It was a year ago today that Pete Whiting and I left Bogota, flying home early from an operational review in the South America Northwest area. We had learned the evening prior that many countries, including the United States, were imposing travel restrictions and some were beginning to close their borders. As we scrambled to arrange flights, I don’t think either one of us had any idea what the next 12 months would bring.
This past year has been unlike any other. We have experienced great trials and suffering but have also seen many amazing miracles. My faith has been strengthened as I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life, the lives of my family, and in His work.
I am grateful to you and your teams for your focus and devotion during this time. You have delivered technology with the help of the Lord that has not only kept the work moving forward but has helped accelerate it in incredible ways. Your work has contributed to miracles in the lives of many. I look forward to the next year and beyond as we build upon the amazing things that we have learned through this experience.
During this coming week, I encourage you to take time to write down those things that you have learned and identify ways that you can sustain and build on them. President Nelson invited us to “do better and be better”. We do this as we continually improve ourselves, our work, and our solutions. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you for all that you do!