Spencer is from Canton, Michigan and is called to serve in the Ecuador Quito North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from July 2014 - July 2016.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Week #6 - An Email from the Mission President and his Wife - September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014

Dear Dyal family,

We spent three days this week training Elder Dyal and learned some fun things about him.  He shared with us that he had read the Book of Mormon several times, as well as that he and his sister were the only active members in their high school.  We are confident that he will be a great addition to our mission. 

We assure you that we will do everything possible to help Elder Dyal have a positive experience here in the newly formed Ecuador Quito North Mission.  This is a wonderful mission that experiences a high number of baptisms, and success in reactivation. Our boundaries include coast, jungle, a native Indian area, as well as the highly populated city of Quito so our missionaries have a wide range of experiences.

The theme of our mission is translated “The Center of the World; Centered on Christ,” and we have a wonderful group of 23 missionaries that arrived with him.  He will be serving in Otavalo, a native Lamanite area, often referred to as “Utahvalo” for the abundance of members with Elder Arcaya, a very diligent missionary of Bolivia.

The Lord is hastening the Work of Salvation and this is an amazing time to be a missionary.  Elder Dyal is needed here and we are so grateful he has chosen to serve a mission.  We will care for him as if he were our own. 

We know you’re already planning on it, but we want to remind you to write your son a weekly letter.  His preparation day will be on Mondays.

With much love,

President and Sister Richardson
Misión Ecuador Quito Norte

Arriving at the Airport -- 23 new missionaries with the Mission President and his Wife
Banner translated - "Welcome to the best mission in the world!"

Missionaries carrying their luggage out of the airport

Elder Dyal with President and Sister Richardson

The new group of Quito North missionaries at the mission home

The new missionaries with President and Sister Richardson

Spencer and his new companion Elder Arcaya from Bolivia
They will be serving in Otavalo, Ecuador

The new missionaries with their new companions/trainers

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