I just wanted to let you know that your missionary arrived yesterday afternoon. They were all very tired, as they had to get up at 2:30 in the morning, which is 12:30 East Coast Time. We are excited to have them here. President Wirthlin is interviewing each one and prayerfully seeking the Lord’s spirit to help him in assigning these missionaries to the trainer who will be the best for each one. The trainers are carefully chosen, and your missionary will be in good hands.
Because of their travel and change from the MTC, the missionaries will not be writing home until Monday, as Monday is their Preparation Day. They are asked to write meaningful letters to their parents each week, and it is hoped that you will also write to them. If you send “snail mail” to the missionary, or packages, please send to PO Box 149, Whitesboro, New York 13492. If possible, packages should be sent via Priority Mail, First Class or Flat Rate. We are not able to forward UPS or Fed-X packages, and those have to wait in the office until someone is going to the area where the missionary is serving. We pick up the mail each morning, process it, and have it back to the post office the same day. It has been found that with transfers and changes, this way is the best to keep all mail going to the right place.
We look forward to getting to know your missionary. We are excited to have each one here in the New York Utica Mission.