Aloha Family and Friends,
How are you all doing? I am doing great here in Anthem - Sharing the Gospel and doing the Lord's work. I had a great week with some great lessons, some new investigators that came to church, and a wonderful zone interviews. The weather has been pretty hot this week it was a little humid but starting to get back to the dry heat. To start off this week, I had exchanges with the zone leaders on Tuesday with Elder Wardle in their area of Deer Valley. It felt weird being back in the Metro City where the streets are setup like a grid/straight roads, compared to Anthem that has more curvy roads and more difficult to navigate. We mostly did visits, clean a ladies front yard, and had a great lesson with Hector on Enduring to the End and helping him realize the covenant he will make at baptism. The spirit was so strong as he testified how he knows the Gospel is true and why he wants to be baptized. Then on Wednesday we stopped by to see if Joni came home from the hospital and shared a short lesson with her on the Holy Ghost. On Thursday, we had zone interviews which was great learning from Sister Taylor and the zone leaders on the Doctrine of Christ and tightening up on Obedience. My interview with President Taylor was so spiritual as he gave me counsel and what the spirit has told me that I can do to improve and continue to work hard for the rest of my mission. On Friday, I had a great District Meeting which we watched some talks from the Work of Salvation Broadcast from July 23 and discussing how we can work with the members to help them do their missionary work and help others Come unto Christ. Then we had a great lesson with Emma on Education and work from the Strength of Youth pamphlet. We ended the night by helping a member family who is moving to Utah. On Saturday, I had a great exchange with Elder Ure in his area. We helped a non-member family move in and they appreciated our help. Then we mostly did visits and had a great lesson with Dominick on the Restoration of the Gospel. The spirit was so strong as we testified to him about how the Gospel was restored through Joseph Smith and why God brought forth another pair of scriptures which is the Book of Mormon so we can know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet called by God. He had some great questions on Priesthood and we helped him understand the need for the Restoration. On Sunday, we had an awesome Sabbath Day, we had 5 investigators that came to church. Allie, Jackie and their 3 kids came to church and had a great time. On Thursday, Sally called us and asked if we could give her daughter Janelly who is 19 a ride to church. She also had a great time at church meeting the sisters in Relief Society. We hope she tells her parents about her experience at church and they start coming. I had to go to a Stake co-ordination meeting so I only attended sacrament with our investigators but Elder Beck said they all had a great time which was very nice because we have been struggling to get people to church. Then we ended our week with a great spiritual lesson with Lea. We taught her 2 principles of the Restoration which we did it very simple and she understood how the Gospel blesses families and how God called Prophets in every dispensation. Well that was my great week here in the mission field doing the Lord's work. I know that this Gospel is true and it can bless everyone's lives and that Families can be Together Forever through our Heavenly Father's Plan. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer that fulfilled that Atonement so we can return to live in our Heavenly home. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God that was translated by Joseph Smith so we can continue know God's will for us and keep us holding on to the Iron Rod. I love and miss you all. You ALL are always in my prayers. Till next week take care and have a fantastic week.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral