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Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,

       Spring is arriving here in Orlando and we are anxiously watching for the signs of the season.  With flowers beginning to bloom, and trees looking more green, it reminds us all of the light and hope that we need to have in our own lives.  We remind the missionaries to always let their light shine, through their examples of good works and their obedience, others recognize this light, become curious, and want to know more.  Always keeping in mind the scripture in 3 Nephi 12:16,  ”Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  President Eyring has given us this counsel, “Each time you choose to try to live more like the Savior, you will have your testimony strengthened.  You will come in time to know for yourself that He is the light of the World….You will reflect to others the Light of Christ in your life.”
As we come to understand that Jesus is the Light of the World, we will increase our faith in Him and become a light to others.
We thank you all for your love and prayers,
President and Sister Berry

Jan25'14 (15)-001Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,

       The scripture from D&C 88:73 states,  ”Behold, I will hasten my work in its time.”  With the hastening of the work, the gates have been opened and we have entered through to the world of technology.  Each of our missionaries have recieved intense training and has been given an iPad Mini to use in their Internet Proselyting work.  This new tool with not replace the day to day missionary work and the contacting they will continue to make with those people who are searching for the Gospel!  This new tool with allow them to search and find, recieve referals from throughout the missions of the world, and make contact with those who have been searching for the gospel through the internet. This new tool requires strict obedience from our missionaries as they press forward with the work, but will allow them to reach far beyond the borders of our mission alone.  We have already seen and experienced miracles in the lives we have touched through this new process  This truely is the Lord’s way of hastening his work at this time!  We here in the Florida Orlando Mission are thrilled to be a part of this new technology and to make use of this wonderful new way to hasten the Lord’s work.
                              We apprecitate your love, support and prayers,
                                         President and Sister Berry
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Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,

            As we approach the New Year we do so with great faith, hope, and love for those who are currently serving here in the Mission and the many more Missionaries that will join us in the coming year!  This is a season to be strong.  It is a time to move forward without hesitation, knowing well the meaning the breadth and the importance of our mission.  It is a time to do what is right regardless of the consequences that might follow.  It is a time to be found keeping the commandments.  It is a season to reach out with kindness and love to those in distress and to those who are wandering in darkness and pain. It is a time to be considerate and good, decent and courteous toward one another in all of our relationships, in other words, to become more Christlike.
           We pray that each of our missionaries and each of you as friends and family will take the opportunity in the New Year to rededicate yourself to living the Gospel more fully and sharing it with others on a daily basis through your testimony and by your example!
            May each of you and your families be blessed abundantly through out the coming year.
                                 Our Love,
                           President and Sister Berry

Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,

          We extend to each of you our warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! May we continue to count our blessings everyday, be more faithful, extend our hand in friendship, and center our lives around our Savior and what he would have us accomplish.
      A CHRISTMAS PRAYER
Loving father, help us Remember
the birth of Jesus, that we
may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds and
the worship of the wise men.
Close the door of hate and open the
door to love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing
which Christ brings, and teach us to
be merry; with clear hearts.
May the Christmas morning
make us happy to be Thy children and
the Christmas evening bring us
to our beds with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake.
Amen!
              Robert Louis Stevenson
Our love to each of you as you celebrate the birth of our Savior.  May you find joy, peace, and contentment during this busy season, keeping in mind that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!  Glad tidings to all of our Friends and Dear Families!
                                          With Our Love,
                                      President and Sister Berry

Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,

          As we approach November and the Season of Thanksgiving, it is with gratitude for each of the Elders and Sisters who serve here in our Mission.  We appreciate their obedience and their willingness to serve everyday with all their heart, might, mind and strength (D C 4:2). They serve with an eye single to the glory of God, lifting the people they meet and teach to a higher ground and a better way. Our Missionaries bless the lives of others in countless ways each and every day.  They extend the opportunity to everyone to come unto Christ, and to feel the joy that can be theirs as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Sometimes it is easy to miss the wonderful blessings that surround us, but as we live with the spirit of Thanksgiving we will be able to see how the Lord has blessed us. What a blessing it is to serve with these Sisters and Elders, to watch them learn and grow in the gospel and to share this knowledge with others.
                We extend to each of you our gratitude for your continual love, support and prayers and pray the Lords choicest blessings upon each of you and your families.
                                          Happy Thanksgiving,
                                    President and Sister Berry

Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,

            Each of our faithful full time Missionaries rises early every morning and dresses for the day, and places on the right side of his or her shirt or dress a very special badge.  This badge states their name and that of our Savior, Jesus Christ, linking their name with his. They wear this badge with honor and know the sacred privilege that goes with being an emissary and a disciple of Christ.  We ask them to be obedient, a good example and that the people who they meet associate their name with that of the Saviors in a positive light. I often quote, “People may not know Christ but because they know you, they will want to know Christ.” We challenge them to be obedient and a Christlike Missionary, not just do Missionary things.  There is nothing more important than the example they share to those who see them, get to know them and associate their name with that of our Savior.
            We pray for each of our faithful missionaries, that they will continue to find joy in their service as a true disciple of Christ. We appreciate their willingness and their devotion to the work and know that our Father in Heaven watches over each of us serving in the Florida Orlando Mission.
                                   Our love and thanks to all of you,
                                               President and Sister Berry