Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Word from the Mission Home She Had Arrived

July 16 2014

Even though we knew that Sister Stuart had arrived safely in Toronto on the 14th, it was great to finally see and hear that she was there from the Mission President.   We received a letter and some pictures of her.   How great it was to have some peace.  Also to get so excited because I knew she would have many amazing things to come.    Some words from the President Clayton, her mission President in the letter we received:

We are grateful to receive your daughter, Sister Toni Stuart as a new missionary in the Canada Toronto Mission.  We are including a picture that we took with her when she arrived.  Her testimony and enthusiasm for the work are evident.  As her mission president and wife, we thank you for the sacrifice that was made to prepare her to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  As parents who have sent children on missions, we recognize the feelings involved in sending a son or daughter on a full-time mission for the Lord.

A dedicated service to the Lord brings many blessings to many people.  As a full-time servant of the Lord, Sister Stuart will be blessed with a greater knowledge of the gospel, as well as a stronger testimony.  She will touch the hearts of many people, and those whom she will teach will be able to change their lives as they receive the peace and knowledge that comes through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost.  King Mosiah related the comforting message from the Lord that he received when he inquired about sending his sons into the service of the Lord:  “Let them go up, for many shall believe on their words, and they shall have eternal life.” (Mosiah 28:7)  The Lord relates in Doctrine and Covenants 84:80-85 that His Elders and Sisters will be well taken care of.  It requires a lot of faith, but we know that the Lord is watching over all of us.

After prayerful consideration, Sister Duran, one of the outstanding missionaries in the mission has been called to be your daughter’s first companion and trainer.  Sister Stuart’s current address is:

585 Proudfoot Lane #1303
London, ON N6H 4R6

We are sure that Sister Stuart will love her mission as she stays dedicated and focused on the Lord’s work.  We promise to love and care for her.  We testify of the truthfulness of this marvellous work of bringing souls to a knowledge of the Savior.

Serving a full time mission can be the most significant and rewarding experience in a young person’s life.  It is rigorous and challenging and requires great spiritual focus.  Successful and happy missionaries abide by a strict code of conduct and obedience. Thank you for supporting and sustaining your missionary in this great work.

Once again, we thank you for the faith you have shown to the Lord and the sacrifices that you are making.  We feel it a great privilege and responsibility to care for your missionary while she serves the Lord and pray daily for her happiness, well being, and success.

We know that Sister Stuart will be taken care of by this amazing mission president.  We know that she will be able to touch so many lives, lives that have been waiting for her, this does bring us comfort.    

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