Dear Brother and Sister Bergquist,
This is just a quick note to let you know that Elder Bergquist has safely arrived in Billings. We have had our introductory meetings and instruction and can tell that he is a great young man. We are so grateful that the Lord has called him to serve in the Great Montana Billings Mission. We will watch over him as if he was our own and we will do all we can to insure that he has a wonderful experience while serving here.
I have met with Elder Bergquist and sought guidance from our Heavenly Father as to where he should begin labors. I am pleased to inform you that he has been assigned to serve with Elder Trujillo in Powell, WY. Your son's new address is:
1174 Rd. 9
Powell, WY 82435
I have told Elder Bergquist that there are no perfect companions, just companions trying to be perfect, and there are no perfect places, just perfect opportunities. We trust that he will do all that he can to have a successful beginning to his mission. We are excited for him.
Missionaries love mail, especially early on. Just as much as they should be writing to you on a weekly basis, we would hope that you would also write positive, encouraging letters to them every week. It does wonders for the work. Missionaries are only allowed 30-40 minutes to e-mail each week, so we suggest that a mass mailing or an email forwarding system be established for communicating with the extended family.
In case of emergency, please contact us, not your missionary. The office number is xxx-xxx-xxxx and my cell number is xxx-xxx-xxxx.
Thank you for preparing such a fine young man to serve the Lord. Please continue to pray with us for safety and success. We are enclosing a copy of a picture we took upon arrival at the mission home. You can already see growth and excitement.
May the Lord watch over you and bless you and your family members. We trust you will be richly blessed as you share in your son's service.
President Larry H. Gardner
Montana Billings Mission