Elder Hefner arrived to the area he will be serving
Your son, Elder Timothy Alexander Hefner, arrived safely in the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission. I am pleased to have him here. His trainer is Elder Hector Daniel Flores García from San Pedro Sacatepequez, Guatemala. He is an excellent missionary and will take good care of your son. They are assigned to the Cristo Rey Area in the Santiago Sur Zone.
I appreciate so much the enthusiasm and desire your son has to serve his fellow man. He now has the opportunity to serve donating 100% of him time to the Lord. We ask you to help him cherish him mission, to work hard, to fight discouragement, to love his companion and the people he is serving. He will need encouragement and support. He will experience trials that will strengthen and profit him eternally. Weekly letters are very important in maintaining a missionary’s enthusiasm. We would request that your letters to him be uplifting, spiritually edifying, and mission centered.
I will do everything I can to help your son serve a successful mission. I thank you for your support and look forward to time serving with your son.
John L. Douglas