Elder Spencer Cooper

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Elder Spencer Cooper

Georgia Atlanta North Mission

1150 Cole Dr. SW

Lilburn, GA 30047

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

Hey everyone,

This week has been pretty good but a little slow. Found out I'm staying in Woodstock for another transfer which is god cause I really like it here. The pictures are just kind of to show how it generally looks in the neighborhoods. I'm trying to get a picture of the First Baptist of Woodstock church. It's HUGE. But We picked up a couple new investigators and I'm hopeful for them. Cheri is a recovering drug addict and agrees with almost everything we are teaching her. I really think she wants this we just need to get her to church. We met these two kids yesterday named Tajay and Tylor who are pretty cool. We're teaching them tonight and I'm excited about that cause they seemed pretty interested. They were wearing these awesome shirts that said like Worship Jesus Christ in the Coca Cola lettering. But anyways not much else going on... Hope all is well in AZ and hope to keep hearin' from you guys!

Elder Spencer Cooper

Monday, August 20, 2012

Awesome Week, Aug. 20, 2012

This week was pretty awesome but kind of strange too. We had zone conference on Monday and a member of the quorum of the seventy came. His name was Elder Giddins and he came unexpectedly. He gave an awesome talk though. The entire conference was great though and really motivated us to try harder. The day after was actually probably one of the best days of my mission so far just because we worked hard and had some good success. On Friday we did exchanges. One of the zone leaders came down and spent the day with me in Woodstock while my companion went to a different area for the day. We worked super hard cause Elder Richardson is a workaholic and it was good. It definitely made me appreciate how cool Elder Wight is though. Anyways nothing to crazy has happened. We picked up an investigator named Kim who is super prepared and I am really excited about. The weather has been cooling down and there's been off and on thunder storms all week. It's still hot walking around but way better than AZ right now it sounds like. I'll try to take some pics this week too!

Anyways hope all is going well at home!

Elder Cooper

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

Hey everyone!

We had a baptism this week for Charles! It was so great because his parents were pretty against him being baptized but they came and stayed for sacrament meeting and I know they felt the spirit. It was great and he's super solid in the gospel.

Other than that we have just been working hard teaching and finding. It's been a little slow but not too bad and there are definitely some people who I'm excited to teach. One guy is named Kevin. Ha he has the strangest perspective on religion I've ever seen. He believes there is some higher power but doesn't know why God would put him through so much suffering. What's strange is like he can see how happy we are and he's like "I want that for me!" but is totally unwilling to do anything about it. He doesn't want to pray because he has zero faith that it will work and he just wants a sign from God. He's hilarious though and I hope we can help him find his faith.

So every Monday on P day we come to the stake center where I can play piano and basketball and my comp can just play ball. It's super fun and we get to see all the other missionaries.

Nothing too much more to say... I attached a couple pics one of my companion and one of a crazy spider we found.


Elder Cooper 

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

Hey everybody!!!!
So I finally got some pictures for you all (not y'all I'm trying to stay classy). They're all MTC pictures and just a bunch of goofy friends I made. The guy who is doing something with his toe was my companion Elder Gunnerson. Also I found out you guys are allowed to send me emails I just can't email you back so send me an email at spencer.cooper@myldsmail.net and make sure to include your address so I can write you back.
This week was pretty good. A lot of appointments fell through again. Also Laura kind of dropped us which was really sad. I know this is what she needs in her life but I think she's scared to make any sort of change right now. Hopefully down the road she'll be ready. But we have a baptism this coming week for Charles. He's been taking the discussions for like a year and just waiting to turn 18 since his parents are against him being baptized. He's super strong in the Gospel though and has a solid testimony. He plays guitar pretty well and we had a chance to jam for a bit which was fun. I've actually been able to play piano quite a bit out here. Every P-day we come to the stake center and play basketball and I usually get a good 3 hours or so of playing. But this week has been really good as far as me bonding with the members more. The members of the Woodstock ward are amazing! They are so committed to helping us with our work and feeding us and all that.
Also I don't know if I mentioned this before but Georgia, or at least Woodstock, is a forest. Like there are just trees and greenery and squirrels everywhere. Seriously I see like 10 squirrels a day.
But anyways I'll start taking more pictures of Georgia and sending them the next couple weeks. I know this gospel is true and I love the work I am doing. It's amazing what a little faith and praying can do for someone and how it can change they're lives. Hope all is well in AZ!

Elder Cooper