Monday, August 19, 2013


Dear Family and Friends,

How are you guys all doing?  I am doing great here in Anthem doing the Lord's work.  The weather has been pretty hot this week with a few days getting up to 110 degrees.  This week was an exciting week starting off with transfers.  My new companion is Elder Cook from Mcraft Alberta Canada.  He is a great Elder that is happy and excited to be on his mission.  Every time we visit members and investigators he always tells them how excited he is to be on his mission; which is great because he is positive and willing to do anything the Lord ask of him.  On transfer day it is great to see all the new assignments and changes in our mission.  We had 25 new missionaries join our mission and 10 great missionaries went home so now we are up to 223 missionaries in our mission.  It was so great to see my former companion Elder Vaoga at transfer before he goes home to Samoa which was a few hours after transfers.  President Taylor invited him to bear his testimony and it was so great to hear a powerful departing testimony at transfers because usually all the departing missionaries leave on Tuesday.  He was so sad to be leaving and it brought realization that I have to give it all I got before my time as a missionary ends.  We had a great youth activity for the young men and young women on Wednesday which we helped out on.  We had Ali, Ema, and another non-member friend that came and they had a great time.  We were trying to help the youth do some spiritual games such as putting the Articles of Faith in order and name that the hymn so they could win talents instead of playing the worldly games such as basketball or mini golf which they just receive treats.  Afterwards they were divided into 3 different kingdoms of glories based on how much talents they had.  We also had some great lessons with our investigators this week.  We met with Lea - 3 times this week and taught her about the Plan of Salvation.  She understood it really well and is so grateful to know God's plan for us.  She is prepared to receive the Gospel but has some health issues that would make it hard for her to come to church because she is still recovering from her car accident and she is very sensitive to noise and light.  We are going to talk to President Taylor and see what we can do to help her progress in the Gospel and Come unto Christ.  We also had a great lesson with Joni this week on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  She is doing great but she also has some difficulties coming to church but she could make it with some assistance from ward members; so we will discuss it in ward council meeting and some members are going to help out.  We had a short lesson with a part member family Beau the husband has been less active and Leslie wants to come to church.  They committed to come to church this week so hopefully they come.  We finally got a great older couple the Seagettis to make calls and set up dinners for us, which has been going really well ever since Elder Cooks been here we had a dinner everyday.  It is great to eat with members and help strengthen their Faith to do missionary work plus we eat delicious food.  We had a great Sabbath Day by hearing a talk from a return missionary that served his misson in Georgia - Spanish speaking.  My district just got even younger with 3 new missionaries With Elder Cook, Burton, and Searle who just started their missions.  I had a great District Meeting teaching about how to begin teaching investigators for the first time by getting to know their religious background and establishing expectations to teach to their needs.  That was my great week here in the APM doing the Lord's work.  I testify this Gospel is true and by living the Gospel we can return to live with our Heavenly Father and families can be together forever.  The Gospel has been restored through Joseph Smith and continually guided by President Thomas S. Monson who is God's servant today.  I love and miss you guys.  Take care and have a great week. 

Love Always,
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral

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