Monday, May 6, 2013

Letter from the Mission President

Dear Brother and Sister Hill,

It was wonderful to meet Elder Hill as he arrived!  We are grateful to have him as a full-time missionary in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission.

We have traveled to the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple on the way to the mission home.  I had a personal interview with Elder Hill to get acquainted with him and to feel his spirit.  We had a heart-warming testimony in the evening.  The next morning Elder Hill met his trainer.  We select trainers that we believe are the most obedient, hard working and most skilled missionaries.  We talked of the law of obedience and how blessings come by obedience to God's commands.  Elder Hill left with a smile and with great anticipation.

Experience shows that once new missionaries become immersed in daily missionary work any feelings of homesickness dissipate and the begin to feel the warmth of the Holy Ghost.  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 Mothers Day and Christmas for 30 to 40 min. You and your missionary will be blessed now and forever by keeping him focused on his missionary purpose - to invite others to come unto Christ.

Enclosed is a picture of Elder Hill with Sister Miller and me, along with information regarding his new assignment.  Next to our own family, our most important responsibility is to love, watch over and strengthen missionaries as they serve others.  May the Lord bless you with peace that your missionary is well cared for as a true sevant of the Lord

With our love,

Wayne K. Miller

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