I hope all of you have a Christmas as merry & bright as it is here in Hawaii!
A lot of people ask us as missionaries if being away from our families during Christmastime is difficult. While the immediate answer is yes, I have found that focusing on the true meaning of Christmas is where we find true happiness.
I am so grateful that our Savior Jesus Christ was born into this world. I am grateful to know Him and grateful to serve Him. I am grateful He loves me and I am grateful He loves you. There is nothing that will ever change that.
Watch this video! https://www.mormon.org/christmas/week-4-light-your-faith
I love you all! Spend time with your family and give mine a hug if you see them! Don't forget the reason for the season!
with love and aloha,
Sister Lavaka and I had an early morning family Christmas photo shoot