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December 17, 2018

Merry Christmas from BYU-Pathway Worldwide

Turn to Christ for the strength you need to finish the semester

Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King!
Let ev’ry heart prepare him room1

As you prepare to finish the semester and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, this Christmas season, BYU-Pathway Worldwide President Clark G. Gilbert and his wife, Christine, send their love and encourage you to finish the semester strong!

President Gilbert shared in their video message below, “My father used to remind us to finish strong and study harder on our finals at the end of each semester going into the Christmas holidays knowing that, in a week or two, we would be able to pause, recover, and spend time with our family for Christmas.

Rejoice! Rejoice in the Most High,
While Israel spreads abroad
Like stars that glitter in the sky,
And ever worship God

Surely you’ve experienced sleepless nights and stressful assignments at times this semester, but there are only a few more days until you can rest and worship God with those you love.

“Remember to finish strong,” Sister Gilbert said, “knowing you will have a forthcoming season to rejuvenate with family and loved ones.”

Rejoice! You are almost there! Use your resources and your peers, especially the Master Teacher, Jesus Christ. Find strength in Him. He will help you finish the semester with strength and with confidence in the great work you have accomplished.

Watch the Gilberts’ Christmas message and rejoice with them for the end of another great semester!

  1. ^ ”Joy to the World,” Hymns, no. 201

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