We received a nice letter from McKayla's Mission Presidents wife. So nice of her to let us know she arrived safely to the Houston Texas South Mission.
We are pleased to let you know that your missionary has arrived safely in the Texas Houston South Mission, the best mission in the world!! They are happy and absolutely wonderful. President Ashton and I are thrilled to welcome them. This is the largest group of new missionaries we have welcomed—43 in all. The Lord is certainly hastening his work and it is a very exciting time to be involved in missionary work. We had a terrific afternoon and evening together on Tuesday. They received some training and practiced contacting. We also had dinner together and then we enjoyed a beautiful testimony meeting. Wednesday they received more training, met their trainers as well as many other missionaries, and then left to their areas to meet and teach the wonderful people of Houston. They come with such courage and strength. You should be very proud of them. We enjoyed getting to know them.