Though I am not a very consistent contributor to my own blog, I did want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. For us this has been a time to ponder the great blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the indescribable sacrifice He made for each of us. We feel so fortunate to know that He died for us, not only taking our sins upon Him but also suffering all of our hurts and sorrows so that He could comfort us. We love the Book of Mormon for it teaches these things so clearly. ( http://www.mormon.org/ ) Our family means so much to us and we have missed them, but we have been happy and busy here serving and supporting the work of the Church. We have just a few months left before returning home. We have mixed feelings, but look forward to seeing you all.