Tuesday, 11 August 2015Dear Parents of Elder Lewis,
We are so pleased to welcome your son to the Trinidad Port of Spain Mission! He arrived safely in Trinidad & Tobago on 10 Aug 2015. On Tuesday, he and several other new missionaries from the MTC were given a tour and brief training in the mission office, were interviewed by President Egbert, and then received instructions from the assistants to the president. We spent the remainder of the evening with him in the mission home for a welcome dinner and a spirit-filled devotional. We have loved getting to know him and we love him already. He is a bright and thoughtful young man, and is clearly excited to go to work teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Yesterday and today, each new missionary is either flying or driving to their assigned area. Elder Lewis has been assigned to labor in Paramaribo, Suriname North Zone. There is a growing population of members there, and the missionaries enjoy much success working closely with them. His new companion is Elder Whetten, an experienced faithful missionary who will guide your son through a 12-week training program.
Elder Lewis's faithful studies in the Book of Mormon, Preach My Gospel and the 12-week training program will prepare him to be an inspired teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please encourage your son as he begins this challenging but extremely rewarding work. His gospel study and diligent obedience will help him teach effectively by the Spirit and to grow in his own testimony and conversion, which will be a foundation for his mission and also for the rest of his life.
Your son is encouraged to email his immediate family and his mission president every week on Monday, our preparation day.
We look forward to getting to know him and working with him in the great work of salvation in the Trinidad Port of Spain Mission. Thank you for sharing him with us!
President and Sister Egbert