Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,
As the Holiday Season approaches, we extend to each of you our love and gratitude for all the love, prayers and support you continue to give to each of our Missionaries. Please accept our wishes for a wonderful Christmas season with our love and thanks!
“This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and speak it again. Christmas is a celebration, and there is no celebration that compares with the realization of its true meaning – with the sudden stirring of the heart that has extended itself unselfishly in the things that matter most. ”
President Howard W. Hunter
This Christmas season may we remember that Christmas means more than packages, boxes and bows. May the true meaning of Christmas reside in our hearts and change us.