Thursday, April 30, 2015

First Assignment: Grand Prairie, Texas!

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Subject: Missionary assignment
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:50:51 +0000
From: Texas Dallas Mission 

Dear Brother and Sister Hogg,

We are grateful to have your son, Elder Brett Hogg,  serving with us in the Texas Dallas Mission.  He arrived safely and I have enjoyed interviewing him.  He has been assigned to serve in Grand Prairie, Texas, and his companion is Elder H from Spokane, Washington. Their address is: [ASK SUE].  We have given him a strong trainer to help him get off to a good start.  He seems happy and anxious to do the work of the Lord.  We will meet with Him regularly in Zone Conferences and personal interviews.

Our mission covers the northeast part of the State of Texas.  It takes in a little portion of Oklahoma and goes east to the Louisiana border.  Nearly three fourths of our missionaries are in the “Metroplex” of Dallas serving a population of almost four million people.  The life of a missionary is not always easy, but it will be a growing experience for him, one that will set him on a firm foundation and help him gain habits that will serve him well for life.

Sister Taylor and I are committed to do all that we can to assure a happy and successful mission for your son.  We are confident that you share that same commitment.  It is important to write letters weekly that are positive and uplifting, with support, encouragement and praise for the work he is doing in serving the Lord.  All missionaries face some challenges.  We will inform you of significant concerns or illness as we determine such information would be helpful to you and him.  Missionaries are asked not to call parents or friends as it distracts their attention from their work.  We also request that parents and friends not call missionaries.

We extend our love to you and thank you for sending your son into the mission field.  Please feel free to write or call us if you wish. Sister Taylor manages a Facebook page and uploads many pictures for all to enjoy.  Please visit “The Texas, Dallas Mission-President and Sister Taylor” Facebook page.  We unite our prayers with yours for the well-being, success, and happiness of your son as he serves the Lord in this great work.


Brian K. Taylor, President
Texas Dallas Mission

The area between Dallas and Forth Worth is called the Mid-Cities
(I guess since they aren't outside of the metro area, they aren't suburbs?)
The 5 new missionaries stand up in the meeting.
The Texas mom that was there posted it on the
Texas Dallas Missionary Mom page :)
This is a picture a Texas mom took at the transfers meeting!
I think his new companion is 3rd from the Right.  

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