Monday, October 20, 2014


This has been a stressful week.  It was one of those weeks where you wake up and every day there is a long list of things you have to get done.  So it's really cool looking back on this past week, but during it... was tough...haha.

  All right so this week we got to go to Ploesti to do an exchange with our zone leaders.  It was awesome cause they are elder Brundage and elder DeGraw!  It was super cool to serve with elder DeGraw again, even if it was only for like 3 hours.  The train times are kinda ridiculous. 
"Oh trains, but I did Enjoy my time with Elder Brundage"
Basically the only time is at like 3 and it's a 5 hour train ride, so you get in at 8ish.  So Wednesday night we got into Ploesti around 8 to do our exchange.  Then Thursday after our 3 hours of studies we didnt have that much time to do that much stuff.  We had to be on the train at 3 and take the 5 hour train back to Sibiu.  Even though most of our time was spent on a train, it was still an awesome exchange.  I definitely learned a lot and I wouldn't have done it any other way.
When we got back to Sibiu, I found out something awful.... back-story.  Before we left Sibiu I got a pair of pants tailored, but didnt have time to try them on cause we had to leave for Ploesti.  Well when we got back I tried them on.... They Barely fit anymore!  They are so tight I can barely lift one of my legs a foot of the ground!  Also the lady tailored the left pant leg like 5 times tighter than the right!  It's ridiculous haha.  So of course I had to give them a test run that day I was basically waddling everywhere.... it was very uncomfortable.  Kinda random, just thought I would share. :)

This week I got possibly the best news I have heard my entire mission.  On Saturday I get a random call from the zone leaders down in Bucharesti.  They said hey elder Cooper, we got someone here that wants to talk to you.  To my surprise it was A one of the investigators I started teaching when I was there!  I thought he had left for England already.  Well he goes on to tell me that he is getting baptized in about 30 minutes!!  So not only did he not go to England but he continued to meet with the missionaries and take all the lessons and decided to get baptized.  He is an official member of the church as of yesterday!  He then went on and thanked me for sticking with him when I was there.  I'll tell ya, I was just bouncing off the walls.  If that isn't reason to have a good day I don't know what is!  I was just floating the rest of the day it felt.  So that was a super sick experience.  

To top that day of we had a sick activity.  We invited all the
members, investigators, and our English students to a movie night.  We watched Frozen!  I was in awe during and after that movie.  That should defiantly be a movie in the movie box back home, I need to see it at least 10 more times before I will be satisfied with it .  I am also in love with Elsa... so that's fun. :)

Also in this week, we got a new investigator!  He is a teenager and is in the medium English class.  He wants to meet three times a week and do 30 for 30s!  That is where we teach 30 minutes of English and then 30 minutes about the gospel.  He is one of the most open, honest, and prepared people I have talked to here.  I am super excited to see where he will go.
Alright so one of the most stressful parts of the week was because of a unique assignment I got.  A couple weeks ago, elder N was here in Sibiu.  They are the senior couple who run the office.  Well when he was here he saw me and he asked me if I could help him out with something.  So of course I said sure.  Well he wanted me to audit the Sibiu branch.... haha so he sent me the instructions and I have been studying the packet as much as I could.  So this past Sunday that is what I did.  I audited the branch.  It was a cool experience but I am glad it is almost over haha.  The church is very good at taking care and making sure the money is getting used the right way I'll just say that.  Hopefully we wont run into any problems.  So ya that was yesterday :)

I am excited for just a normal week here in Sibiu with normal stuff to do.  We are gonna finish this transfer off right.  That's right, it's almost that time again!  Crazy how fast time goes.  Thanks for all the support and prayers in my behalf.  It sure makes it a bit easier to get stuff done and stay focused!  Love you all so much!  Hope you all have a great week!

The Cooper #2

Ps: We are still working on getting all the sessions watched over here.  If you haven't, listened to elder M Russell Ballard's talk the first talk in the Sunday afternoon session.  Stay in the boat you should!!! 

                                  Just working.  That is always a way to feel good!

"Oh you know, just Duck flavor Ramen"

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