September 2, 2015
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Toolson,
We are very happy to inform you that Elder Toolson has arrived safely in the Guatemala Coban Mission. It is a great blessing to have him with us. We will have many opportunities to serve in the mission together and we look forward hastening the work of the Lord.
Each missionary is encouraged to write to his family and the Mission President each Monday. Whenever possible, e-mail is the best way to communicate with your missionary. He should only use the authorized church e-mail account and NOT other web sites or services such as Facebook. It is also important for him to receive word from home. It seems that the most happy and productive missionaries are those who receive active support from their family and priesthood leaders with regular and positive letters.
The mission experience is one of great challenges and blessings. It is also a time of significant change and development in the lives of the missionaries. It is our desire that each one that comes to the mission will be able to reach their full potential as a disciple and representative of the Lord Jesus Christ. This will come through their faith, obedience, diligence and desire to bless the people they serve.
We appreciate your love and prayers on behalf of Elder Toolson, his companions, their investigators, and the marvelous work he is doing here. We pray and have confidence that the Lord will bless you and your loved ones.
With love and appreciation,
President and Sister Curtiss