Its Christmas Eve, and we are far away from our Family and Friends, and the wonderful traditions we have made as Families, but some how we feel at Peace. We are so grateful to be here in Old Nauvoo, serving our Father in Heaven, as Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We know this is the right thing to do and the right place at this time of our life. Our family is one of the most choicest of all blessings we could have ask for. At this time we have two of our Grandson's serving mission's, one in Mexico Ciudad Obregon Mission, Elder Trevor Horlacher, and Elder Richard Miklich, serving in the Philippines Bayuio Mission. What a blessing it is to us, their grandparents. We feel so blessed. Having the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives, and knowing that Jesus is our Elder Brother, our Savior, and our Friend, and through him, after all we can do, we can return and live with him again. What a blessing. Having friends like you, who love and support us, and are examples to us and each other. Life is good, even with our world falling apart around us. We have such wonderful missionary friends around us and it feels like a Zion Community where we live, and serve each day. This Christmas we have truly had a Christ Centered Christmas because we haven't had the distractions we could have had at home with the stores and TV adds, etc. Thank you all for everything.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
We have received so many cards and letters from our ward their in St. George, we thank you for that, it really means a lot. We love to hear about you and how you are all doing. We love you all and ask our Father in Heavens most choice blessing to be yours.