Thursday, November 29, 2012

Andrews Destination--Kentucky Louisville Mission!

Dear Brother and Sister Dursteler,

Thanks so much for your letters about Elder Dursteler. It was wonderful to hear from both of you. He arrived here safe and sound last Monday, virtually beaming from ear to ear.

After leaving the airport we drove a short distance to the Mission Home where he had his interview with the President and I did Orientation. A home -cooked dinner followed and a wonderful Testimony Meeting.

After a hot breakfast the next morning, the missionaries had Companionship Study conducted by the Assistants to the President and an orientation regarding mission finances. Moving on to the Church next to the Mission Office about ten minutes away, we had Transfer Meeting where the departing Elders and Sisters give their "Words of Wisdom" and the new missionaries meet their Trainers. Afterward a meeting was directed by President Woodbury with the Trainers and new arrivals, we had lunch there at the church, and pictures in front of the Mission Office next door. After handling a few matters at the office it was time to go off to their first areas as real missionaries!

I'm attaching four pictures of Elder Dursteler's first twenty hours or so in the GKLM, the Great Kentucky Louisville Mission. The first is the shot that will be on the picture boards at the Mission Office and Mission Home for the duration of the mission. The second is with President Woodbury and I, the third, a group shot in front of the Mission Home, and the fourth, a shot with us again and his Trainer, Elder Anderson, in front of the Mission Office. I hope you enjoy them.

P-day is on Monday in our mission so you can expect to get an e-mail that day. When Monday is a holiday, libraries are generally closed, so it will come the next day.

We already love your son and are looking forward to great things from him.

Yours truly,
Sister Becky Woodbury

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