Sunday, September 13, 2015

Week 6 William arrived in Wisconsin!! Letter from the mission president

Area: Green Bay Wisconsin

Companion:  Elder Alldredge

Date:  September 11, 2015

Dear Brother and Sister DeSantis,
I was delighted to meet your son, Elder DeSantis, when he arrived in Wisconsin. We had an interview, training, dinner and a testimony meeting. The next day he met his trainer, Elder Alldredge,  and was assigned to labor in Green Bay.

The first few weeks of a mission are particularly challenging as your son adjusts to the rigors of missionary service.  Your weekly e-mail or letter will be a blessing as you build faith and give encouragement. Please write in a way which will strengthen and spiritually uplift, giving him courage to go forward in this great work. You should receive an e-mail from your son every Monday, which is preparation day.
Missionaries are allowed to call home and speak with family members on Mother's Day and Christmas. Visits from family members, friends, and acquaintances are against Church policy. From time to time, you may enjoy looking at a blog that Sister Cutler maintains. The link is
Letters and packages should be sent directly to your son. His current address is 730 Abrams Street #14, Green Bay, WI  54302.  He will keep you informed as to when transfer dates will be, and when he will be getting a new address.   Letters should be sent USPS First Class Mail, and packages should be sent USPS Priority Mail.  First Class and Priority Mail may be forwarded at no additional cost, should the need arise.  (Standard B, Standard Post, Parcel Post, Parcel Select and Media Mail cannot be forwarded).

Packages or letters sent FED EX or UPS cannot be forwarded.

It will be the responsibility of the missionary to let you know of upcoming transfer dates, so mail will not be sent to an inaccurate address.

Thank you for all you have done to prepare your son for the wonderful service he is giving.
Ministering to God's children brings great joy. While this missionary service will likely be the hardest thing your son has ever done, it will be the most rewarding as he loses himself in the Master's work and feels the power of the Atonement. Thank you for your faith and prayers.


Raymond A. Cutler, President
Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission
Elder Alldredge and Elder DeSantis to serve in the Green Bay, WI area

Elder DeSAntis' mission President and wife, Brother and Sister Cutler

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