Dear Family and Friends,
How are you guys doing? I am doing great here in Buckeye - Serving the Lord and helping others Come unto Christ. I had a pretty good week sharing the gospel this week to our investigators. The weather is still really nice starting to get a little hot. We had a great lesson this week with Destiny about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and going over her Baptism interview questions. She is so excited to be Baptize this Saturday and her returning active husband is going to Baptized her! We also had a great lesson with Scott on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and he is set to be Baptize on March 23. He came to our lesson with a Quad Scriptures that he brought and we were surprised to see it. I am still covering Estrella Hills and Palo Verde wards. We had a big transfer meeting with 26 new missionaries and 3 Spanish missionaries that came in a few weeks earlier. They split 12 areas to missionaries covering only one ward. It was great to see the new missionaries and hear their testimonies about how excited they are to be in the Arizona Phoenix Mission (APM) to serve our Heavenly Father and bring the Gospel to his children here in Arizona. I had to go to transfer to switch my truck and we got a brand new 2013 Toyota Corolla that handles very well and had 9 miles on it. We also had a great lesson with a former investigator Lupe on the Restoration and she has a great desire to come unto Christ. We had dinner with a recent convert Maria White and her Friend Malina that seems very interested in learning about the Gospel. She saw how the gospel changed Maria's life and wants to know more about Jesus Christ and his Gospel. We are working with the members and starting to do family mission plans where we help them Share the Gospel with their family and friends. We are starting by having them pray for someone they can share the Gospel with and we will follow-up in a week to set the next goal of what they can do to invite them to meet the missionaries, by giving them a Book of Mormon, invite them to church, or go to the Easter Pageant at the Mesa Temple. We need the members to do more missionary work because it is more effective and people are more interested and remain active with fellowship. We had a great fast and testimony meeting on Sunday with people bearing their testimonies on our Heavenly Father's plan and through our Savior and Redeemer we can return to live with him as we live his Gospel. It was so powerful to hear Maria White - a recent convert go up and bear her testimony on how she is so grateful to have the Gospel and thankful for the missionaries that taught her and never gave up through the 3 years she was investigating. It brought me great joy and peace to hear that I am truly changing people’s lives. I am so thankful for this opportunity I have to serve the Lord and all those people that I have shared the Gospel with and helped them come closer to our Savior and how he can give us spiritual strength to endure our trials and learn and grow so we can be prepared to return to God's kingdom. I know that the Gospel and Church are true and that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and want us to be happy. The gospel has been restored through Joseph Smith and we have the fullness of the earth today. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God and by reading it we can feel the spirit and help us learn more about Jesus Christ. I love being a representative of Jesus Christ and preach his Gospel to all those people that are in darkness searching for the truth. I love and miss you all. Have a great week.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral