Sunday, October 19, 2014

We didn't hear from Janz today, but did get an email and picture from President and Sister Ashton on Sunday 10/12/14

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to let you know that your missionary has arrived safely in the Texas Houston South Mission, the best mission in the world!!  They are happy and absolutely wonderful. President Ashton and I are thrilled to welcome them. We had a terrific afternoon and evening together on Tuesday. We enjoyed getting to know each of them. Your missionaries received some training and then had the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people on the streets of Houston. After, we enjoyed dinner together and a beautiful testimony meeting. Wednesday, they received some more training, met their trainers as well as many other missionaries, and then left to their areas to meet and teach the wonderful people of Houston. They come with such courage and strength. You should be very proud of them.

I have attached a photo from our gathering in the mission home. As you can see, there are many smiles.  We have seven children (not all are pictured.)  Our youngest is 2 and our oldest is 15. They are so excited to be a part of your missionary's life!

Again, thank you for the opportunity you have given us to serve with these fine missionaries. We love them already and promise to take good care of them. May you find great joy and blessings as you continue to support them in bringing souls to Christ through His restored gospel. This is His work and these missionaries are on His errand. More joy awaits them than they have ever experienced!

With Love,

President and Sister Ashton, Spencer Braeden, Jacob, Elisabeth Kate, Ethan, Danie and Wesley

PS. P-days are on Monday which is the day they will write/receive email.  If they are assigned to Galveston Island, however, their email day will be Tuesday. I know they will love hearing from you each week and need to know you are loving and supporting them. Please send/email at least a short note each week. Also, if you have any sensitive information to share with your missionary that may cause him/her emotional distress, please call, text or email my husband or myself so we can determine the best way for him/her to receive the information and so that we are aware that he/she may need some extra attention. Thanks for everything.

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