Dear Sister Atkinson,
This is Brother Mario E BerRios, ward mission leader at Louetta Ward.
It has been a great blessing for me to know and work with your son, Elder Atkinson. Since the first day in the mission field, I did feel the power and spiritual strength of him, who openly and very fluently spoke to me in Spanish. I was amazed at his talent and disposition to serve. Now, after this time serving in our ward with Elder Grasse, I can tell you again and again, you have done a wonderful work in raising such a powerful missionary. Thank you Sister Atkinson. Thank you to you, your husband, your children, and all those whose influences have helped to form this fine missionary.
Here, I am sending our family Christmas Greeting Card and some pictures from our Ward Christmas Program. May God bless you and yours, always. Your son is a powerful servant of the Lord.
Sincerely, Brother BerRios
This was a special Christmas treat for me! I am very grateful he took the time to share his thoughts of Nic as a missionary.
Christmas day we were able to chat with Nic. He was at a member's home waiting for extra family to arrive and have dinner. If was fun to see his smile and ask him questions without wondering if he would really answer! :) He serves in a ward with 2 other sets of sister missionaries. He and some missionaries went Christmas caroling during the beginning of the week. He had a fun dinner and gifts given him from a member on Christmas eve. He misses us, but isn't homesick! No surprise there, it is just nice to hear.
We love our missionary!