JOY to the World! The Lord is come!
As a mission we gathered to celebrate not only the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ,
but also the fact that HE LIVES! He is the light and the life of the world.
On Friday, December 15, the mission met together at the Ossining Chapel for a devotional followed by a luncheon, provided by members of the Yorktown Stake. It was a memorable day for all. It warmed my heart to be together as a mission to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
"As we seek Christ, as we find Him, as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as companion always. We shall learn to forget ourselves. We shall turn our thoughts to the greater benefit of others."
~President Thomas S. Monson
"Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay
close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
and fit us for heaven to live with thee there."
Away in a Manger, 3rd verse
"Peace can come to all who choose to walk in the ways of the Master. His invitation is expressed in three loving words: Come, follow me."
-President Russell M. Nelson
"How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of his heaven.
No ear may hear his coming;
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him, still
The dear Christ enters in."
O Little Town of Bethlehem