Merry Christmas! We send our love and greetings on this sacred day to each of you. It is difficult to celebrate Christmas without reflecting on the magnificent experiences we shared together as missionaries in Texas. Thank you for the many cards, letters and calls we have received this holiday season. You will never know how much we love that. We are putting the finishing touches on our 2011 family letter reviewing the events in the Crockett family this past year and will post it it here on the blog sometime next week. But we could not let this special day pass without expressing to you our love and wishes for a blessed holiday season. May the hope of Him whose birth we celebrate this day fill your hearts with confidence and love. May this Christmas be a time of forgetting self and finding time for others, just as you did so marvelously in the mission field.. Let it be a time for discarding the meaningless and for stressing eternal values. Let it be a time of peace because we have found peace in His teachings. May we each pause today and feel His presence in our lives. "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: . . .and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace"(Isaiah 9: 6). We testify that He lives!
With our deep love,
President and Sister Crockett