Saturday, August 13, 2011

Letter from the Mission President

Dear Brother and Sister Christensen,
     It was wonderful to meet Elder Christensen as he arrived!  We are grateful to have him as a full-time missionary in the New Mexico Farmington Mission.

     I had a personal interview with Elder Christensen to get acquainted with him.  We held a heart-warming testimony meeting in the evening, I felt his spirit as he bore his testimony.  The next morning Elder Christensen met his trainer.  We select trainers that we believe are the most obedient, hard working and most skilled missionaries.  We talked about how blessings come by obediently working in unity.  Elder Christensen left the mission home with a big smile and great anticipation.

     Experience shows that once new missionaries become immersed in daily missionary work, feelings of homesickness dissipate and they begin to feel the warmth of the Holy Ghost.  You and your missionary will be blessed as your communication with him helps him focus on his purpose to invite others to come unto Christ.  As a reminder, it is against Church policy for full-time missionaries to have visits from family members, relatives and friends except a phone call on Mother's Day and Christmas for 30 to 40 minutes.

     Enclosed is a picture of Elder Christensen and his trainer, with Sister Jones and me.  Rest assured that next to our own family, our most important responsibility is to love, watch over and strengthen our missionaries.  May the Lord bless you with the knowledge that your missionary is well cared for, as he serves the Lord.

With our love,
President and Sister Jones

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Wonderful People of New Mexico!

    (And President, believe me, Mom thanks you for writing...)