Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 19, 2014

elder cooley and his area

so this is my area where i work every day man is it great or is it great! haha so yea its pretty swell.  So my first week in this new area we've met quite a few investigators hahah and so far we have lined up about 6 baptism dates all in November and December. The work is going really well i think i dont have a clue whats really going on 90% of the time but whateves thats life so a lot of things over here dont make any sense like seriously. A lot of people here are insane but a nice way to put it is the "fomba gasy" aka the way of the malagasy people. So yea you just have to laugh at it and not think about it to much or you will go mad wondering why they are the way they are. I've been pretty sick so far but thats just mission life to always be tired and sick. The rice here isnt my favorite but when you're hungry you really dont care all to much haha ps the 2600 "ari" is 1 american dollar so yea not to much hahaha nothing like being a millionair when you're only 18 right haha. I'm glad to here every things good at home but yea life goes on no matter which side of the world you're on but just remember im just about 9 hours ahead of you so yea lets just say im a head of the times hahahahaha im so so so funny ill be sending more pics keep me up on all the little things love you all
hahahahahhahahahahahhahahha so yea living here is crazy sure shocked my system thats for sure but life is good, just laugh and life is great. I found out the secret of life, so im always pretty happy now because no matter where you are, this itty bitty thing can make your world a new place. Real quick wow did i take my life back home for granted, shoot is life hard here anything you touch here is filthy and discusting the grunge and grime here is on seriously i kid you not everything. Haha wow you really dont know how the world is till you go there. I really cant believe how spoiled I was and how thoughtless I was when it came to things, but alls good now. I've learned a ton not only about church things but more about life in gen. Dang we have it good at home. We've been blessed with so so much. Don't get werid on me and keep me up dated on everything kk tell me about music and movies and how you all are at home. I love you all so so so s os os os osos oso so so so so s oso so s much hahahah im so so funny but really i do love yall so keep it real be happy and love life 

Elder Cooley

From the Balcony

Where they buy Cokes and Fanta


His new area

dirty river

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014

dang wow well where do i start so the start of the week was good had baptism dates lined up and on Friday guess what happened... well i have been emergency transfered to analamahitsy crazy yea i know so packed up and moved out that day but now im in a nice big house that is super sick love the new area to its part city with a bit of province its so mad i love it people are good i got to go to a lemur park today and wow they have got to be the coolest animals ever they are so soft and fluffy and their hands feel so so so cool but alls good i didnt get bit, so no worries.. i got hit by another car mirror today that kinda sucked but we have a swaray tonight which is like a dinner party so rice and loka for din din tonight yum the members here are get so helpful in mission work and they love to talk with us its rough out here and some days are deff better then others but all you can do is put your shoulder to the wheel and do what you can sorry for the lack of pictures these cybers kinda suck to write and send stuff out but ill try for next week
most trihumphant dudes    
dont go bogus mayn
Elder Cooley

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October 5, 2014

what is up family ill tell you whats up MADAGASCAR IS WHATS FRICKING UP ahahahhaahha yea but what ever its just super sick here super beautiful here in tana i love it the people are so amazing the foods ok kinda hard on ya but good havent spewed yet taught like 10 lessons and im so lost i can barely understand anything just a heads up im typing on a french keyboard so its kinda hard to spell things right ill send some pics soon the computer im on is kinda broke and it wont send pics sorry i  cant tell you how many times ive almost died though hahah so on the streets there arent any road rules ok so people just snake through and get like centimeters away from you ive been hit by mirrors and stuff but ive had some pretty sick matrix dodges i really love it here the only things that suck are that it is so filthy and grimy eww and there are some really mental people that are pretty strange asking for money all the time being called vazas which is like dirty french man but who cares right my comp is elder thompson who is pretty chill hes not up tight so im happy as can be i hope every ones doing good have heard any conf yet it comes to us in like 3 weeks so yea thats cool i guess but wow is it diffrent here i feel like im in a new world no other way to explain it  so so so so so much is going on but there is always some sort of music playing here in both english and gasy ps thats how they say malagasy here just so ya know i feel kinda sick but the ap elder fox who is super trill told me your always sick but the only time you are really is is when you have 2 sicknesses yea i guess thats how it is here other then the grim its not all that bad i just wish i could speak more but what eves that will come miss yall like crazy ill write more later party on family 
Elder Cooley

