Dear Family and Friends,
How is everyone’s summer going? I am doing great here in Anthem - sharing our Heavenly Father’s Gospel with his children. The weather was hot this week - it was in the 100s but more humid with clouds. Over the weekend there were some thunderstorms which Saturday night and Sunday it was raining most of the day but we were inside for most of it because of studies, ward council, and church. This week was a good week in teaching investigators and finding investigators. We had a great lesson with Isaac, Sally, and their 3 kids on the Restoration, focusing on families and how the gospel can strengthen their families as they live the teaching of Christ. We gave a church tour to Ali and Jackie showing them their classes and teaching them about the sacrament to help them feel comfortable to come to church. We are struggling in trying to help our investigators come to Church so we are going to teach them the importance of the Sabbath day. We had a great lesson with a new investigator Lea that some sisters in our ward have been helping her because she got into an accident last year and is still recovering from it. We have to teach slow and simple to help her understand the principles. Strong spirit as we taught her that our Heavenly Father loves her and wants to help and guide her through prayer. She is Jewish so we have to establish God’s plan and help her understand Jesus Christ and his role in the plan. I had my first exchange of transfer with Elder Burgoyne in his area. We mostly visited members and potential investigators to setup appointments because 2 lessons fell through. I had a great spiritual District Meeting on helping my District make and keep commitments with our investigators by inviting, promise blessings, bear testimony, and always following up on commitments to see if their keeping the commitments to strengthen their Faith in Christ and repenting. It was good to witness the baptism for Rebecca which Elder Ure and Farnsworth was their investigator in our District. We were hoping to have Leslie and Beau part member family attend but something came up. There was a strong spirit there to see her get baptized by her father who is a recent convert. We had a great Sabbath day with talks by high councilmen and the first high councilmen talked about members – “Catching the Wave” in missionary work. We also gave a lesson in Elders Quorum on Elder Nelsons talk on “Catching the Wave” and how as members and missionaries work together we can help our Heavenly Father’s children come unto him and enjoy the blessing of the Gospel. Well, that was my great week here in Arizona doing the Lord’s work. I hope you all are catching the wave and following the counsel of our prophets and apostles on helping our family, friends, and neighbors to feel the spirit and joy that comes from the Gospel. I know that this Gospel is true and it was restored through Joseph Smith and we have a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson that continues to lead us back our Heavenly Father’s presence to have immortality and eternal life. I testify that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ lives and loves us all. I love and miss you all. Take care and have a great week.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral