Wow this week was action packed! So many things happened this week so I hope that I remember them all and can get them all on the email for you guys. First of all this week we had a Seventy come to the mission and speak to us. It was really cool and he spoke with so much power. He taught us that everything in life has a spiritual purpose behind it! That was something that really stuck out to me. Also that we can do better as humans by doing what it says in Ether and work on changing our weaknesses into our strengths. We get some perks being secretaries. We left with his wife to take her to the bank and she was driving and it was super funny. She parked in front of a bus stop and said if the cops come you guys deal with it and said just to give him a book of Mormon.
So last Tuesday we went to this guys house to teach him and it was the weirdest thing. We went and he had a powerpoint ready to more or less teach us. He was telling us that God is everywhere and doesn’t have a body and had tons of pictures of stars and universe. He also had a pet possum. It was so freaky! It makes the weirdest noises and stinks so bad. I bet that thing has like 200 tropical diseases.
I want to share a really cool experience with you. So on Sunday night, Elder Morales and Elder Perez went back to the offices and Elder Miilher and I kept working. We looked for a few people and nobody was home. We decided to try a contact that we had in our agendas and we knocked on the door and the lady answered through the window above us. We were talking to her and an old man walked past us and kept going. Well the person wasn’t interested and she shut the window. After I asked Elder Miilher, now what do we do? He didn’t know either. Well the guy that walked past us came back and said I have a question for you two. He said, “My wife died about a year and a half ago, and I turned to drinking to numb the pain, and I’ve become and alcoholic. I need your help.” We talked to him for a minute and he was sober when we were talking to him, so he invited us to come to his house. We went in and started talking to him. He was about 60 or a little older. He told us that he feels alone and he has nobody in his life right now. We taught him about the Plan of Salvation and told him that he can live with his wife again if he completes the things that God has asked of us. We invited him to be baptized and we put a date with him. Then we finished with a prayer and he said such a heartfelt amazing prayer. After I looked at him and I said, if you want to do these things you need to throw this away right now. (I pointed to a bottle of alcohol on his desk) He told us, “No please just let me finish this last one and then I promise I won’t drink every again.” We asked him what he thought God would want him to do. He told us the reason that he drinks is because he does it so that he can sleep through the night. Then Elder Miilher and I promised him in the name of Jesus Christ that if he threw it out that he would feel peace and sleep through the night and that we would come back tomorrow. He sat in silence for about 10 to 15 seconds. Then he got up took the bottle, went to the bathroom and poured it all down the toilet. The spirit was so strong and we are really excited to be working with him. I want to help this guy so much. It was a great experience!!
God lives, he still works through miracles today and he loves each one of us. I love you all!!!!
Love Elder Cypers