Hola Familia y Amigos,
Como estas todo? I am doing great here in Buckeye - Sharing the Gospel and helping our Heavenly Father's children Come unto Christ. The weather here in Arizona is still pretty cold in the mornings but during the day it is still nice and warm. This week is transfer week being only a 5 week transfer with the change of the MTC cutting everyone's MTC time by 1/3 so English Missionaries will be there for only 2 weeks. I am not getting transferred because I am training Elder Wilson for another transfer as part of the 12 week infield training program. This transfer there is going to be 26 new missionaries with only 4 finishing their mission so our mission will be at over 200 missionaries in the Arizona Phoenix Mission (APM), so they will be splitting areas so we might be covering only 1 ward, not sure yet. Well, it was great to hear that there will be 58 new missions opening this July with 2 new missions here in Arizona with the Scottsdale and Gilbert Missions. Our mission will be getting smaller with the increase of missionaries coming out with the age change. We are excited and anxious to hear how they are going to transition the 2 new missions. Well, I had a great week hear in Buckeye - Sharing the Gospel. We had a great lesson with Destiny, a part member wife on the Plan of Salvation and we committed her to be Baptized on March 9 and told her to pray if she should be baptized. We stopped by to visit them yesterday and see if she received an answer and she said she did. We were so excited for her and she feels this is what God wants her to do is to be baptized and make that covenant with God. We also had a great lesson with Megan on the Atonement and the Sabbath day. She has a concern about coming to church because people will judge her for being a single mother and she does not have nice clothes to wear. We beared testimony that God will bless her for keeping the Sabbath day and she will feel the Spirit as she comes to church. She did not come to church so we are going to get more fellowship from the Relief Society at lessons to help her feel more comfortable about coming to church. We had a tough day on Saturday visiting our investigators in Palo Verde area we stopped by Loly and she said she is moving to Kentucky this week. Carolyn smoked as we stopped by to visit her whenever she gets stressed out she smokes and cannot give it up because she has been smoking for over 30 years, then we stopped by to visit Marshall to see how he is doing and offer to help him but he does not want to meet with us anymore. It was hard but we cannot get discouraged as long as we are doing everything we can to help them strengthen their Faith in Christ to help them through their lives and God will continue to help them when they are ready to receive his Gospel and realize how it will bless their lives and help them prepare to return to God's kingdom. Well that was my week in the mission field. Hope everyone is doing great. I love and miss you all. I know that the church is true and Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. Take care and have a great week.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral