July 2015-July 2018

July 2015-July 2018

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Last Letter.....

Elder Coletti's last letter 7/23/17:

It's been 2 years.  2 years of sacrifice.  2 years of happiness.  2 years of life changing events.  2 years of new friends.  2 years that will never be forgotten.  I have loved my mission more than words can explain.  I have seen the Gospel of Jesus Christ change people's lives.  I have seen the Gospel of Jesus Christ change my family's life.  It's true how when you truly forget yourself.  Forget who you were, and put yourself to work, to service, you come back a changed person.  You come back who God wants you to be.  The mission has given me a new perspective on life.  It has transformed me.  I truly know who Jesus Christ is.  I truly know the power of his Atonement is my life.  He is my Savior and He is yours as well.  All of the struggles that we face in life.  All of the trials and challenges.  All the blood, sweat, and tears.  None of that compares to what our Savior atoned for.  He has done it all.  He has saved us.  So choose to be happy!  Choose the right.  Choose Christ.  As we choose this day to follow Christ, we are choosing happiness.  We are literally going to receive blessings.  Not only for ourselves, but for our family and friends around us.  For the random people next to us.  As we accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ and choose to apply it today, we will have the light of Christ with us.  And everybody will feel the love He has for us.  The world will be a happier place, and we can all be saved together.

I love you all.  I am so grateful for having the opportunity to know every single one of you.  You truly have made me a better person.  You have brought joy into my life.  Thank you for sticking around for these 2 years.  I am so excited to see everyone!  Below is some information about my Homecoming: 

Save the dates:
1: Elder Coletti (Joey) is finishing serving his mission in Taipei Taiwan! Elder Coletti (Casey) is preparing to leave for his mission in Cambodia Phnom Pehn.! We will be having a combined Homecoming and Farewell for these two brothers on Sunday Aug. 13 at our church at 11:00 am. The address for the chapel is 10860 S. 3200 W. South Jordan, UT. It's not the church by the round about, it's the one just North of that. 

2: On SATURDAY NIGHT- Aug. 12th (6-9 pm) we're having an open house at our home. The address is 3032 W. Harper Peak Court (11335 S.) South Jordan, UT. Feel free to stop by, enjoy some yummy food and say WELCOME HOME or GOODBYE

I also want to specifically thank my family.  I cannot express my love for the three of them.  You have brought so much happiness throughout my life.  It's crazy to think how we haven't see each other for these 2 years, and yet I feel like our relationship is so strong right now.  I feel so much closer to the three of you right now than I did before my mission.  Isn't that weird?! No matter how far we are from each other, as long as Jesus Christ is the center, the family will be blessed.  "Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ" (The Family: A Proclamation to the World).  I testify that I know this is true.  I know that Jesus Christ has played a significant role in my family's life.   

 Love you, Elder Coletti

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wu Hui Yu!

Elder Coletti's Letter 7/16//17:

We had a baptism this week!  Her name is 吳惠玉 (Wu Hui Yu).  Her husband is our ward's Elders Quorum President.  He was baptized 2 years ago.  They met at church in 2014.  Sister Wu's time finally came.  She found out she is pregnant with their 1st child and has been thinking a lot about families.  She also saw how much her husband has changed since he joined the church.  She felt like she wanted to join the church so that she could raise her family in the church.  Sister Wu is incredible and she is a truth seeker.  I'm so happy she came at this time!;)

I am honestly so content with my mission right now.  I am so happy with everything that has happened throughout my mission.  It could not have been written any better. I've witnessed God's hand in every detail throughout my mission.  From all the people I met, all the missionaries I served with, all the places I went, etc. God was there.  My mission has changed me in so many ways.  I am just so grateful.  So, so grateful for all the blessings God has given to me, my family, and everyone else.  He is so good!

Love you
Elder Coletti

Monday, July 3, 2017

Self Reliance

Elder Coletti's Letter 7/2/17:

Self Reliance.  Before the mission, that is something that I didn't know existed! I would just rely on my parents for everything.  I would rely on other people to make things happen.  As I have been on my mission, I have realized the important of relying on yourself.  And when I say relying on yourself, that does not mean disregarding help from God.  It means doing everything that you can, and then asking God to make up the difference.  For example, when I first started my mission, I couldn't do much.  I couldn't speak the language, I didn't know how to teach, I didn't know how to get to places on my own, etc. It was during this time that I had to rely on the Lord quite a bit.  But as I have been here these 2 years, I have learned a lot.  I have learned the language, how to teach the gospel, and how to live on my own.  In doing so, I have learn to rely on myself, not on God as much , to do these things.  That is why we are here on earth.  We are here to learn how to rely on ourselves.  Learn how to make things happen.  If we go our whole life not learning how to do so, then we aren't getting the point of God sending us here on earth.  We are here to learn.  We are here to become like God.  And through time and experience, we do not need God as much as we did the day before.  However, that does not mean we can get complacent.  This means that we need to stretch ourselves every single day.  Put ourselves in a situation that we NEED to rely on God.  We need to become comfortable in our discomfort.  And when we are no longer comfortable, that is when we should rely on God.  Become Self Reliant.  Learn as much as you can.  Learn how to do things yourself.  You need to give all you can.  Meet God halfway, and then God will do the rest.

I went to the Taipei Recent Convert and Investigator Fireside yesterday, and I was overwhelmed with love.  Love for the people.  Love for God.  Seeing so many familiar faces, and how they have changed through Jesus Christ.  It is amazing to see how much God loves us.  He really does want us to be happy.  He has given us so much in life.  I love my Heavenly Father so much.  I am so glad to have felt of His Love.  I'm grateful to have been able to share it.  God is real.  And so is His Love.

Elder Coletti