Dear Family and Friends,
How are you all doing? How was your General Conference Weekend? Well for me I am doing great here in Glendale, Arizona - Sharing our Heavenly Father's wonderful Gospel to his children so they can have his blessings and return to live with him. The weather is really starting to get nice it was in the 90's most of the week, but this week should start getting more warm in the 80's. The nights are really cool and great when I am riding around sharing the Gospel and going to our appointments. Well the work is going pretty well. It was a tough week for us because did not have too much lessons with our investigators only 3 and none of our investigators came to watch General Conference with us at the Stake Center or in a members home. We reminded them about General Conference but something came up or they were busy. We are really going to try to set up Baptism Calenders with our investigators that we set appointments to meet with them on certain days and time, church, and set a date with them to have as a goal to prepare them to be baptized on a certain day that we pray and feel they can be ready to make their covenants with God. Baptism calenders are very effective. If they understand how it will help them progress toward baptism and receive the Holy Ghost and if we as missionaries emphasize the importance of keeping track with them what we have taught them and what they need to know to be ready to be baptized. We try to teach them all the missionary lessons before they are baptized, and anything else we feel they need to continue to learn before they become completely converted to the Gospel and continue to progress after they are baptized. General Conference was very spiritually uplifting and inspiring. It was so wonderful to hear from our prophet and church leaders and their counsel to us to keep us on the straight and narrow path towards Eternal Life. It was so exciting to hear the announcement from President Monson that young men can start their missions at 18 and young women can go when their 19. Hopefully we will have a lot more missionaries in the coming months and years to Serve the Lord and share the Gospel. We surely got a lot of spiritual nourishment with all those wonderful spiritual messages that will make us stronger and better Disciples of Christ to withstand the adversity of the world. The Armstrong Family is doing well. We had a great lesson with them on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We thought it would be fun to do an activity where we had a rope that represents the Iron rod and had the principles of the gospel along the rope: Faith, Repentence, Baptism, Holy Ghost, and Endure to the End. After they got to the end of the rope we explained all the principles along the way, they got to pick the fruit from the Tree of Life which we gave them candy as a prize. Object lessons work really well with kids cause it is fun and they pay attention better. We also did this with the Wookie Family kids and they also loved it. I loved the talks during General Conference that they gave analogies to help us understand what they are teaching better it works really well for all us to understand the Gospel more effectively. We are going to try to implement in our teaching so we are better Servants of Jesus Christ the greatest teacher, who would always teach in parables to help people understand it clearly. Georgianna is also doing great. She is getting married by Bishop on Saturday then she will be ready to be baptized on October 20. Well that was my great week in the mission field with lots of great experiences that makes being on a mission the best time of my life. Well hope everyone has a great week. You ALL are always in my prayers. Take Care!
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral