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 16, 2014

56. Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro

4 August 2014

Hey everyone, well another week as flown by here in Itaboraí. The highlight of this week were our interviews with our new President. He is a very powerful leader and influential, and our interview has expanded my vision. He helped me develop more faith within the time of 20 minutes, and I walked out of there with more desire, motivation, goals and faith to get more done with what liitle time I have being a missionary. 

We continued to work with J this week and she is coming along perfectly. She is keeping all the commitements, her faith is growing and shes making sacrifices to come to church. She came to church yesterday and we also had a Ward FHE which she attended. The sisters of the ward love her and are taking her in so lovingly! 

I sent some photos this week, we had to pick up lunch from a member who doesnt live in our area. (the area of the other elders). We had never been there and we got super lost in the middle of nowhere. But me and my companion love adventure so we just had a good time taking photos of huge animal bones

This week I also finished the New Testament which I started a few months back. Its been a privilege to really sit down for the first time in my life and study the scriptures so thoroughly. I truly enjoyed my study and learned A LOT about the life and mission of our Savior Jesus Christ. I also really enjoyed learning about the early church and the history after the death of the Savior. All comes into perspective when we understand that Christ established his church with a Prophet, Apostles, Authority and his pure gospel. Shortly after his death and the death of the apostles, the established church and wards quickly fell into all sorts of apostasy. That very church which Christ established has been restored for one final time in this dispensation and we have to privilege to be members of it. 

I love the scriptures. I have a firm testimony of them, and those that want to know where the truth lies, they can turn to them for answers. True study brings about true answers. 

I love you all, and hope you all have a great week!
Elder Siebers

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