Hola Familia y Amigos,
Como Estas? I am doing great here in the mission field doing the Lord's work and bringing others unto Christ. It is starting to get pretty chilly here in Buckeye in the mornings it is in the high 40's then in the day it warms up to about 65. Time to bring out the sweaters to wear anytime it is below 65. Well I had a pretty good week. We got to meet some of our investigators this week and start to teach them. We had a lesson with the Hornburgers kids this week on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are ready to be baptized but wont until their moms boyfriend agrees that they can get baptized. We also had a great lesson this week with Allie Delgado on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her husband is a member and they just got married a few weeks ago. She asked a lot of good questions that we answered to help her understand our beliefs. We invited her to be baptized and she said if she knows that it is true she will be baptized. Hopefully, the next time we meet we can set a date with her to be baptized. On Friday, we had a great zone meeting, a big focus of our meeting was on finding new investigators because nothing starts in missionary work until we find people to teach. We discussed our prayer contacting where we go to members home, we offer to have a prayer with them to ask God for any blessing they need in their lives, then we ask them if they know anyone that we can have a prayer with and help them feel the spirit that comes from praying to our Heavenly Father. We are also doing the Prayer approach when we go tracting to soften their hearts and help them recognize the Spirit of Prayer. We also discussed that by next Spring we should be getting a lot more missionaries in our mission about 250, currently we have 170 missionaries. So we have to prepare for them by doing the best we can to help them be succesful missionaries. We have to tighten up on our obedience by following the mission rules, work hard, and set good examples when they come into the field. On Sunday, we had a multi stake conference with all 95 stakes in Arizona. It was a broadcast from Salt Lake where Elder Holland and Elder Erying spoke. Elder Holland gave a powerful talk on missionary work with the new changes in missionary ages and how members have to be more involved in missionary work because times are changing and more and more people are not opening their doors because of what is going on in the world and how members have to open the doors for missionaries by inviting their friends and family to learn more about the Gospel. We also had a cool experience last night where this Truck driver from Nebraska wanted to talk to some missionaries. The Bishop from our ward called us and told us to go to a truck stop to talk to him. He was going through some hard times so we talked to him and gave him some spiritual guidance and comfort. The spirit is so amazing to help us know what to say to people to help them feel our Heavenly Father's love for them. Well that was my week in the field. I love and miss you all. Take care and God bless until next week have a fantastic week.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral