Dear Hermana Angell,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wow, words can’t express the Love I have for you! I am so proud to call you my daughter. Heavenly Father sure has blessed me with a righteous posterity starting with you. I have so many fond memories of you and christmas time. What great traditions and experiences we have had over the years. This will be the first and only time not spending Christmas with you while you are out serving the Lord. And that is perfectly OK with me because you are on the Lord’s errand.
As I have been pondering for a while what to send you for a christmas letter, I was reminded of a document that I wrote at the end of my mission when I served in Australia. Each missionary was given the assignment by the mission president to write a letter titled “My Mission Highlights”. I feel impressed to give you a copy of my writings for you to read this Christmas. I just read it which I have not read for many many years. I always felt the words of the testimony I penned when concluding my mission was beyond my normal capabilities to write. Please enjoy these words which I wrote when I was just 21 years old. I confirm even more today that Jesus is the Christ, he lives again, and he died for all mankind so they could return back to the presence of Heavenly Father again. This I know to be true.
Finally, consider if you don't have a similar assignment from your mission president, to spend some time before you end your mission, while in the spirit, to summarize the major learning points of your mission and your testimony. You will treasure it like I do. Also, I am sending you some funny happy faces to brighten your days when times are tough. I sent them also to your Mom when she was on her mission. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful Christmas and be happy! You are loved!