Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Your missionary has been assigned....

Dear Brother & 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 Plano, Texas, and his companion is Elder Pattee from Idaho.   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.  His address is  (Ask Sue).    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
Notes from Sue:

Plano, Texas is about 20 miles Northeast of Dallas and part of the Dallas-Ft. Worth "Metroplex".  Plano's population is about 270,000.  You can see the City of Plano in the blue area on this map. >>

Plano has a stake with 10 units - including "Plano 2nd" which is a Spanish Branch.  The branch is "home" to all Spanish-speaking members in the Plano stake (in this case the whole city).  

"English" speaking missionaries often serve within one ward's boundaries - but because Brett & his companion are the "Spanish Elders" - they  serve the entire city of Plano.

I am creating a post explaining stakes/wards/branches and other LDS terminology for those who are not Mormons!

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