4 October 2011
Dear Brother and Sister Stacey,
I was pleased to welcome your son Elder Stacey to the Washington Spokane Mission this week. I’m happy to report that he arrived safely. I had the privilege of meeting and associating with him the day of his arrival and note that it is evident that he comes with a great desire to serve Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Elder Stacey understands the role of the Holy Ghost in accomplishing the work here in the Washington Spokane Mission and has committed to live worthy of that power.
After prayerful consideration, I have called Elder Dees to serve as Elder Stacey’s training companion in the Chewelah, Washington area. It is our objective to call only the best missionaries to serve as trainers and I believe that your son is in excellent training hands. We expect that your missionary will serve in this area for the next 6 to 12 weeks as he begins his mission here.
I have enclosed photographs of your missionary and assure you that Sister Palmer and I will love Elder Stacey. Our great desire is that his time here will further establish him on the path of righteousness, as well as bless the many people he will serve.
Attached are the new updated recommended guidelines we have for parents. These guidelines are based on many years of accumulated missionary experience, especially those guidelines concerning personal contact with your missionary. Elder Stacey needs your good example. I sincerely request that you consider them for the benefit of your son and his fellow missionaries.
Thank you so much for sharing Elder Stacey with us.
S. Mark Palmer, President
WASHINGTON SPOKANE MISSION