Dear Family and Friends,
How is every ones summer going? Well, I am doing great here in Anthem doing the Lord's work. This week was a bit slow due it being summer but we had some great lessons. We had a great lesson with Joni on the Gospel of Jesus Christ teaching her about Faith and how we truly repent by not doing the same sins over. Then we talked to her about Baptism and how we are baptized to receive a remission of our sins so we can return to live with God. We invited her to be baptized again and she said she has already been baptized. We had our Relief Society President, Sister Brandon come with us to meet Joni and she taught a bit on the Restoration to help her understand the Priesthood. It was such a powerfully spiritual lesson, she has great Faith to follow Christ we just need to help her understand it. Next lesson we are going to expound on the Restoration by using visual and analogies to help her understand how the true church was restored through Joseph Smith. We stopped by Micah this week and had a great conversation with him about the church and what he learned in Priesthood class. He talked about his desire to go on a mission next summer with his friend in our ward who is fellow shipping him. He understands he has to be a member for a year before he can go on his mission so we are going to help him feel ready for Baptism. He came to sacrament this Sunday which was really nice because he has not come in months since he got a job. Elder Beck and I both spoke in sacrament this Sunday. My topic was on service and it was a great privilege to reflect on my mission in serving the Lord and all the people that I have served or share the Gospel with. It was so great as I shared a few mission experiences on how I served people which I have seen their hearts soften and made them open to hear the Restored Gospel. I shared on how Jesus Christ was the Perfect Example by always serving others then Sharing the Gospel. It has been a true blessing on my mission to Represent the Lord and do his work. The greatest happiness on my mission has been when I lose myself in the work and help the people I have been called to help receive the Gospel. This week we also had some member lessons teaching them short lessons. We are starting to see the fruits working with members, a sister in our ward called us and said her neighbor wanting to learn about the Gospel, so this Sunday we going to meet her and teach her the Gospel. We have been doing alot of member visits because lots of families are on vacation. On Saturday, we tracted into this guy that welcomed us in and teach him about the Gospel. We taught him about the Restoration and answered his questions on misconceptions that he heard from others about our church. This morning we had a great zone hike up a hill by the Phoenix Temple, when we got to the top it was so wonderful to see the view of the Phoenix Valley. We had a spiritual testimony. I had my 2nd baptism interview with a 21 year old Rebecca. It is so great to go over the baptism interview questions and hear her testimony about her desire to be baptized. I had a great District Meeting this week on the Doctrine of Christ and helping my district members to always be living our purpose to invite our investigators to Baptisms and helping them to strive to be baptized by setting Baptism dates. We need to help all those we meet understand the need to be Baptized and receive the Holy Ghost so they can be on the path back to our Heavenly Father in the Celestial kingdom. As we are bold and loving the Spirit it will testify to them the truthfulness of our message that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ lives and provides this wonderful plan to return to live with them and our Families Forever. I know that this Gospel is true and it helps people Come unto Christ. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God to teach us the things that will help us Hold on to the Iron Rod to Eternal Life. Jesus Christ did the greatest Act of Service by fulfilling the Atonement so we can be saved from death and sin to be worthy to live in God's Kingdom. I love and miss you all. You are always in my prayers. Take care and have a great week.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral