Dear Brother and Sister Foust,
One of the great experiences for Sister Hess and I is welcoming new missionaries as they arrive. They are anxious to accept their new life in the mission field. New missionaries bring with them a special spirit from the Missionary Training Center and are excited about exercising their newly found gospel teaching skills.
2075 Woods Lane, Unit 10
Petoskey, MI 49770
May the Lord bless you and your family for supporting your son in his missionary work. Your love and encouragement are vital to his success. A weekly letter from home is so appreciated and should be positive and uplifting. On the other hand, too frequent communication, phone calls, or personal visits are distracting, and cause the missionary to lose his focus. We ask that phone calls be limited to Christmas and Mother's Day. We discourage personal visits from family and friends. We know that you will find a special spirit in your home and in your heart as you share this mission together.
We are pleased to serve with your son and know he will be a great blessing to the work of our Heavenly Father. Thank you for sending him. We will look after, take care of, and love him in every way possible while he serves the Lord. Should you have questions or concerns about your son, please call me.
Stephen H. Hess, President
Michigan Lansing Mission