Wednesday, August 4, 2010
New Mission President
Dear Brother and Sister Wright,
We have just had the wonderful opportunity to meet Elder Wright and we look forward to serving with your son in the coming weeks and months.
As we begin serving as Mission President and companion of the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission, we would like to introduce ourselves to you and express our desires to love and take care of your son or daughter. Transitions in the church are everyday occurrences and we will do our very best to make this a smooth one.
We come from Fountain Valley, California on the coast in Orange County. We have seven children, six of whom are married and providing us with 29 grandchildren. Our daughter, Melanie, who at the age of 41and a special needs individual, is excited to serve with us as a “missionary”.
Our three sons each served missions and so we feel we have walked in your shoes and know of your love and concern for your missionary. We recently served a mission in Australia. We express our gratitude for all you have done to bring your son/daughter to this point in his/her life. During the next three years we have a sacred trust to safeguard each missionary from spiritual or physical danger. What these missionaries become while serving their mission appears to be the launching pad for the rest of their lives and we are very mindful of this. It is inherent in our call to have a sincere love for each of these young men and women and we look forward to serving with this strong valiant army of our Savior in this part of His vineyard.
As you continue to communicate with your missionary on a weekly basis, we also ask for your prayers on our behalf as you pray for your own son or daughter. Each missionary brings unique qualities and talents that will bless the lives of many who live in this area. Encouragement and support from home will always be a boost in the mission field. Letters from home are always a joy and strength to the missionaries. We will do all in our power to lead and guide this mission under the Lord’s direction. If you have any concerns or information that would help us better serve your young man/young woman, please feel free to contact us.
Bruce and Elaine Miller