Hello Family and Friends,
How is everyone doing? Well I am doing great here in Phoenix sharing the gospels and helping our Heavenly Fathers children Come unto Christ. The weather is starting to get hot. It was in the high 80's for most of the week. Sunday a storm came through that made it rain and pretty cold again. Well my week started pretty good on Tuesday with a some great lessons with Robie. She is doing really great and is making a great change in her life. She is struggling a little with the Word of Wisdom but the past few days she has been doing good. We continue to help her overcome it by praying to our Heavenly Father for strength to help her through it. Then we had some great street contacts. We met this lady Susan at a bus stop that was interested in hearing about the Gospel. We went over the Restoration and she understood the importance of the Restored Gospel. We got her address which was out of our area so we referred her to the Elders in her area. Then when we were riding home we met another lady and shared a short message about the Gospel and gave her a Book of Mormon to read. She said she needed some help around her home since she in a wheelchair so we gave her our number to call us so we can help her. On Wednesday, we did some tracting where we tried our new approach where we offer to say a prayer and offer a blessing on their family. We have not got to do it yet but we got 2 return appointments so we hope they work out. We had a great experience of helping a family that moved into our apartment complex from Texas. We were heading out from lunch when we saw them unloading furniture so we offered to help and they said sure. After we helped them move some furniture we talked to the husband and he said we can stop by anytime and share a message with them. We will probably go by some time this week and check on how they are doing. It was so great to finally do a service contact every time we offered to help someone they were almost done. On Thursday, we had a great zone meeting where we did a skill training on our new approach. It felt weird at first trying this approach but it seems better than the usual way missionaries would like to share a message about Jesus Christ. Then we had a lesson with Peter Gonzales going over his Baptism interview questions. We are so excited for him because he is getting baptized on Saturday, March 24. Then we ended the night by visiting the Helser family - less active husband and non member wife and kids which we shared a message about the Gospel with them. On Friday, we had a lesson with Robie and taught her about how important it is to be honest and have hope that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ can help us through our trials in life. She always likes when we come over and strengthen her faith. Then we had Peters interview and he passed. We are so excited for him. Then we had a great Game night where there did board games with lots of desserts. Robie and a recent convert Shelly came and had a fun time. On Saturday, we went to a baptism for Andy (Elder Knobe and Burdens investigator) who is in our zone. Peter came to the baptism and really liked it. He cannot wait for his baptism this week. Then we had a lesson with Rebecca our new investigator and taught her the Plan of Salvation. She enjoyed learning about our Heavenly Fathers Plan and How our purpose in life is to be happy and prepare to return to live with him. Sunday was a great Sabbath Day - we had 3 investigators come to church Peter, Robie, and Rebecca. We had some great talks in sacrament that was really great for them. Rebecca had a wonderful first time at church and a family in the ward did a great job in fellowshipping her. Hope everything is going well with everyone. My prayers are with you all. I love being a missionary and sharing this wonderful Gospel.
Love Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral