Aloha Ohana and Friends,
How is everyone doing? How is the weather back home? Well for me, I am doing just great here in Glendale - sharing the Gospel and helping our Heavenly Father's children receive the restored Gospel. The weather has pretty hot this week. Some days were nice because it was cloudy but it was humid. Well the work is going great in the Rose Lane Ward. Tuesday, we had zone conference, which was spiritual, a great meeting of learning, about planning better, and using the sacred time we have to serve the Lord more wisely. It is always great to always have effective activities that help us fulfill our purpose to help others Come unto Christ and receive the restored Gospel. We also learned about our monthly focus which is the Doctrine of Christ: Enduring to the End. We have to make sure our investigators understand that they must continue to live the commandments to in order to enjoy the blessing that our Heavenly Father has for us in this life and in the next. They have to continue to build their Faith by reading the scriptures, praying, coming to church to renew their covenants and learn more about our Heavenly Father's plan for us to return to live with him someday with our families. We had some great teaching with our investigators this week and set more dates for baptism. We had a great lesson with Barb on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she accepted our invitation to be baptized on September 8. She understood the importance of why Jesus Christ was baptized and why we must follow his example to enter the kingdom of God. We also met with Joanne this week and read the Book of Mormon with her and addressed her concerns. She felt the spirit and accepted to be baptized on September 28. We were so surprised with her because we thought it would be a while for her to make the commitment to be baptized. We took Vanessa and her 2 sisters Camille and Tashane to a Baptism on Saturday to witness how a baptism goes. The spirit was so great at the baptism and it made them more excited to be baptized. We are pushing back their baptism to September 1 to prepare them more. We had an awesom Sabbath Day, yesterday. We had 10 investigators come to church, compared to 1 last week. Our great planning and focusing on the Sabbath day paid off. We reminded them about church that morning and set up rides for those who did not have transportation to church. I taught the Gospel Principal Class on chapter 13 the Priesthood. I was so nervous but as I started teaching it was just like a teaching appointment just let the spirit guide you - what to say and it was a pretty easy subject to teach because I know a lot about it being a Priesthood holder helping others to receive the ordinances necessary for their salvation and giving blessings from our Heavenly Father. I am so priviledged to have the Priesthood power and authority to act in Gods name to help his children on earth. We also had a great lesson this week with the Luzinia family, we met and taught the 2 daughters Joegina and Jessica - the Restoration. It was such a great lesson and we had a great fellowship with the family to have testified of the Gospel. We are trying to get the whole family involved but the other family members are busy doing their own things. Well that was my great week in the mission field Sharing the Gospel and helping others Come unto Christ. I love being a missionary serving the Lord and helping others feel the spirit in their life that their is a Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that loves all of us and wants us to return home to live with them and our families for eternity. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that we can live forever. The Gospel has been restored through Joseph Smith and we continue to have a living prophet Thomas S. Monson that leads and guides us. The Book of Mormon is the word of God and by reading and studying it everyday we can build our Faith in Heavenly Father and his begotten son - Jesus Christ. My prayers are with you all. I love and miss you guys. Take care until next week.
Love, Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral