Thursday, September 4, 2014
A Letter to Spencer From the Mission President and his Wife
Dear New Missionaries,
You have one more week in the MTC and then you’ll be coming to the GREATEST MISSION IN THE WORLD!!! We really feel that way, and there are many reasons for that.
Our mission is new and becoming more and more obedient and diligent with each new group. We fully expect that your group (of 23) will be as strong as or even stronger than previous groups and we look forward to meeting each one of you. We have been looking at your names and pictures and have been praying for you.
The Ecuador Quito North Mission is made up of 207 missionaries, of which nearly 170 are Latin and the rest are North American. We have 65 sisters. Our mission includes coast, countryside, jungle, and city and you will enjoy a wide range of experiences and climates. Our missionaries consistently reactivate and baptize because the people are very believing. President Spencer W. Kimball said that the most pure Lamanite people live in Otavalo, which is in our mission. That part of the country is often referred to as “Utahvalo,” because of the abundance of members.
We will receive and love you like a member of our own family, and will do everything we can to help you grow spiritually and to have the most rewarding mission. We know that will happen as you choose obedience and diligence, which means following the mission schedule and the mission manual. Please know that we love you and look forward to meeting you in person in a few days.
With love and best wishes for a safe journey to