Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bienvenida, Hermana Mather!‏

July 27, 2013

Dear Parents of Hermana Mather,

We received your daughter into our mission Tuesday morning. We brought her to the Mission Home and fed her lunch. She was excited, and seemed ready to get to work. We enjoyed spending a good part of the day with her,  to tell her about our Mission and to get to know her better. She is wonderful.

We met with her trainer to discuss the new 12 week training program. During this 12 week period, your daughter will have an extra hour of companion study each day, and will be given specific things that she must report to the Mission President. We know that this is an inspired program, and will help missionaries learn to be better teachers and better followers of Christ. Please encourage your daughter in this program. It will help her to develop tools that will help her to have a successful mission, and a more successful and fulfilling life after her mission.

Hermana Mather has been assigned to the Madrid area in Barrio 1. She will work with Hermana Tabares, who is from Spain/Colombia, as her companion. She is a happy, obedient missionary and will be a good first companion for your daughter.

Our Preparation Day is on Mondays. Hermana Mather is instructed to email her immediate family every week. We look forward to getting to know her and working along side her in this great work here in the Spain, Madrid Mission. We already love her. Thank you for sharing her with us!


President and Sister Jackson

PS I am sorry that this has taken so long to send. We are sure that you have heard of our Elder Ward, who was in the horrible train accident on Wed., as he was traveling to his first assignment. He is doing well and is stronger every day. We traveled to A Coruna on Thursday morning, to assess his medical condition and needs. He was able to be released from the hospital late Thursday night. He is bruised, has stitches in his scalp and on his chin and forehead, and a fracture of his neck that we will watch carefully, but, amazingly, he is doing well. There were definitely "angels on his right and on his left bearing him up". Over a third of those on the train were killed, and the majority of the survivors were critically injured. In the midst of such a great tragedy, we have been part of a miracle.

Hermana Mather, Sister Jackson, Mission President Jackson, Spain Madrid Mission

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