July 5, 2013
Family of Elder Collin Taylor Rice,
Please enjoy this photograph of Elder Rice, whom we had the joy of welcoming into our mission on June 26th, 2013. We truly appreciate your efforts in preparing him according to the standards of the Lord now that the bar has been raised for missionaries entering the field of labor in Guatemala and everywhere in the world.
We require our elders and sisters to write home weekly. We would encourage you to do the same, as evidence of your support for his labors in this part of the Lord´s vineyard. It is important to encourage continuous spiritual progress, as we guide Elder Rice to become a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that he will know his doctrine and delight in teaching it.
Elder Rice will write you by email every week. Most of the time they will write on Tuesday but sometimes, if we have another meeting, they will write you as soon as possible.
Along with your missionary, we pray for your family´s safety and protection. Again, we will strive to teach and protect Elder Rice, so that he can have a wonderful mission serving the Lord Jesus Christ in Guatemala.
M. Joseph Brough