Teca

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Well this week was a good one here in Tecamachalco. The wind has been blowing like crazy all week and there are lots of roads that are just dirt so the air was full of dust and dirt all week long. I could feel it in my mouth when I would bite down.

This week was a little bit slower than it was a week ago but the work is coming along great. We are still finding people to teach and helping those that we are teaching to progress. On the 14 of July we have four baptisms so its going great here. We have a lot of help from the branch president and the relief society president as well. The branch president is super awesome. He always invites us to eat and brings a huge bag of fruit for us every Monday to eat during the week.
We found a family of five this week. They are the Romero Mendosa Familia and we listened to them and taught them the restauraci├│n and how families can be together forever. It was a really powerful lesson and they all each felt the spirit so I will keep you all updated on this family.
We had to go to Puebla this week and it’s a pretty far trip so it takes a lot of time. We had to go because my companion had a meeting for all the new missionaries so president could check up on them and see how they were doing and how they were adjusting to the mission. So every time we go to Puebla right next to the CAPU. Thats the bus station by the way, there is a place that sells things called cemitas. They are a sandwich type thing, anyways there is a place that a member owns and I was in her ward and she always gives us free food when we go to Puebla!
I also saw a scorpion this week so that was pretty cool as well.
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Well I love you all! Hope all is well!
Love Elder Cypers

Tecamachalco Puebla

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This week was such a good one here in Tecamachalco Puebla! Elder Grau and I have learned the area and have gotten to know the members and we really got to work hard this week. We have 5 baptisms coming up and each of them are progressing really great.
So this week was full of miracles. We put a baptism date this week with a nine year old girl. The coolest part of this is that we visited the mom who isn’t active in church but is member. She told us that the last time she went to church was 10 years ago and she hasn’t gone since because she doesn’t feel like she is good enough to go back. We had a lesson with her and it was really spiritual and we were able to commit her to come to church, and her daughter to be baptized. So after 10 years of not going to church she went this week and it was so cool to see her with her kids all together in church. Families are forever!!!
Also this week we were walking in the street and I saw someone that was a little far away from us sitting in a chair. I looked at her and kept on walking, then I received a clear impression from the spirit that said to me. If she doesn’t ever have to opportunity to hear the gospel, it will be your fault. Well I told my companion that we had to turn around and we went back and had a great lesson with her. She was crying and told us that it had been so long since she felt what she felt as she listened to us teach her.
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I know the church is true and it’s a blessing to be working for the Lord. I love you all and hope that you have a great week!
Love Elder Cypers

Week One in the Promise Land

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Well this area is really the promise land! ┬áThere are so many people to baptize here and that want to listen to the gospel. I’m in Tecamachalco and it’s a branch in the mission. For those of you that don’t know what a branch is, it’s like a ward but it’s too small to be a ward. There are about 35 that come each week to church. The church building is an old hospital and is really cramped inside but it’s awesome. We have been working here for one week and we will be having four baptisms in the next couple of weeks!

My new companion is doing great and we have been working really hard. He wants to learn english really bad so I’ve been teaching him as we walk in the street and a little bit during the language study we have each day. He is really good at saying that he is hungry! His feet have been hurting him a little from all of the walking so we have had to take it a little slow at times. Part of my area is literally a mountain and we have to climb up it to get to the people to teach. I’ll be sure to send pics of it next week.
This week it rained a ton and we got soaked at least three times from head to toe. My companion has been teasing me saying that all the bad stuff happens to me. I stepped in dog poop, got sunburned, sat in gum, and a puppy peed on me before we got to church! Despite all of that, I’m loving it here in Teca!
This week we will going to Puebla to listen to a Seventy that is coming to the mission to talk to us so it should be really good! I’ll let you know how it goes. I hope that you all are doing great! Talk to you soon! Love you all!
Love Elder Cypers

Tengo un hijo mio

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Hey everyone! This week was a good one. I’m going to not write a ton because I have limited time today. I left the offices today, and for the last two changes of my mission I’m going to be training a new missionary that just got here today. His name is Elder Grau and I’m super excited to work with him. He is from Colombia so thats pretty cool.
We were really busy all week. We had a meeting with President where we did all the changes in the mission with companions and areas and stuff and it went really well. Also, we had leadership council this week. (my last one) and it went really well. Then we had to call everyone to tell them their new changes and that always takes a long time.
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My new area is called Tecamachalco and it’s a branch. I’ve never been in a branch before but I’m excited because there are lot of people to baptize here. There hasn’t been missionaries here for a long time so I’m really excited. I have a goal of 15 baptisms here before I leave.
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On Saturday some members made dinner for me to tell me goodbye. It was really nice of them.
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Well I don’t have lots of time so I’ll write more next week! I love you all!!!
Elder Cypers