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First Presidency Sends Christmas Message

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Church’s highest governing body — delivered its traditional Christmas message last night to over 21,000 people at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City and to millions across the globe watching via satellite or on BYU Television.

In addition to last night’s event, the First Presidency issued a letter testifying of Jesus Christ as “the Savior and Redeemer.”

“We testify that He lives and that He loves our Heavenly Father’s children,” the letter says. “It is our sincere prayer that this knowledge will be a source of comfort and peace to one and all, and that each of us will seek His invitation to come unto Him. May the spirit of Christmas, which is the spirit of Christ, bless and sustain each of us.”

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