Dear Santos Family,
We are pleased to inform you that Elder Santos has arrived safely in Mérida, Yucatán. We express to you our gratitude that you have prepared such a wonderful missionary. My wife and I feel very honored to have this great missionary in our mission. We will be anxiously taking care of his health physically, as well as spiritually. Trust in the Lord that He will protect him in this great work. Remember when writing, to encourage and express the feelings that the Spirit puts in your heart. Explain to him the spiritual progress that you are making while he is serving the Lord, and ask him to share with you some of his spiritual experiences. Be positive and help him focus on the mission.
These 2 years are very important for him as a missionary, future father, and leader in the church. He will have great experiences, many challenges and temptations that he will encounter for afflictions, but just as the Lord comforted Joseph Smith by saying these words of comfort “all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for their good,” he also will learn from his own experiences.
Encourage him to press onward and support him in the difficult times. The life of a missionary is not easy, and one should not think it is, but by trusting in the tender mercies of the Savior, He will make our burdens light.
We love you very much, and please have confidence that your son is in the best hands, the hands of the Lord and that He has assigned us to this mission at this specific time so that we can care for him. He will be our son and as our son we will love him and will be mindful of all his needs. Our Redeemer promises great blessings for His missionaries if they are faithful, endure to the end, and keep their eye single to the glory of God: “And any man that shall go and preach this gospel of the kingdom, and fail not to continue faithful in all things, shall not be weary in mind, neither darkened, neither in body, limb, nor joint; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed. And they shall not go hungry, neither thirst.” D&C 84:80
We send you our sincere greetings and a big hug.
President and Sister García
Mission Mexico Merida