Dear Brother and Sister Wells,
We are so grateful to have Elder Zachary David Daniel join us here in the California Riverside Mission! It was exciting to meet him at the airport, take him to the Mission Office to meet our office staff, and spend the rest of the afternoon and evening with him at the mission home. I had the opportunity to interview your missionary and we were able to hear his testimony after having dinner together.
Elder Daniel is now hard at work in his new area, the Redlands Zone with his companion Elder Riley Grant Potter. The next day he spent time with us for more instruction, another personal interview and lunch. We have been impressed with his testimony and desire to serve. It has been a privilege to get to know him.
We want you to know that we have asked each missionary to write home every week on preparation day, which is Monday; most missionaries choose to email. We encourage you to write or email weekly. Thank you for keeping your letters positive, uplifting and encouraging your son to work hard and take advantage of the time spent here in doing the work of the Lord. Please be cautious about sharing problems which might take his mind off the work. Of course, any major changes in your family, such as life-threatening illnesses, death, etc., should come to my attention, so that I can counsel with your missionary.
We pledge to do all within our power to love, inspire and help Elder Daniel to have a great experience here. We know that parents and family play a vey significant role in the success that their missionary has in the work. Missionaries are so blessed when they feel the love and support of family and friends at home. We thank you for support and commitment to your son. We know the Lord will bless Elder Daniel as he devotes himself to the proclaiming of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Melvyn K. Reeves, President
California Riverside Mission
Was so grateful to hear from his Mission President and thankful that he has such good leadership.