Elder Spencer Cooper

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Elder Spencer Cooper

Georgia Atlanta North Mission

1150 Cole Dr. SW

Lilburn, GA 30047

Monday, October 29, 2012

Good Week October 29, 2012

This week was pretty great!

We have gotten a few new investigators this week. One guy is named Johnny and he is awesome. He is very unsure about religion but is very very interested in it. Like he says there has to be one truth out there so now we just need to let the spirit testify that this church has it. So were excited about him. We're also teaching a new family of 4 tonight. Some other missionaries were teaching them but they're in our area so we're going to teach them now so I'm really excited for them too.

We did some awesome service this week. There is a nursing house right next to our apartment that we helped out for their Fall Festival. It was a lot of fun and it was such a great opportunity to  get out and serve some others who really need help.

The weather was nice until about Friday. Then it just snapped cold. Actually I don't think it's really too bad besides the wind when we ride bikes other than that I think it's pretty nice. My companion is like freezing to death though. I'm like, "How did you survive in Utah?" But yeah so it's getting chilly.

Other than that everything is going good. The Ward here is awesome and were getting fed like every night. Hope all is well back home and thanks for those who have been writing.  It's been great to hear about how you guys are all doing. I love this work and my Savior.

Elder Spencer Cooper

Monday, October 22, 2012

Good Week October 22, 2012

This week was pretty good. Good stuff and bad stuff happened but overall it was good. Elder Packer is working really hard to become better and is a great student. I am really enjoying teaching him. We've been doing quite a bit of finding this week. We found one new investigator named James who I am really excited about. We knocked on his door and he invited us right in. He asks awesome questions and I feel like he is really searching for this gospel specifically. Like every single concern he had we addressed during the first lesson. It was great and it sounds like his wife is going to be interested too. So that was awesome... but our other investigators have been avoiding us which has been frustrating.

Oh that day we found James we were just biking along in this trailer park and we hear this sound behind us... I looked around and there's this huge Rottweiler chasing us. It was like right behind Elder Packer and we were like, "Oh holy cow!" 
Yesterday these members fed us Monte Cristo sandwiches. They were AMAZING. Like seriously delicious.

We also had a really good Sunday. The people who spoke in church talked about conversion and it was super good. Then the Stake President stood up and talked about conversion too and the importance of going to the temple. So powerful and the spirit was really really strong. I haven't been asked to speak yet but I think they'll ask soon.
But everything is going well. We're working hard and enjoying being here. Great to hear about what's going on back home. I love you guys, and I love this gospel.

Elder Cooper         
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Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15, 2012

Hey Everyone,
This was a pretty good week. I got my new companion fresh from the MTC. He's a good guy his name is Elder Packer. He wants to be really obedient and really diligent so it's cool. And we get along real well. I enjoy being a trainer too. It's stressful but I'm learning a lot and I feel like I'm being led by the spirit to teach what I need to. We've been doing a lot more contacting lately which is good but still having trouble with it. We still do less active work and that's going well. The less actives are usually really fun to teach. I don't know not only does it bring people back to the gospel but it also opens doors for new investigators sometimes. We're hoping to get a couple new investigators from less active referrals. The hard thing is getting in with our investigators right now. We have 3 investigators; one is really elect and ready but works like ALL the time so we can't get a hold of her, one isn't progressing much, and one doesn't show for lessons. So it's frustrating but we keep trying and keep working. The weather has been really nice right now. And the members are feeding us every night and taking us out to work with us so it's awesome. But I kind of know Caleb Reheis but not really.  Hope all is well.  Love this gospel. My testimony of the Atonement has really grown lately and I really love this work.
Elder Spencer Cooper

Monday, October 8, 2012

Awesome Week, October 7, 2012

This week was crazy...

First off I found out I'm training next transfer!! That's super crazy cause I just finished being trained myself. But I guess President Wolfert thinks I'm ready, or the Lord does. I'm excited though I think it will be a great learning opportunity and really help me progress as a missionary.

General conference this week was so good. Like I think it's just because I'm on the mission but it was so much more powerful than ever before. Especially Priesthood Session that just blew me away. I think my favorite talks were President Eyring's one on spiritual gifts and President Uchtdorf's on happiness. More than anything conference really strengthened my testimony of a living prophet and that he really recieves revelation for the whole church.

Other than that this week has been pretty good. My trainer Elder Wight is leaving. He's a good guy and I enjoyed serving with him.

Great to hear from you all back home and that all is going good in AZ.

God Bless,

Elder Spencer Cooper

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 Great Week

Had a really great week. Our Ward mission leader has been working hard and the work has been steadily progressing now. We had a split on Thursday night and I went out with Brother Hubbell (our ward mission leader) to teach a less active guy. The spirit was really strong and we had an awesome lesson about faith, hope, and the Atonement. While we taught that Elder Wight went to a new investigators home and taught her for the first time. He said the lesson was went super smooth and she is really prepared to hear the Gospel. Her name is Latonya. I guess she commited to baptism and said her children would be at every lesson from now on. So we're really excited about that.
The weather has cooled off and it's been really nice the last couple of weeks. Yesterday it started raining and hasn't stopped yet. I hit my 3 month mark 3 days ago! It's weird in some ways it has flown by but in others it's been slow. I think it was just slow for like the first month and then it sped up. Transfers are next week though. We predict that Elder Wight will be leaving and I'll train in Woodstock but we'll see ya never really know.
Everything is going well though. Good to hear about the Cardinals that's pretty awesome they're doing so well. Also good to hear grandma is doing better hope she continues to do well and I'll keep her in my prayers.
As for Christmas?........... hm...... well I definitely want some pumpkin cranberry muffins. But maybe a couple CDs or an electric razor or something. I want to get the Hugo soundtrack and the Spirited Away soundtrack. but whatever don't worry about it.
Love you guys and I love this work. I know I'm out here to bring people closer to Christ and I know this gospel is true.

Elder Spencer Cooper