Aloha Family and Friends,
How are you all doing? How was your Christmas? Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends celebrating the Birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I had a great Christmas in Buckeye with many wonderful families. We first was with the Maxwells that we live with opening presents, Skype their son Braden who is serving his mission in France, then we had breakfast with the Cutler family, and opened some more presents at the Maxwells. I had a wonderful time calling home & talking with ALL my family then we had dinner with the Luciers, then the Garzas, the Andersons, and finally ended the day with the Dobbs family. It was surely a fun and busy Christmas. Well this past week was a spiritually packed week. On Wednesday we had our half mission Christmas Conference which was so wonderful with powerful talks by President Taylor on the Birth of Christ and how through his atonement we can have the greatest gift of Eternal Life. There was a strong spirit as each zone missionary did a musical selection that was so peaceful to hear and feel. Then we went to the Mesa Temple and had an opportunity to do an endowment session. It was so amazing to be in the House of the Lord to do temple work for others and refresh the covenants that we made in the Temple. It was wonderful to be there with half our mission. Then we got to cruise around the Temple grounds and see the colorful Temple lights that they have during Christmas and hear the wonderful music by the choir. We had a great lesson with 2 new investigators on Thursday with Brenda and Vernon, we gave them a church tour and taught them the Restoration of the Gospel. They seem very interested and feel it is time to learn more about Christ. We also had a great spirit with Allie on the commandments to prepare her for her baptism. She was supposed to be baptized this Saturday but she has not told her mother that she is getting baptized so she might get baptized in a few weeks. We helped her to pray and have the courage to tell her mom about her desire to be baptized. We also went with Allie and her husband Brandon who is a member to the Temple lights to show them the Temple lights, Visitors center, and the strong spirit of the Temple. She had a great time and some of her family came along. We had a wonderful Sabbath Day at church with wonderful talks on our Savior Jesus Christ and Serving others. There were great music by the ward Choirs and Primary that always brings the Spirit so strong. Well that was my wonderful Christmas week in the mission field - Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping others enjoy the blessings that come from receiving and living the Gospel and having the Holy Ghost to help them stay on the straight path towards Eternal life. I love and miss you all. You are all in my prayers.
Elder Lance Kuhi Cabral