  He used an example about how if your young daughter came out to go to a party and was wearing a mini skirt and you just started yelling at her and told her to change then she would change and then when she got far enough out of your view she would pull out the mini skirt and put it back on to go to the party.  Essentially you had the authority and the power but it did no good.  Then he said if you tell her why and talk with her lovingly then she will change because she understands the worry in your heart and knows that she is a daughter of God.  Everyone the has the priesthood use it wisely and know that you can help a lot of people through it.

Second thing that I loved was a talk about the temple.  What is the temple?  A big fancy chapel or what?  It is the house of God where we do sacred ordinances.  If a family wants to become closer and have a happier life then go to the temple frequently and love it there.  It has been so interesting to listen to him talk about the house of God.  I really loved how he described his own journey there.

He was getting ready to marry his wife and she want to get married in the temple and she was like I want to take my prince and go to the castle.  That really made me think. Literally we are taking our prince/princess and going to the castle to be sealed together forever.  I can’t wait for that day to take a princess to the castle. 

Overall this week was amazing and we have seen so many miracles with finding people and helping them remember and learn the restored Gospel on this earth.  I know that we have the power and authority of God and there is no other church that has it.  Our church is the restored church of the true church of Christ.  I love it so much and I know that the Book of Mormon will help anyone in their life come to know who God and his Son are.

Les amo,

Elder Cooley


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