Elder Spencer Cooper

Write to him at:

Elder Spencer Cooper

Georgia Atlanta North Mission

1150 Cole Dr. SW

Lilburn, GA 30047

Monday, September 24, 2012

Good Week September 24, 2012

Hey everyone,

This week has been really good. We taught a lot of lessons and had a lot of help from the members which is always good. We got a new ward missionary who is really good and super cool. He's a huge nerd like me so we get along real well. And because of the support, we haven't ridden bikes all that much. But it's starting to get really nice out. The weather definitely cools down quicker out here than in AZ. But we finally had an investigator come to church! Her name is Cheri and she's a little crazy but I've really grown to enjoy teaching her and helping her find the gospel cause she really needs it. We did a church tour with her the night before which went really well and then she and her daughter came to church the next day. I think she really enjoyed it and I can tell her faith is starting to really grow. We've been eating really well lately too recently. Our ward is really awesome and I really enjoy serving here. Elder Wight and I are getting along really well right now, too. I bet he'll get transferred in the next couple weeks though. Which is probably good he's been here a while and I think it would be good for me to serve with someone else. But anyways we did a lot of less active work this week too. Our new Ward mission Leader is really on the ball about getting us appointments and fulfilling his calling so it's really good. But I love this work and this gospel and I know it's true.

Elder Spencer Cooper

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

Hey everyone,

This week has been another strange one. We were only able to meet with one of our investigators because everyone else was flaking out on us. But we were able to do a lot of work with less actives and meet with some former investigators and convince them to take the lessons again so that's good. We also are going to start teaching this guy Jerry. His wife is a member in our ward and we went and had dinner with them on Thursday. She is Jamaican and made amazing food. But we talked to Jerry while we were there and hopefully we'll be able to get back in there and teach him too. But we're really trying to find new investigators right now. The ones we have aren't really keeping commitments so we need to find some more people who are ready to learn. Other than that we're just working hard and having a good time. Hope all is home and it was great to hear about Ryan coming home.


Elder Cooper

Monday, September 10, 2012

Weird Week Sept. 10, 2012

Hey everyone,

This week was very up and down. On one hand every single appointment we had with our investigators fell through. But we ran into a lot of people we didn't expect. We met with some great less actives and a lot of them seem really ready to come back to church. The best part of the week was definitely the Ward Party though. We had a get together with the ward and any member from the last 30 years. It was a lot of fun. They had Elder Wight and I come early to help set up and then they also had us use the grill and cook the hot dogs. The best part though was there was an investigator who came who we weren't expecting. His name is Chris and we hadn't seen him for a couple weeks. But he was like, "Aw man I've missed you guys, I've been reading the Book of Mormon and wanted to see you guys again." So we're way excited about that.

Last week our dinner calender was empty so we had to beg for food. We're really close with the Relief Society President though and she hammered down so our schedule is like super full.   But we have to cook for ourselves every once in a while. We bought these boxes of meat from this guy for super cheap though so we've been having steak, chicken and shrimp. Other than that we eat a lot of eggs and grits.

Hope all is going well at home. So crazy Ryan gets back on Thursday. Give him a good welcome home for me!

-Elder Cooper-

Monday, September 3, 2012

Crazy Week Sept 3, 2012

Hey everyone,

This week flew by, but at the same time so much happened it feels like last week was forever ago. I don't know but we've been having off and on rain the last week but nothing too major. We haven't actually used our bikes much at all this week either. Partly because my companion messed his knee and ankle up and biking is rough for him and because it's more dangerous on wet roads and we're not supposed ride in the rain I guess. Anyways it seems like this week we'll have a day that's busy and really good and then a day where there is just nothing. So it's kind of weird but I'm enjoying it. One of the coolest things happened on Friday though. We met with this guy Kevin a couple weeks back and he just doesn't really believe in God but he believes something out there but doesn't want to exercise faith to pray or read. Anyways when we left him last time he said he needed a job. So when we left we prayed that he would get a job and told him if he got one it would be God telling him he was there and mindful of him. Anyways we didn't see Kevin for a good couple weeks and then we met with him on Friday. He was like, "You know, about 7 minutes after you guys left I got a phone call telling me I'd gotten this job." It was super cool and I know our prayer was answered. Unfortunately he thinks it's just coincidence haha. But we had a great lesson with him and I hope he will recognize Heavenly Father's influence in his life. Other than that we met with a couple other investigators and just worked hard on finding new ones.

- Elder Spencer R. Cooper -