THE CHURCH OF
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Utah Salt Lake City South Mission
8060 South 615 East
Sandy, Utah 84070
March 4, 2013
Dear Brother and Sister Alpin,
What a pleasure it was to welcome Elder Matthew David Alpin into the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission. His first day with us included breakfast and orientation at the mission office, a trip to the Draper Temple where the whole mission is visible as well as the other two temples in our mission, a testimony meeting, an interview with me, a training session, lunch and of course, meeting his first companion.
I am impressed by his desire to serve. He is well and in high spirits as he anticipates the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Please be assured that Sister Miller and I will be watching over him while he is here. I'm enclosing a photograph of the three of us taken as we welcomed him at the mission office.
After prayerful consideration, Elder Benjamin M. Weight has been assigned as his trainer and first companion. I am enclosing our Family Guidelines which we urge you to follow. We have learned from experience the importance of family and friends following these guidelines. Please share the guidelines with those who may write to him. Your compliance of these guidelines can reinforce your missionary's willingness to follow the guidelines in the Missionary Handbook.
All letters and packages should be sent to the mission, addressed to ElderAlpin at the address listed above. You might be interested to know that our mission has a web site at - www.utahslcsouthmission.com - which we update frequently. We hope you will find the pictures and information contained there interesting and informative.
Thank you for raising such an outstanding young person, worthy and willing to serve the Lord full time in our mission. I know you will be blessed for the sacrifices that make his service possible. May the Lord's choicest blessings be yours.
Bruce E. Miller
Bruce E. Miller