Elder Spencer Cooper

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Elder Spencer Cooper

Georgia Atlanta North Mission

1150 Cole Dr. SW

Lilburn, GA 30047

Monday, June 9, 2014

Good Week

This week was pretty good. We've had a hard time getting in with our progressing investigators, but we found some really cool new ones this week. Diego is doing good we were really hoping to put him on date for baptism. He still didn't get there, but he's so close. He's praying about it and I think he'll make a decision soon.

We also taught two new guys who investigated a while ago. I wasn't at that lesson we were on a split, but it went well and we're excited to start teaching them. We also found a guy named Grailyn. He's a super cool black guy we tracted into. Had a first lesson with him and he really enjoyed that said he was excited for us to come back. Then last night right before we headed in we found a new family who is going through a really hard time and we were able to set up a return appointment with them for this evening.

It's super crazy to me that I'm going home so soon. Still doesn't feel real. Again, sorry these emails aren't exciting full of stories. My excuse is honestly... I'm super tired... And I just don't like emailing. Only one more!


Elder Cooper

Friday, June 6, 2014

Good Week.....Sort of June 2, 2014

This was a weird one. Some great things happened though. Like this Wednesday was my last zone conference in the mission and that was really powerful and it was fun to see old mission friends. We went on two exchanges too with both sets of spanish elders in our zone. My spanish has actually been getting quite a bit better on my mission cause we run into hispanics so frequently. We had a church tour with our investigator Algy and he really enjoyed it. He came to church too and I think he enjoyed that as well. Him and Diego are really changing you can see how they really care about our meetings and receiving answers to their prayers.

Steve A. is pretty much dropped now too. It's too bad but we had a very bold lesson with him and he understands it's on him to find out. I still have faith and I think he still wants it though.

Other than that... it's hot not. It stormed super crazy one day. We played rugby again this week and it was super fun but I got way sunburned. Yeah I know this is a boring email... but anyway I love you all and hope the best for you.

Elder Cooper

May 27, 2014

As yesterday was memorial day, we were unable to email and so I have a bit today to send a quick one. We had some really sweet appointments set up for this last week that fell through, so that was disappointing, but the week was still good. We found some cool new investigators, and we were able to meet with some other ones who we hadn't seen in awhile. We met with Algy, who just graduated high school. He's a solid kid and he committed to come to church but with all the craziness of graduation he wasn't able to. We had a great lesson with Diego again and he is progressing really well. We may need to hand him off to the YSA ward, I'm not sure yet, but either way he is progressing really well and he came to church again on Sunday. Chris didn't come, he was out of town, but we met with him again and he's doing okay. So our investigators are moving slowly buit surely.

On Sunday we attended another church, a mega church you might call it, called Perimeter. It's massive. They do three services at the same time in seperate rooms, on with traditional hymns, one with modernized hymns (like a Christian Rock Band), and the "high school" one that supposedly has even heavier music. We went to the main one with the modern music. The arena was huge and it was really strange. What caught me by surprise was there was not a single picture of Christ in the entire building. The sermon was really a motivational speech with a couple of scriptures, but was a very good message. But I could feel such a difference. There was no pretense to change at this church. It was comfortable, easy, pleasing. The spirit was not present and there was no doctrine taught. When we went to our church later that day, I could feel the difference so strong. There was a convert of a year who got up and gave a talk in broken english (he's Chinese) and he taught more doctrine in his small ten minutes. It made me appreciate the Restored Gospel even more. I say this not to bash on other churches in any way, but I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's true church on the earth.

That's about it. Can't BELIEVE how soon I go home. Scary stuff.

Elder Cooper