15 July 2015
Dear Brother and Sister Empey,
I was pleased to welcome your daughter Sister Empey to the Washington Spokane Mission this week. I’m happy to report that she arrived safely. I had the privilege of meeting and associating with her the day of her arrival and note that it is evident that she comes with a great desire to serve Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Sister Empey understands the role of the Holy Ghost in accomplishing the work here in the Washington Spokane Mission and has committed to live worthy of that power.
After prayerful consideration, I have called Sister Rencher to serve as Sister Empey’s companion in the Sandpoint Idaho area. It is our objective to call only the best missionaries to serve as trainers and I believe that your daughter is in excellent training hands. We expect that your missionary will serve in this area for the next 6 to 12 weeks as she begins her mission.
I have enclosed photographs of your missionary and assure you that Sister Dymock and I will love Sister Empey. Our great desire is that her time here will further establish her on the path of righteousness, as well as bless the many people she will serve.
Attached are the new updated recommended guidelines we have for parents. These guidelines are based on many years of accumulated missionary experience, especially those guidelines concerning personal contact with your missionary. Sister Empey needs your good example. I sincerely request that you consider them for the benefit of your daughter and her fellow missionaries.
The mission has a website where you can see what is happening in the mission. Go to: washingtonspokanemission.wordpress.com
You can send mail to your daughter at:
Sister Taylor Empey
PO BOX 341
Bonners Ferry, ID