Sooooo.... Yeah I am completely positive I am stuck in a soap opera. And I'm playing the role as "missionary 2". No but really I can't believe that this is real life. Let me tell you about my week and you can judge if I could classify as a new hit reality tv show. So this past week one of our progressing investigators went to jail. For pulling a knife on his wife. The wife is currently pregnant with a baby that she isn't 100% sure who the father is. But she came to church this pastso that's good. Another girl that we are teaching is lesbian and she got in a fistfight with her mom this past week. Her mom just got out of rehab and things have settled down a little bit. Oh. And yea after all of this... A hurricane is supposed to hit Florida this week. Yep. I can't believe my life either. But it keeps you on your toes.
But on the bright side of things we went to the temple with an (investi)gator for a temple tour. It was amazing. Our gator really enjoyed the temple and could really feel the spirt as we walked around and talked about it. As we left our gator told us "you know what.. Maybe I'll let you baptize me" and we said "why just maybe" and she said "because I really want to go inside." I now have a new appreciation for the spirit the resides in the temple.
While we're on the topic of temples... We have this awesome recent convert that has special needs and he loves minecraft. Soooo..... He created a temple in minecraft. It has been great to see the progress that he's made as we come over. I always Look forward to going over there each week to see what part of the temple he's worked on. I really enjoy teaching about the temple though minecraft who knew that minecraft would be such a great teacher. Hahaha
Another great thing that happened this week is that we had ten investigators/less actives come to church yesterday. It was awesome and also overwhelming. The ward is also pretty cool because every 5ththey have a linger longer lunch. It's pretty much a potluck lunch after church. But it was nice. It reminded me a lot about the potluck socials we would have in Kansas.
SPIDERS. So it's been a popular question from home... How big are banana spiders.... So I included one down below. And if you can't judge the size of the spider... Let's just say that the little spider next to it is just over the size of a quarter. #Arachnophobia Hahahaha. Oh and as you might of noticed the lizard counter spiked from 58 to 81... Yeah I saw like 15 lizards at the temple this last week. It was crazy. So....I guess they love to see the temple too.
Oh and that hurricane..... Yea it's pretty much dead by now which stinks. My companion and I wanted to make t-shirts that said. I survived hurricane Erica. Sooo... Yeah. That's a thing. But I guess we get more rain.... Wahoo.. Oh.... Yes so we serve in Ocala as well which is like the ghetto of my zone soooo.... We see a lot of interesting pimped out prices of trash.... Everything from old buicks to vans and trucks. So.... I included a picture down below of a sweet truck. Hahaha
Oh sweet video of the week.... Lift. If you haven't seen the music video lift..... Do it. I love it.... Just watch it. We show this video a lot to members whenever they feed us. I love the message about service and the message invites a nice spirit into the home. Soooo go check it out.
Anyways If you read this WHOLE thing then I'm proud. Wow like its a novel. This one was big. But I'd like to say thank you. Thanks for showing an interest into the life of Elder Coley. As always I absolutely love your great letters and emails. They really comfort me when I'm down. Thanks for everything!
2 Nephi 31:11-12
That awesome Mormon message, LIFT:
Lizard count: 81