Elder Spencer Cooper

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Elder Spencer Cooper

Georgia Atlanta North Mission

1150 Cole Dr. SW

Lilburn, GA 30047

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pretty Good Week

This week was pretty good. We were able to meet with that new guy Gavin who is going to University of North Georgia. He's an amazing guy. He's super polite and proper and he has a strong belief the church is true already. He told us he recognizes that our church is just different than any others. What was awesome is he told us how he had never been raised religious but had developed beliefs that he felt he already knew and when he began investigating the church it lined up exactly with what he believes. He would be ready to be baptized but the problem is that his Grandmother, who raised him, feel wary of the church. He wants her to feel better about him joining before he does. We had a special fast for her yesterday and we're confident she'll soften up.

We also met with Jennifer, a new investigator, and she is way cool. She is very straight forward and asked us a lot of questions and had done a lot of research. It was a very short but powerful meeting. We're excited to see her again though.

Other than that.... nothing much. I mean I hate not writing much but not a whole lot happened... we had Zone Conference and that was awesome. Transfers are next week so I'll know if I'm staying or going before my next email. I'm pretty sure I'll be headed to a new area.

Elder Cooper

Monday, August 19, 2013

Super Strange Week

This week was super weird. Another week where we had tons of sweet appointments set up and they all fell through. Satan really doesn't want us to succeed I've seen that a ton in this area. But it wasn't all bad there were some great things too.

The Sims, the family we found where the dad is a member, cancelled twice, and the last time said they are going out of town for two weeks. Gosh. Dangit. Then we were really looking forward to a lesson that a member had set up with their daughter in law. She called right when we got there and changed her mind that she didn't want to take the lessons. It was a bummer but I had felt the night before that we would find a family to teach for this week, so I knew the Lord needed us somewhere else. We went and tried a potential and they let us in and we left a blessing with them. The spirit was way strong and we invited them to take the lessons. They accepted so were seeing them this Saturday. What was even more awesome was when we got home, we got a phone call from some other Elders telling us one of their investigators was moving to our area for college and is basically ready for baptism. His name is Gavin and we talked to him today and are meeting with him tomorrow. Seems like an awesome guy. He's 18 and in the military.

Haha couple weird experiences too. We were knocking doors for like 5 hours straight on Wednesday and were super thirsty. I forgot water. We knocked a door and were walking away when the lady started to pull in. Elder Kilmer was busy knocking down a spider web with his Book of Mormon but it looked super weird. I asked her for water and she awkwardly said no... then Elder Kilmer came up and tried to explain that he was trying to knock down a spider web. It was really awkward and hilarious.

Today we went to Amicolila Falls with a bunch of the zone and it was super fun. I'll attach some pictures.

I know the church is true and being a missionary is the best thing in the world.
Elder Cooper

Monday, August 12, 2013

Good Week

This week was pretty good. We met a lot of new people who are interested. We probably gave away around 10 books of Mormon. Which is awesome except were only supposed to give away like 14 per month.... but when people want them what are you going to do?
The coolest thing was I went on exchange with the zone leaders and we had an awesome lesson with one of their investigators. But what was great was Elder Kilmer and Yates were in Dahlonega and visited a referral we received last Sunday. They started talking to the family about prophets and asked the son, "What are some prophets you can think of?" He said "like Elijah?" they were like yeah exactly. Then the dad was like, " Brigham Young was a prophet." They were like.... yeah... he was.... turns out the father is a member we didn't have record of, he got baptized like 20 years ago. His son was at church yesterday and Seminary this morning. So cool. Oh yeah we woke up at 5: 20 to go to Seminary. It was really fun actually and we got breakfast out of it. Nice. But anyways they also found another family were going to teach tomorrow that are pretty legit.

I've discovered something. "Southern hospitality" is not really that... true. The most hospitable people we meet are not from here they are usually from the West. We met a super nice couple this week who rescheduled twice and made us pumpkin cookies when we came back. It was awesome. They are open to listening to us and are super nice but we'll have to see how well they progress cause they are very set on their beliefs. We also talked to a Methodist campus minister who said he'd read the BoM.

That's about it though. It was good. It was way hot this week though. But the church is true.

Elder Cooper

Monday, August 5, 2013

Different Week

This week was very different for me. The beginning of the week was really tough. We had 4 or 5 appointments set up that all seemed pretty legit but none of them went through. They all cancelled. It was frustrating.

But on Thursday and Friday I had a leadership training meeting. The meeting was awesome. Heard so many things that strengthened my testimony and lifted me up. I was really pumped to get back out and work hard again.

What was also awesome is that they had me spend the night in Suwanee to conserve miles. So I got to stay the night with two super awesome missionaries and see some of my favorite families from my last area. It was great to see them again and just be in Suwanee for a bit.

Saturday was another rough day but yesterday was a lot better and I'm excited to see what we can do this week.

That's about it. Hope you all are doing good still.
Elder Cooper