Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Greetings from the Caribbean! We hope that this Christmas Season finds you and yours doing well and happy with the blessings of Heaven in your homes and hearts.
Ken and I are currently serving a mission in the San Juan Puerto Rico mission for the LDS Church and have served the past year in the beautiful Islands of the Caribbean. We have learned to love these Islands and the people who live here. We have had the good fortune of serving in several different areas and have loved them all. We started out in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, then St. Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies and this letter comes to you from in St. Thomas, which is the American Virgin Islands.
We will be transferred soon to the mission office in San Juan Puerto Rico to finish our mission helping with cars and apartments. We have enjoyed our experience very much—have laughed often, cried some, and loved much. There are wonderful people all over the world and we have been fortunate enough to meet many of them. We will finish our mission sometime in May.
We have missed home, our family and our good friends but have loved helping people learn of Christ and the Joy that comes with the knowledge that great happiness and peace can come from accepting Him as our Savior. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the Earth and we can live with Him again by following His plan for us. We are so blessed.
We hope the coming year will find you all well, healthy and happy.
Elder Ken and Sister Gaye Patterson