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 24, 2014

63. Itaborai, Rio de Janeiro

22 September 2014

Hello family and friends!
This week was pretty decent, I had some fun adventures while on a division ["divisions" are when two companions split for the day and pair up with a different companion] this week in the other half of Itaboraí, which including [this made me laugh, has he forgotten how to conjugate English verbs?] seeing an ostrich, getting swarmed by mosquitoes and teaching some really poor people. 

"I like Acai."

While on division, E Van W and my companion taught X. She has already received an answer that the Book of Mormon is true and we've been trying so hard to help her take the next step on faith. She's having some serious issues letting go of the church and relationships that she has grown to love in her other church. The Elders said they had a super spiritual lesson with her and she accepted to be baptized on the 27th. When Sunday came around she didn't show up, we went to pick her up, no luck and we called her several times with no success... really depressing, but we'll get a hold of her this week and find out what's going on.

In other news, an awesome family from Rio Bonito is helping some people come to church.  It started off as one lady, she brought her friend last week, and the friend brought her mom this week. We went and had an FHE there last night and we taught the restoration. They all are loving the church and expressed that they have fought depression for most of their lives. They heard many people saying [he did it again!] to find a church to help and they never found a place that relieved the pain. They both said that in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, they found peace and solace. They finally found a place that relieved them. They accepted a date for the 4th of October, we just need to help them prepare for that day now!

Life is good as for now! Just another week ahead of us, full of walking, learning and teaching!

It's Volleyball pday and rocking my comps HUGE tie!

Love you guys so much!

Elder Siebers

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