Great Christmas message from two great athletes. Elder Gifford Nielsen is a former All-American quarterback from BYU who went on to a career with the Houston Oilers (now the Texans) of the NFL. He is now serving full time in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A New Zealand native, Valerie Adams is one of, if not the greatest female shot putter of all-time. A multi time world and Olympic champion, she is an amazing athlete.