My Annual New Year’s Message

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.

Bill Burke

*Quoting from the poem “Gate of the Year” by Minnie Louise Haskins


8 thoughts on “My Annual New Year’s Message

  1. Bill

    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…


  2. 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.

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