Dear Brother and Sister St. John,
I was pleased to welcome your son, Elder St. John, 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 St. John 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 Stoddard to serve as Elder St. John’s companion in the Kamiah 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.
I have enclosed photographs of your missionary and assure you that Sister Dymock and I will love Elder St. John. 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 St. John needs your good example. I sincerely request that you consider them for the benefit of your son and his fellow missionaries.
The mission has a website where you can see what is happening in the mission. Go to: washingtonspokanemission.wordpress.comYou can send mail to your son at:
Elder Colten Mark St. John
3384 MONTANA ST APT 3
Kamiah, ID 83536-5015
Thank you so much for sharing Elder St. John with us.