Dear Missionary Family,
We are delighted to report that your missionary has arrived safely to the Washington Yakima Mission. We already love them and are excited to serve with them. We are confident that they will become an effective instrument in the hands of the Lord in sharing the gospel with the people of Washington and Oregon.
We have assigned them a companion who is an experienced, devoted, and motivated missionary. All of our missionaries understand that one of the greatest privileges available in the mission is to train a new missionary. This first companion will be a special person in your missionary’s life and will help give them a great start here.
We feel that our greatest responsibility is the care and welfare of your child. We want to assure you that we will be in regular contact with them and will be observant of their physical health, happiness and spiritual well-being. We will work closely with them throughout their mission to help them succeed and fulfill their calling as a representative of the Church and as an ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please be assured that we will be in contact with you if we encounter any concerns that would call for your attention. You are a great asset to the success of your missionary while they are serving here and we will work closely with you if the need arises. Please keep us apprised of any changes to the address, phone number or email for you, your bishop or your stake president. We want to keep our records current so that we can contact you whenever necessary.
Attached is a photograph of your missionary taken with us at the welcome dinner at the mission home. Please feel free to contact us at the mission office with any questions that you may have.
Thank you for the sacrifices you are making at home to have your missionary in the field. We have seen the Lord bless the families of missionaries who are serving in untold ways. We know that His blessings will be upon you as well.
With love and appreciation,
President John C. Lewis and Sister Ann Lewis