October 2, 2014

YAY after 10,500 miles and 51 hours of traveling Elder Cooley has arrived in MADAGASCAR!
He is serving in Ankorondrano 1 in the main city of Antananarivo and his companion is Elder Thompson!
We are so excited to here more from Elder Cooley :)
*the picture is of Elder Cooley and President and Sister Adams in Madagascar.

September 25, 2014

hey family how are things so being my last week its been filled with packing and packing and packing i cant be more excited about getting out im honestly so excited to just be in the out side world and talk to normal people ya know im going to try and talk to people in the airport and just make some friends everyone here is just ready to leave but other then that a cool thing this week is a story of two brothers so two brothers who both want a education but lack the funds to do so in which they deiced that they would flip a coin the loser would go work in the mines to pay for the others schooling. So the brother that went off to college became a famous artist he became very wealthy but only because of his brother that sacrificed his own needs to help his brother become who he wanted to be i know i butchered this story but the point is that if we sacrifice something in our lives we can greatly enhance others that really makes you think of mission work  but one thing i thought also about mission work is another story about a chief Indian who speaks of his soul being two wolves in battle one being his desires, his success and his dreams and the other wolf which is his doubts, his fears and his weakness and he is asked the question of which wolf will win and his response is "which ever one i feed" i think that that is so sick because you can relate it to anything so yea hope to hear from you soon love you family :)

September 18, 2014

Dear Family,
Wow oh how my days fly by :) I got my visa and flight plan so this is my final week in the MTC. I am so excited to go! This week we skipped people in Madagascar.  We taught this family a lesson about faith in Christ and wow it's amazing how receptive to the gospel they are, and how much they love it with all their heart! I cant wait to get out to serve. I am feeling all right about my Malagasy but who knows what will happen when I get over there. I have loved learning all about the scriptures and definitely have a bunch of favorites! 2 Nephi 32:2-3 talks all about how if  you feast upon the words of Christ the words of Christ will tell you all the things that you should do. This helps me know that if I study the scriptures I will be able to teach the people of Madagascar, and they will understand me. I am so excited to serve, I hope you are all doing  well and I will leave with a favorite quote "What we do in this life echos through eternity."

Keep life in check and don't go crazy,
Tiako Ianao'reo (i love yall),
Elder Cooley


Elder Cooley sent us some great photos of his MTC experience.A few of them are just great candid shots of him and a few other elders. Also the bunk bed situation. Con loved the bottom bunk! And lastly the welts caused by a cream that released the toxins from his body ( he is still in Provo, Utah).  These photos are so much fun for us too look at! Glad he still has his sense of humor!

August 28, 2014

hey paps your the best. so break down of the first week, drop off get my books and go to class each day, We have class for about 10 hours each day except for tuesdays sundays and p day,  but really its been kinda chill. Our teachers are Brother Sell, Brother Binghman, and Brother Aldous. On the third day Brother Aldous left and went to India swag its ok. he was kinda fruity but he was chill. I like my district and every ones really chill i have a lot of new friends.  I love learning malagasy and I can pray and some other cool stuff too :) i do like learning and playing basketball and soccer its all a lot of fun. All the rules kinda suck but the worst is the food its not that it taste to bad it just makes you feel like sick. haha yea i really miss you all but i really just want to get out of here and serve i dont hate it here as much as i say i do but i do.... just so ya know other then that nothings happened. Miss you guys like crazy, i'm loving the packs youve sent ill send a letter letting you know how trill it is :). i just need some workout shirts and p day shirts.i really miss music and lucie and ryann and mom and dad but i mean thats expected so schwing  shes a babe.
LOVE ELDER COOLEY the really board mission-airy in the mtc also im getting fat and i hate it loves ya lots peace