Saturday, June 13, 2015

Mission Home: April 5, 2000

Dear Brother and Sister Simper,

How thrilled we are to receive your son in Paraguay today!  The arrival of new missionaries is always a highlight of our month.  Sister Cheney and I look forward to that first moment when our new Elders and Sisters step off the plane and into our hearts.

The purpose of this letter is simply to let you know that your son has arrived safely, as evidenced by the enclosed photograph taken at the mission home.  We bring the new missionaries there for lunch and a few hours of orientation before sending them to witness a baptismal service.  After a good night's sleep, they are assigned to their first companion and sent to work.  The enclosed map will give you some indication of where your son has been assigned to labor for these first few months.

We are so appreciative of the parents who do so much to contribute toward their son's preparation for his mission, and to their success during this important time in their lives.  We hope that you will be faithful in letter-writing, constantly encouraging your son to greater effort and dedication as a full-time missionary.  We promise that we will do all within our power to help and protect and sustain your son as he serves the Lord among the chosen people of Paraguay.

May the Lord bless you and your family.


Craig S. Cheney
Paraguay Asuncion Mission

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