Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mission President Email - Received Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dear Parents and Loved Ones:

Your missionary arrived "safe and sound" Tuesday night ... and was involved all morning at the MTC here in Guatemala --- in orientation for their next phase of training. They finally got into the classroom in the afternoon (yesterday) and have started learning more Spanish & teachings from Preach My Gospel. Just a few minutes ago I enjoyed visiting with them while they ate ice cream (on a short break). I've attached a photo of them out in front of the flags in the entry of the MTC here in Guatemala. Sorry, it’s not a great picture---but enjoy!

You are no doubt very proud of your missionary. You should be! This is a very good group of 10 missionaries who join another extraordinary group of 3 North Americans who are in their final three weeks PLUS 55 Missionaries from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile, Panama, and other Latin American countries.

Your missionary has Preparation Day on Tuesdays and will be writing to you then. I know that your support and letters bless your 'missionary' a lot --- and will be greatly appreciated.

In addition to email, you may choose to send letters as well through the pouch according to the instructions received in the call packet of your missionary. This is a one page 8.5X11, triple-folded, taped or sealed with the address and stamp on the outside. (see written instructions in the call packet)

Pouch Address:

Guatemala MTC
P.O. Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150

For the next several weeks you can ALSO send letters, packages, or other mail to your missionary at the following address:

---Name of your Missionary---
Centro de Capacitation Misional
Boulevard Vista Hermosa 23-71, Zona 15
Vista Hermosa 1 C.P. 01015
Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala C.A.

I recommend that you don't send anything to the above MTC address after May 18th or it may not arrive before the departure of you missionary on June 2nd. Anything you send after the of May should be addressed to his/her mission address. Otherwise, there can be significant delay in them getting their mail because of the time it takes to forward the or have the missions drop by at their convenience and pick up and distribute mail to missionaries all over the mission. You can use regular US International Mail Service or Federal Express.

I also invite you to go to our personal website at:
When you get to the site, click on “Guatemala MTC”... You can then browse around or take a tour of the MTC. Within a few weeks you may find your missionary in one or more of the pictures. ENJOY!!!

We come to love these missionaries a great deal and appreciate you lending them to the Lord for this season of their lives.Please “REPLY” to this email so that I know we’re in contact. Thanks again!

President David A. Christensen

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