mis-sion-ary (noun)
someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may be with their families for Eternity.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Letter from President Barreiros

President Jose A. Barreiros
Correos, Casilla 149
Pajaritos 1921
Maipú, Chile
11 February 2014

Dear Brother and Sister Thompson,

Sister Barreiros and I were pleased to welcome your daughter, Sister Thompson, to one of the finest missions in the world, the Chile Santiago West Mission.  She is well and happy, and we are impressed with her enthusiasm for the work.  After greeting her at the MTC and a brief tour of the beautiful city of Santiago, we arrived at our mission office. I interviewed your daughter.  My Assistants and office missionaries then gave her a brief orientation to the mission.  We had a delicious lunch together, she met her new companion, and that afternoon she left the mission home and departed for her first area of labor.

Sister Thompson has been assigned to work with Sister Parks who will serve as her training companion.  Trainers are chosen for their competence, patience and dedication, and are selected after prayerful consideration.  With this letter we are including a photograph taken of your daughter and her new companion with Sister Barreiros and myself.

Please accept our deep appreciation for raising such a fine daughter.  We feel a genuine fellowship with you in supporting and providing her this opportunity to grow spiritually as she labors to bring souls unto Christ.  It is my prayer that the Lord will inspire us all to sustain her in this challenging assignment.  Please write her frequently, weekly if possible.  Express your love, support, and confidence in her.  You will witness miraculous changes in her life as she engages fully in the service of others.

Being parents ourselves, we understand your desire to occasionally send packages.  For your information, packages sent to your missionary through FedEx often require large duty fees which must be paid by the missionary.  Those sent through Global priority mail, marked missionary supplies and valued less than $100 usually arrive duty free and within 2 weeks.

If you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to write.


President Jose A. Barreiros
Chile Santiago West Mission

My new companion Hermana Parks with Mission President & his wife

My guardians for the next 17 months!

My first area! Peñaflore

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