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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

62. Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro

15 September 2014

Hello friends and family,

Man, I get blown away at how fast the weeks are beginning to pass. I'm sitting here again in awe that an entire week passed by since the last time I sat down to write ya´ll. I hope you all had a great week! On another note, it's been fun to slowly change my weekly email addresses of my friends who are leaving for missions.  QP [almost two months in Honduras] and Parker today [left for Mexico]! I'm so excited for all of them! 

This week was pretty good... we ran into some difficulties with X this week, which seems to be an reoccurring pattern with the people that we teach. We helped her recognize that she really did recieve and an answer through the Spirit that these things are true, and she truly believes that they are, but shes having a hard time leaving the church she currently attends. A church that really helped her change her life. It's hard to work with people who have had such spiritual experiences in other places, but we are working with her. We acknowledged that she really did have a true life changing experience with that church and pastor, that it was all in preparation to hear and accept the message of the restoration of the Church of Christ. She really is feeling 50 50 and doesn't want to have to leave the church that has brought her so much happiness over the past two years. We invited her to read Enos, someone else who was desperate for guidance from God and was stubborn in receiving such an answer. She read and prayed and on Sunday had changed ger mind to attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with us, but her Pastor called her and needed her help with some assignment in church, so she went there... We´ll keep working with her, pray that she can make the right choice and following the answer that she has received.

Other than that, life is pretty swell here. The heat is on its way back, I'm starting to feel scorched again at the end of the day, the mosquitoes are swarming, but we are fighting back! 

I love all of you guys so much! Have a great week!

Elder Siebers

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