Dear Taylor Family:
We are excited to have you son, Elder Jackson, is our mission. This will be a great opportunity for continued growth and development as he serves faithfully here in the misison field. He will meet, teach, convert and touch the lives of many people who are seeking to know, understand and live the truths of the restored gospel. Your son will have the opportunity to grow closer to the Lord and better understand how to recognize the promptings of the Holy Ghost. Through his continued study and application of gospel principles, we pray his testimony will increase and his love and obedience to Heavenly Father's revealed truths will forge a pattern for the rest of his life.
Your son has already been assigned to his first area. He will be working i Vila Virginia Ward in the city of Ribeirao Preto, and will be trained by Elder Souza. The area is very blessed, and your son's trainer is a reliable and responsible misisonary. your son will certainly have much success and great spiritual experiences.
Along with missionary service comes many new and interesting demands and challenges. your son will continue to learn and adapt to new and interesting customs, cultures and foods, as well as a new language and schedule. As parents, you play a very important role in the well-bring of your missionary. your continued love and encouragement will give him the support and help he needs. p Please write him regularly, sharing your testimony and love of this great gospel plan and help him stay focused on this sacred work.
Trust the Lord's watchful care as you pray regularly for all the missionaries throughout the world. Remember the Lord has said:
President and Sister Brum
Elder Souza and Elder Jackson
Sao Paulo MTC group
Mauro Tupinamba Brum de Oliveira