Costa Mesa, Ca.
January 1, 2018
Dear Family & Friends:
During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual Christmas message to the British Commonwealth.
He spoke these eloquent and immortal words*:
I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year: “Give me
a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than a light and safer than the known way.”
As we approach the New Year, I take comfort in these words, and look forward to the future with great hope, promise and anticipation for the good things to come.
I wish all of you God’s richest blessings, and I hope you have a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2018.
*Quoting from the poem “Gate of the Year” by Minnie Louise Haskins
Happy New Year! May our gracious God bless you and yours abundantly in the new year.
My best always-
Happy New Year to you and your family.
May you be blessed with continued good health and happiness and great and safe adventures.
Your devoted fan
May enjoy an abundance of God’s amazing Grace for you and your family.
Likewise, warm wishes to you and your family for a healthy & happy New Year!
Thank you for always sharing your adventures. Thank you also for your New Year’s message. I take
comfort in those words also.
All the very best to you and your family in 2018. Take care and adventure on…
Happy new year back to you and your family!
Your message is “spot on” ~~~
Warm wishes for a peaceful, healthy and happy 2018!!!
Bill, we’ve never met, but I’m a friend of Karol and Dan Hatch. Whenever you speak of another expedition, I get excited for you and pray for your safe journey. May Our Lord bless you and your precious family thru 2018.
I’ve just been “introduced” to you. Blessings and continued joy, peace, and fulfillment for the rest of this year and the future.