Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Letter from Mission President -- SAFE ARRIVAL!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Lister House, Lister Hill
LS18 5AZ

3 May 2013

 Dear Brother and Sister Monroe,

It is with pleasure that we welcome your daughter, Sister Allison Monroe, to the England Leeds Mission.  We find her prepared and committed to serve the Lord and to share the message of the Restored Gospel.

Your daughter’s first companion is Sister R., who was prayerfully selected to ensure the best introduction to missionary work for Sister Monroe.   We are confident their relationship will be a mutual blessing. 

Weekly encouragement from home will certainly help inspire her missionary effort.  We encourage you to write her once a week with your letters uplifting in spirit.  Please let other family and friends know how important it is to write positive, encouraging letters that support missionary work.  Your daughter’s address is now:

                      Sister Allison Monroe
                      England Leeds Mission
                      Lister House, Lister Hill
                      Leeds LS18 5AZ

Personal, practical and inexpensive gifts from home for birthdays or Christmas are encouraged.  The best gifts are consumables, such as ties, socks, small personal items, and goodies.  Please send packages through regular mail to the above address.  However, because missionaries move frequently, and space is very limited; large, heavy or unnecessary items are discouraged.  Remember your missionary is limited to two bags and a briefcase. 

Families and friends are asked to not visit or call their missionaries in the field.  Such calls and visits will undermine the effectiveness of missionaries and their companions.  Please feel free to call the mission president in the event of an emergency at home.  Missionaries are not to call home without the president's permission.

Any anxiety your missionary may have about finances will hinder the work.  Please do not send excess funds, too much money can be as detrimental as not enough.  If you need to send funds to your missionary, please add it to their personal debit card or contact the mission office to discuss the best way for you to do so.

I want you to know that Sister L. and I consider it a privilege to serve with your daughter and promise to help all we can.  Your daughter’s physical, emotional and spiritual welfare is of utmost importance to us.

Sincerely yours,
President L.

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