Beloved parents and leaders, Sister Louza and me, in this Christmas occasion, wish you sincerely our votes of gratitude and happiness.
The original Christmas was the gift, the coming of the Son of God, full of grace and truth. We learn in the scriptures that the Savior would be called Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, Father of the Eternity and Prince of Peace. He was and is the gift to the mankind.
In similitude, your son or daughter is a gift for us. As a missionaries, your son or daughter is wonderful, he or she does the God’s will with willing heart; they are counselors because they help many people recuperate the confidence in a better life and they are oficial representatives of the Prince of Peace. The missionaries are for us and for the Gaucho people a true gift.
God blesses you in the new year.
Enjoy a Christ’s Christmas.
We love you and pray for you.
Pictures of half the mission that President sent to parents. The other half of mission had another conference. Jake is in the second row, 5th from the left, next to Elder Costa.
Jake is in the 2nd row from the left in the Santa hat and tie.
In December, on LDS missionaries on Facebook, you can send in pictures of your missionaries from around the world and they will post them. Mom sent this pic in and look a picture for Jake to show him that over 2000 people liked this pictures. There were also messages from around the world letting the elders know that people from everywhere are praying for them. That's awesome!