Monday, April 9, 2012

Baptisms are Spiritually Uplifting in Phoenix, Arizona

Hello Family and Friends,

How is everyone doing? Well, I had a wonderful week here in Phoenix - sharing the gospel and helping Heavenly Father's children come unto Christ.  Time is flying it is already April and it is starting to get hot, a few days this week it went into the 90's.  I am drinking lots of water so I do not get dehydrated.  Robie got baptized on Saturday.  The spirit was so strong.  She was so excited to make her covenants with our Heavenly Father and get baptized.  I was so honored to baptize her and see her start her new life as a follower of Jesus Christ.  I was so happy.  I baptized her on the first try, she was lighter than Peter and her legs did not come up.  It was a wonderful feeling to see her so happy and pure as she came out of the water. Rebecca and a new investigator Sandy came to the baptism and had a great time.  After the baptism, we asked Sandy how she liked it and she was very happy.  We set a date with her for may 5 and she accepted to be baptized.  Easter Sunday was an awesome day.  Robie got confirmed and she was so happy to receive the Holy Ghost as her constant companion to comfort and guide her.  Our sacrament meeting was filled with the spirit as we had wonderful talks and musicals on Jesus Christ's atonement and his resurrection so all of us can return to live with our Heavenly Father as we follow Jesus Christ's example and live the Gospel.  We had a great dinner and lesson with Rebecca at the Saulter's home. We taught Rebecca about Jesus Christ's ministry and resurrection.  We postponed her baptism to April 21 to prepare her more for her baptism.  She keeps hearing misconceptions about the church and gets doubts about getting baptized.  We keep telling her that things she is hearing is not true and to always pray to find out the truth.  On Wednesday, we had a lesson with Moambi on being baptized by the proper authority.  It is a little hard to teach him because he knows a little English and he has to translate to his family.  Moambi and his family are from Africa.  Then we had some great lessons with Robie and Rebecca.  On Thursday, we had district meeting and lessons with Robie and Rebecca.  Then we had a wonderful lesson with Loreda on the Restoration of the Gospel.  She lives next to Shelly a recent convert.  Recent converts and investigators are great people to get referrals from because they know how the gospel blesses them and have a strong desire to share it with other.  On Friday, we had a lesson with Sandy on the Plan of Salvation.  She was a referral from Robie.  Then we had a lesson with Robie on enduring till the end after she is baptized and confirmed.   That was my amazing week here in the mission field.  Hope all is well.  I love being a servant of Jesus Christ and sharing the Gospel to Heavenly Father's children.  I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ do live.  Jesus Christ did atone for all of us and was resurrected so we can also be resurrected and live with Heavenly Father and our family for Eternity. My prayers are with you all.

Love, Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral

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