“A Merry Missionary Christmas,” New Era, Dec. 1978, 25
“There’s no place like home for the holidays,” the song says, but young Latter-day Saint missionaries, now more than 26,000 strong, prove each Christmas that there’s no better place to celebrate the Lord’s birth than right where they are and no better way than by teaching His gospel.
Christmas in their fields of labor may bring Papa Noël or piñatas, mince pies or pineapples, sunshine or snow. But in whatever land they welcome Christmas Day, they all receive the warmth and joy that comes only from loving and serving the Lord and their fellowmen.
Merry Christmas, Elders and Sisters!