16 September 2016
Dear Family of Sister Saunders,
Sister May and I are delighted to inform you that we have welcomed Sister Saunders to the Chile Concepcion South Mission. We went to the Mission office for almuerzo (lunch) after welcoming her to Concepcion. Enclosed is a photograph taken on that occasion in the Mission office. Later we had an orientation meeting in which your daughter met Sister Bazaes Loarte, her first companion and trainer. Sister Bazaes Loarte is an excellent missionary and was prayerfully chosen for this calling. They are assigned to work in the Temuco Cautín Zone, in the Labranza sector of our mission.
The initial mission experience requires many adjustments. The most important support that you, as a family, can give your missionary is to write regular strengthening and supportive letters. Missionaries anxiously await letters from home!
If you prefer writing letters or would like to send a package, you may do so at the following address:
Sister Rebecca Saunders
Misión Chile Concepción Sur
Castellón 1063, Casilla 3560
Concepción, Biobío, Chile
Mail to and from Chile can be slow at times, but usually arrives eventually. Packages arrive most successfully when sent through the USPS Priority Mail. We discourage the use of DHL, UPS or FedEx because of previous experiences.
We are grateful for the sacrifices that are being made by your family and by your missionary to serve the Lord at this time. We feel honored to serve as her Mission parents and will strive to help her have a positive mission experience.
Thank you for your prayers and your support.
President Richard D. May
Chile Concepcion South Mission