Alright everybody i apologize that my last few post haven't been so good but i hope that todays post will redeem myself. First off, thank you all so much for you letters emails love support and prayers, it really means more then i can express so Thank You!! I love hearing from you and i am seriously working on replies today since i have finally found some time to get it done. So i apologize for any of you who have not recieved a reply to letters or emails. Okay so what i really wanted to do is talk a little bit about Christmas! What a marvalous time of year! I have always loved Christmas i have so many awesome memories that just make it such a wonderful time of year. Starting as a little kid and going to sleep on Christmas Eve full of anticipation, heck i still do that as a not so little kid. To waking up Christmas morning and opening presents and seeing Family members opening presents that i had picked out so carefully. Next we have one of my favorite Christmas Traditions every year we go as a family to "The Forgotten Carols" for those of you who know what i am talking about you know that it is an excellent way to invite the spirit of Christmas into you heart. For those of you who don't know about it, check it out online or email me and i will explain it. But it is one of my favorite Christmas Traditions. Next one of my favorite Christmases was the Christmas of my Senior year in High School where i had the Opportunity to sing all year round to help others feel the Spirit of Christmas. For those of you who were there with me i hope it means the same to you. We all know "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear!" I loved that Christmas so much because through the Music that we sang I felt so much closer to my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ. And That is what Christmas is all about, which is why this Christmas is right up there for Favorite Christmas Season. Why? Because everyday i get to go out on the Street or knock on somones door and try to give them the greatest gift i have ever recieved and that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although i am not at home enjoying the things that mean the most to me, family and friends. This Christmas is still so amazing!!!
I know that this church is true and what a marvolous opportunity i have to be able to share this wonderful gift with the people in Germany. I am telling each and everyone of you who reads this, that Jesus Christ came to this earth for you and for me, he loved us so much that he never made a mistake and then he took each and every one of our mistakes upon himself so that we can return to live with him and our Father in Heaven. I know that Christ loves me and knows me personally. I know that he loves each and every one of you! And I know that if you are going through a hard time you can turn to him and he will embrace you with loving arms. So remember him this Christmas, remember what he has done for you, and then go and help somone else to realize there Saviors love for them, do it by giving service, making a phone call, giving somone in need help, anything you can do will help someone realize there Saviors love, and i promise you will feel closer to him because of it. I love you all and once again thanks for you love and support. I hope to hear from all of you soon.
Elder Spencer Rogers