15 November 2011
Dear Brother and Sister King,
I was pleased to welcome your son, Elder King, to the Washington Spokane Mission today. I’m happy to report that he arrived safely. I had the privilege of meeting and associating with him and note that it is evident that he comes with a desire to serve Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Elder King 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 Lubina and Elder Terry to serve with Elder King in the Spokane West area. These Elders are zone leaders, and I believe that your son is in excellent hands. We expect that your missionary will serve in this area for the next few weeks as he begins his service here.
I have enclosed photographs of your missionary and assure you that Sister Palmer and I will love Elder King. 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 King 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 King with us.
S. Mark Palmer, President
WASHINGTON SPOKANE MISSION