Priesthood and Broken Windows

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Hello family and friends. I hope that you all had a great week. This week here in Puebla has been a really good one. I was able to go and do some interchanges with a few different missionaries this past week. I even got to go back to the first area that I trained in as a missionary and work with President. It was good and I was able to get outside of the city and back to the little towns for a little while.

My companion and I had the opportunity to be able to use the priesthood a lot this week and were able to see miracles. My testimony of the priesthood was strengthened as I was able to see the power of the priesthood. So we found some new investigators this week and they came to church with us. So during sacrament it was hard! It was hot in there and someone stole the microphone and so we could’t hear anything and there were babies crying in every part of the chapel. So there was one sister who her baby started to cry and she took him out and then came back in when he was calmed down a little and the baby is super little right… Like 1 month old and it started to cry again. But it was crying really hard like it was in pain and she took him out again and we could hear him crying like that for like 15 min and a few sisters were going out to see if she was ok and see if they could help her. Her husband was on the stand so he couldn’t really come down so we went out and we asked her if she wanted us to give her baby a blessing. It was sad because she is a brand new mom and its her first child and she was crying because she didn’t know what to do. So we went into a room and we gave the baby a blessing and she asked me to do it. We commanded whatever was making the baby be in pain to leave its body and then we ended the blessing and it stopped crying and fell asleep. It was a really cool experience and it made me think for when I will have my own kids. It was sad to see the baby like that because I put myself in the place of the mom and it made me think, but it was an experience really cool to see the power of the priesthood work as well.
So I will most likely be leaving the offices this change to go out to an area and finish my mission. I will miss it here in the offices and being with President but I’m excited to get back out and work in the field.
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So this week we were next to our house working and I had to use the bathroom so we went to the house and as we were leaving my companion kicked a soccer ball and broke the window in our apartment. So now he is buying a new window. It was pretty funny!
Congrats to everyone that graduated. I miss you all and hope that you have a great week.
Love Elder Cypers

Break In

Well this week was a good one! To start off the week we had three zone conferences in a row one each day that we went to. Each of them went really well and I was able to learn some new things and to make others better. I hope that each of the missionaries were able to as well. On Wednesday when we went to set up in the church for the Zone conference we got there and the halls looked a little dirty. Until we turned on the lights, we didn’t realize that someone had broke-in the night before and destroyed stuff and robbed whatever they could from the church. The locks were broken and they had gotten inside the bishops office. They couldn’t open the door with the computers because the door has metal inside of it but they tried and then they just left it all a mess. So that was really weird to see, but nobody was hurt and so everything is ok!

Well on Saturday my companion and I had a baptism. We baptized our investigator that we have been working with, Ceasr. So he is 82 years old and so my companion was in the font baptizing him and for his age he wasn’t able to get down far enough to be baptized. So I hadn’t planned on getting in the font but we found another pair of white pants and was able to get in with my companion and have him lay down and we baptized him together. It was a cool experience and I’m grateful that I was able to be a part of it. My companion said to me after when we left the church that the experience that we had taught him the importance of baptism. It made me think and I was able to learn from him as well about the importance and the way that its done. The funny thing is that the pants were like two sizes to small so they were dang tight on me. My comp had to help me to do them up. And the other thing is, I didn’t plan on getting in so I had no change of shirt so when I put my other clothes on I just got all wet.
Thats all the exciting stuff that happened this week! I hope that you all have a great week! Congrats to my bro who graduated and all the others that did so as well! I love you all!
Love Elder Cypers
PS: I forgot the camera in the apartment so there will be no fotos today, so Ill make sure there are extra next week!

Mother’s Day 2017

 

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Well to start off I just want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women that have helped me throughout my life. I especially want to take the time and tell my mom how grateful I am for her. I love you mom!

Well this week was a good one. We spent some of the week planning for the Zone conferences that we have coming up this week. Elder Navas and I came up with our plan and I think its going to go good. I’ll be sure to tell you for sure how it was.
We have a baptism this week and I’m excited! His name is Cesar Chiñas Juarez. He is the old man that we have been teaching. He is super funny and ready! I’ll be sure to send pictures of his baptism.
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Yesterday was awesome being able to talk to my family. I told my mom, I always get hyped to talk to my family right before I push the call button on Skype. It went really well and I’m grateful for the time I was able to talk to them!
Well I hope you all have a good week!
Love Elder Cypers

Toe-daly Hurt

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Hello everyone! I hope all is well in Utah! Everything here in Puebla is going great. This week I was able to learn a few things that will help me in the future throughout my life.

