How is everyone doing? Well for me, I had a great week here in Glendale sharing the Gospel and doing the Lord's work. Barb Davis got Baptized on Saturday and the Spirit was so strong there. She was so happy to make her covenants with God and come Closer to him. She had some of her family that came to witness her Baptism and hopefully they felt the Spirit to want to learn more about the Gospel and how it can bless their lives. I was so privilege to confirm her a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and confer her the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I am so honored to have the Priesthood from God to give others one of the greatest gifts we can receive from our Heavenly Father to guide us and protect us in this mortal life so we can stay on the right path back to our Heavenly Father. We had some great lessons this week with our investigators. We met with Raymond and had a short lesson with him reading 1 Nephi with him to help him understand the Book of Mormon and feel the Spirit that it is Words of God to help us learn more about Gospel. We also had a lesson with Dian on the Book of Mormon trying to help her know that it is true and the Gospel was Restored through Joseph Smith who translated the Book of Mormon by the Power of God. We also met with the Ledesma family and taught the 3 kids about the Plan of Salvation and committed them to be baptized. The 2 daughters Florena(9yr) and Florisa(11yr) wants to get baptized but the older brother Florensio(13yr) is not really interested in what we are teaching. We are going to try to get him to come to young men and have the young men fellowship him. This week I had a pretty cool tracting experience. We were tracting at these town houses when we knocked on a door and the guy let us in without even talking to him about why we were there. We got to know him and his family talked to them about the Gospel and how Families can be together Forever. We setup an appointment with him for Saturday, but he called us on Friday and told us he does not want us to come over anymore he going through some problems. We were so bummed, they seemed like a wonderful family that is ready to receive the Gospel and bring Eternal joy to their Family. We will try to stop by in a few weeks and check how they are doing. We had a great ward cook off on Friday night which consisted of chili, bread, and pies that were very delicious. Barb and Dian came to the cook off and had a great time meeting the members of the Ward. Sunday was a great Sabbath Day. We had a return missionary from the Glendale YSA Ward who just came back from his mission in San Rosa, California. He shared some wonderful experiences on his mission and how it helped him spiritually grow. This weekend we got Jessica Luzinia (15yr) set to be baptized on Saturday. She is so excited to be baptized and loves the young women in our ward. Her sister Georgiana cannot get baptized until she get married because she is is living with her boyfriend and they have 3 kids so we are teaching her and helping her make those step that will lead her to baptism. We are having a hard time getting in contact with the Mins Family - Vanessa, Camia, and Tashaney - we keep praying that things are okay and we can meet with them soon so they can Come unto Christ and enjoy the blessing from be baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost. Well that was my great week in the mission field helping other prepare to meet God so they can return to live with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and Families are Forever. My prayers are always with you all. Take care.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral