Saturday, December 21, 2013

We Wish you a Merry Christmas!

As the holiday season approaches, we have pondered on how
best to greet our friends and family members and acknowledge 
this special time of the year.

We do so love to send Christmas cards to all our much loved friends
and family.  (Many I'm sure think we have disappeared these last two years
as we missed sending cards during our remodeling and moving Christmas's!)

But now here we are in Honduras.
And sending Christmas cards from Honduras is not an easy thing to do :)

San Pedro Sula East Mission - serving for three years as 
Mission President and wife to 216 young and amazing missionaries!
It is an amazing blessing and opportunity to share the message of our Savior.

So here is our virtual 
"Christmas Card"
for 2013.
Photo credit
"The Nativity Story"
2006 film
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nativity_Story

We want to share our testimony and holiday message of our Savior Jesus Christ.

We are so grateful to have this wonderful opportunity in our lives to bear testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ every day!  We hope to always carry this testimony in our hearts and remember to share it each day as we return home and continue in the

“Work of Salvation”. 

But what a blessing at this marvelous time in our lives to teach of the Savior and His sacrifice, love and atonement on our behalf each day of our lives. 











In Matthew 1:21 we read –
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.”

How grateful we are for his infinite love and atonement, for he has truly saved us from our sins.

To understand this principle more fully we ask two questions . . .

Who is Jesus Christ?
And what is faith in Jesus Christ?




The easier question perhaps refers to our faith in Jesus Christ. 

Faith in Jesus Christ is the firm conviction that He is who He says He is and that He will help us when we seek Him.  Faith in Christ means trusting in Him, remembering Him, and following His teachings.  It is a conviction that He is the Son of God, “The way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)



Which leads us to . . . Who is Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of God.  He is our Redeemer.  Each title points to the truth that Jesus Christ is the only way by which we can return to live with our Heavenly Father.  He suffered and was crucified for the sins of the world, giving each one of us two gifts -
1) Repentance, and 2) Forgiveness.  

Two remarkable gifts that are two different things and important to each of us as we make our way through our mortal experience here on earth.

Only by His mercy and grace can anyone be saved.  









Then his resurrection prepared the way for each person to overcome physical death as well.  These events are the essence of the atonement.  He therefore saves us from both physical and spiritual death.  He is very literally our Savior and Redeemer.

We love these two very sacred and different principles that describe who is our Savior Jesus Christ. 

It brings us great joy to proclaim to all that he will once again return to earth and reign in peace for a thousand years.  Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and He will be our Lord forever. 







On January 1, 2000 the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued the declaration titled
“The Living Christ”.   

It begins –

“As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice.  None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.”

Of Him the Prophet Joseph Smith also declared: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him; that he lives!” 

“For we saw him, even on the right hand of God’ and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father –

“That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:22-24).





And we like the apostles and prophets bear testimony that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God.  "He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father.  He is the light, the life and the hope of the world.  His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. 

God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son”.




We are grateful to daily share this testimony now and seek to share this gospel message each day throughout our lives.

Much love to all
And best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

President Norman Klein and Hna. Kristin Klein

2 comments:

Elder Trevor Wilson said...

Hermana Klein,

My name is Robyn Wilson and I have a son, Elder Trevor Wilson, who is on a mission in Paris, France. I am the administrator of his blog (eldertrevorwilson.blogspot.com) and I can see that you or someone from your family has visited his blog several times, which is so fun for me. He is currently an office assistant to his President and he LOVES it, so it thrills me to see how much you love your office Elders from your Thanksgiving post (I think from your other blog.) Anyway, I felt prompted to contact you I guess because of so many connections we have...you reading my son's blog, you on a mission, I also live in Utah, and I am a wedding consultant, so it's fun to see someone else in the industry. Oh and also, our good friends were recently released as the Mission President of the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission, Scott and Janis Farrell and they keep us updated on all things Honduran. It's fun to read your blog. Thanks for taking the time to write and update it even with your crazy busy life right now.

Elder Trevor Wilson said...

email: robynleannewilson@gmail.com