July 27, 2016
Dear Brother and Sister McEwan,
We were so delighted to meet your son as he arrived in our mission on Monday and to be able to spend time orienting him to this new phase of his service. On Tuesday morning we had our transfer meeting which included instructions to the missionaries, inspirational talks, some heartfelt testimonies and assignments to their first companion and area of service. Following the meeting, Elder McEwan and his companion traveled to Valdosta to his first assignment.
We know he will prosper here in the days ahead and assure you that we will do everything in our power to help him find joy in his service and success in his labors. Your weekly emails will do much to support Elder McEwan as he labors in this wonderful work. Elder McEwan will be able to email home on Preparation Day which is each Monday. Just a reminder, when Monday happens to fall on a national holiday, those who use the public libraries will not have access to a computer, therefore, they usually email on Tuesday instead.
Your missionary is about to make an eternal difference in the lives of others. We hope you will be encouraged and comforted by this quote from President Lorenzo Snow. “There is no mortal man that is so much interested in the success of an elder when he is preaching the Gospel as the Lord that sent him to preach to the people who are the Lord’s children” (Millenial Star, July 16, 1894, p. 451)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done to prepare Elder McEwan to faithfully serve a mission. We look forward to getting to know him as we serve our Heavenly Father here in the Georgia Macon Mission.
We are extremely pleased to have your son here serving with us.
President Roger Grayson
Georgia Macon Mission