Santa Whispered, “Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas.”
The Star: A heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long ages ago—the shining hope of
Red: The first color of Christmas symbolizing the Savior’s sacrifice for all
Fir Tree: Evergreen—the second color of Christmas shows everlasting life. The needles point heavenward.
The Bell: Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold—signifying that all are precious in the eyes of the Lord.
The Candle: A mirror of starlight reflecting our thanks for the star of Bethlehem.
Gift Bow: Tied as we should all be tired together in bonds of goodwill forever.
Candy Cane: The shepherds’ crook used to bring lambs back into the fold—a reminder that we all are our brothers’ keeper
The Wreath: A symbol of the never-ending eternal nature of love . . . having no beginning and no end.
We hope your holiday season is a joy and that this letter finds you with peace in your heart. Let us pause in the hustle and bustle of the world and look at the lives we have touched and put aside the feeling that we have not done enough. The main thing our Savior has asked us to do while on this earth is to LOVE MUCH and DO THE BEST WE CAN. In that word, love, we find the foundation of selfless service that has the ability to touch one life that initiates a ripple that goes beyond the influence of the moment and on forever . . .
If anyone would like to get in touch with any of the kids, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goal is to wear our lives out in service to others in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. His gospel is a marvelous guide for our lives and we hope others can gain peace and joy in knowing of God’s great plan of happiness and salvation.
If you do not hear from us next year, it will be because postage is double from England and there may not be time to do cards. We plan to stay in touch via e-mail (hopefully).
Missions are Fun
Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010
A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.
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Our Mission Scriptures
Our Mission Scriptures:
"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)
" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)