Dear Brother and Sister Alder:
It was a very special experience to personally greet your son, Elder Alder, at the airport upon his arrival in Guayaquil. We were impressed by his great spirit and desire to serve. We are grateful and humbled to have him serving here with us.
From the airport we took him and the other missionaries downtown to the Guayaquil Temple for a picture. We then went to a stake center to meet the office staff and take care of some paperwork, and orientation. We enjoyed a great Ecuadorian dinner after which it was my privilege to interview your son as well as the other arriving missionaries. What a nice experience it was to get to know your son and feel his outstanding missionary spirit!
Later in the day, they were assigned companions for their first assignment. The next morning they traveled to their new area. Your son was assigned to the Loja Este Zone with Elder Barneyas his companion. The address for the mission office is Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission, Casilla 09-04-566, Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador. If, in case of emergency, you need to contact your son, please call the mission office at 593-04-228-2454.
Your help in encouraging him in your letters to continue to serve faithfully, being completely obedient throughout his mission will be greatly appreciated. We know that he and the Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission will be in your prayers. We also know that the coming months will bring many blessings into your lives by your son´s faithful service and the sacrifice you are making for him to serve the Lord. Thank you very much for having prepared your son to withstand the rigors of missionary life and to now be serving with us.
May God bless you for your consecration towards furthering the Lord´s work. We send our love and appreciation.
Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission
President Maxsimo C TorresSister Blanca T. Torres