Elder Cooper Siebers has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He will serve for 24 months in the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro mission. He enters the Provo, Utah Missionary Training Center on 10 July 2013.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

livin' off the land she is- Gilbert AZ

Thursday 22 August 2013

Scott received an email from an unfamiliar email address that simply said "Sent to you from Elder Siebers in Gilbert Arizona"

In the message was a link to THIS video.  Of course this left us with a lot more questions than answers!

Scott thanked this random person (who is actually the woman featured in the video), told her he would love to taste some of her homemade cheddar, and asked how she knew Elder Siebers.

Here is her response:

The Elders come to do service work on Thursdays. It gives them something different to do and I am able to teach them new skills that a man will use the rest of his life. They have built wooden sidewalks, driven fence posts into the ground, wired bull panels to the posts and learned how easy it is to break a PVC waterline (and how long it takes to repair it!). I love the missionaries. For some years they used my guest house for living quarters. This past Thursday I explained all about irrigation and how the Mormon pioneers built the system we still use today. They got to watch the water flow onto the acreage form the irrigation ditch. You've raised a fine son and we are so happy to have him here.

I have to admit that I loved that there is this 70 something year old woman who is "teaching them new skills that a man will use the rest of his life."

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