1) I learned this week that I have always cut my toenails wrong. If you remember about exactly a year ago I had to go and get an ingrown toenail taken out of my foot. Guess what happened? It happened again and it’s the worst thing that can happen. I don’t know if any of you have ever gotten a shot in your toe, but I don’t recommend it!
2) My love for the Book of Mormon has grown a lot this last week as I finished the Book of Mormon again and have studied the book more each day looking for new things that I haven’t noticed before. During my study this week I was able to learn lots of things that I hadn’t noticed before and my testimony was able to grow.
3) The last thing is that being a missionary is awesome, but at the same time its hard. This week was a little bit of an eye opener for me as my companion and I were teaching people in their homes and in the street. One thing that made me really think this week was as we were teaching people and as I listened to what they were saying as they rejected the message that we taught to them. They were so closed off that the spirit couldn’t enter into their hearts. It made me a little sad to think about those people because they don’t have any idea about what they are rejecting. So make sure you always stay true to the testimony that you have!!!
I love you all and hope that everyone has a great week! Until next Monday!
Love Elder Cypers

Puebla North Mission Life

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Hey! Well not much happened here this week in Puebla. It was a pretty average week just finding people to teach and doing some trainings for the district leaders as well as the sister training leaders.

So today my companion and I are both pretty tired because we were up super late last night doing the reports for the mission and stuff because it was the end of the month. It always takes super long when we have to do that, and then we played soccer today for 2 hours with the members so now we are worn out!
So before I go I want to share a quick story about our investigator Cesar. He is 88 years old and the funniest guy. So two-weeks ago he showed up to church by himself and so we started passing by and teaching him. This Sunday we went by and took him with us to church. He really liked it. When we are with him it makes me think of where I worked before the mission. Anyways so he forgets things so we have to remind him of a few things but he is learning and doing great. So this week we went to his house and he had a big jar of coffee mix on the table, so we decided to teach the word of wisdom and at the end of the lesson (took a lot of convincing) we took his coffee mix. We went back two days later and there was another jar. He told us that it was for the people that visit him and he was drinking it. So again with a lot of convincing we got him to pour it all down the toilet, and the whole time he was doing it he just kept whispering, “But it’s just so good!” So we are working with him on the coffee thing… Keep him in your prayers.
Well I love you all! Until next week!
Love Elder Cypers

Stake Conference

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Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a great week. I had was a really good week. So to start off, I got a new companion yesterday. Elder Dominguez finished as an assistant and right now he is training a new missionary that we received. So now my new companion is named Elder Navas and he is from Honduras. He is a funny guy and we get along great. We actually arrived to the mission the same day and everything so we know  pretty good. I’m excited to work with him!

Last Monday when we went to the BYU Idaho Band Concert that they did here in Mexico. It was really good, and our investigator seemed to really like it as well. Then after we went back to the church and played soccer in the rain for about an hour. It’s a miracle that none of us got sick!

So this last Saturday and Sunday was Stake Conference here in Mexico Puebla la Estaca La Paz. It was really good. We listened to a few 70’s talk and I really enjoyed it. I was able to learn a few things that are really interesting and that I’m going to do in my life. So on Sunday in the General Session the was a 70 there, The area president of Mexico, and the temple President of Mexico City. We were truly spiritually fed. They also reorganized the Stake Presidency here in La Paz. The bishop in the ward I’m in right now was called as a counselor and the stake President was the bishop of a ward I was in about a year ago.
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We have an investigator named Alan that is progressing really well. He is the one that went with us to the concert. He called us last night and asked if we were still going to come and teach him tonight and we told him yes and then he asked if we could come by Wednesday and Thursday too. He likes learning and has a desire to change. He will be getting baptized soon so I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on that!
Well I hope you have a great week! Talk to you soon!
Love Elder Cypers