Elder Nicholas Berrett is currently serving in the Billings Montana mission (serving most of Montana and a good portion of Wyoming) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is excited to serve the Lord and the people of Montana and Wyoming for the next two years!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve / Nick's Birthday

A sweet lady in Nick's area reached out to me a month or so before Christmas wondering how she could serve Nick.   She suggested that I could ship any presents to her house, especially if they were free shipping, and then she would wrap them and give them to him for Christmas.  She also asked if there were any particular dishes he likes around Christmas, and she would be happy to make that.  I thought about it a bit and asked her to make him a birthday cake since his birthday is Christmas Eve.   Knowing that Christmas Eve is difficult for many, I asked that she give it to him sometime that week if it were possible.  She asked for a favorite recipe and I sent it to her.  I was beyond touched at her kindness and thoughtfulness.  Naturally he is missed all the more this time of year, but knowing he is being well taken care of and loved by others makes it so much easier for me.

Here's the letter and pictures I got back from them -


We really enjoyed having your Elders at our home for Christmas Eve.  It was fun to have them here and think of our two daughters serving spending Christmas Eve with families. Thanks for sharing them with us. We have a family tradition of a Christmas recital. I think they enjoyed listening to our Christmas music. Elder Berrett was even willing to sing for us.  I think Elder Berrett was surprised we knew it was his birthday and he was grateful to have a cake from his mom's recipes.  Thanks for letting us help celebrate his birthday and Christmas with him.  We sent  them each home with a stocking to open on Christmas morning and cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  Here are some pictures.  Love, Waite Family

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