We are happy to let you know that your daughter arrived safely today as a missionary in the Philippines Cauayan Mission. After her arrival we had a welcome luncheon and orientation meeting. I also had the opportunity to have a wonderful interview with her before she met her prayerfully selected companion and trainer.
Sister Parke will be serving in the Bambang Zone. Enclosed is a map on which we have marked the location of her first proselyting area. She will be working with Sister Escalante who will carefully train and introduce Sister Parke to missionary work in the field. We encourage you to write to her every week. Please share positive, uplifting messages that will support and help her stay focused on this sacred work. Such contact from home can build a great foundation for a successful mission.
This is a wonderful mission and we are grateful to have Sister Parke here. The new missionaries always bring with them an exciting and special spirit. Please know that we will watch over her with great concern. We look forward to serving together. We know that with your support and encouragement, she will progress and strengthen beyond your expectations and develop a great love for her fellow missionaries and the precious people she will serve, teach, and bless.
May the Lord bless you for all you have done to help Sister Parke prepare for this mission. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to email me.
With warmest regards,
President C Russell Hiatt
Sister Sulet Hiatt