Friday, February 5, 2010

Letter From The Mission Pres.


Utah Salt Lake City South Mission
8060 South 615 East
Sandy, Utah 84070

Dear Brother and Sister Fackler                                                                                 January 28, 2010

What a pleasure it was for Sister Laney and me to welcome your son, Elder Bridger Fackler, into the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. His first day with us included breakfast and orientation at the mission office, testimony meeting, a brief interview with me, a training session, lunch, and of course, meeting his first companion.

I am impressed by his desire to serve. He is well and in high spirits as he anticipates the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Please be assured that Sister Laney and I will be watching over him while he is here. I'm enclosing a photograph of the three of us taken as we welcomed him at the mission office.

After prayerful consideration, Elder Eric Schellman has been assigned to be your son’s trainer and first missionary companion. To help you support your son as a full-time missionary, I am enclosing some suggestions you will find helpful. We have learned from experience the importance of family and friends following these guidelines. Please share the suggestions with those who may write to him. Your compliance of these guidelines can reinforce your son’s willingness to follow the guidelines in the Missionary Handbook.

All letters and packages should be sent to the mission, addressed to your son at the address listed above. You might be interested to know that mission has a blog at - – which we update frequently. We hope you will find the pictures and information contained there interesting and informative.

Thank you for raising such an outstanding son, worthy and willing to serve the Lord full time in our mission. I know you will be blessed for the sacrifices that make his service possible. May the Lord's choicest blessings be yours.

G. Steven Laney
Mission President

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