OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
160 00 Praha 6Czech Republic
Tel.: +(420) 224 322 215
Robert D. and Lori Petersen
719 East 2675 North
North Ogden, UTAH 84414
Dear Brother and Sister Petersen,
Elder Spencer E. Petersen has safely arrived in the Czech/Slovak Mission. Sister McConkie and I are impressed with your son and want to thank you for all that you have done in preparing this wonderful young man for his mission. In our estimation he is prepared and ready to “… preach the gospel to every creature that cometh under the sound of …(his) voice.” D&C 80:1.
Attached is a photograph of Elder Petersen which was taken today just after he arrived in Prague. After a good night’s rest, tomorrow he will be assigned a companion and an area in which to work. D&C 80:2-3. Elder Petersen will be a blessing to the Czech and Slovak people as he declares gospel truth. D&C 80:4. We love him and pledge our best efforts in directing his service here. We are confident that the Lord will stand with him in his service.
Your son has accepted a call that will change his life and the lives of those with whom he is serving. These first few months will be full of new and challenging experiences, and your support in the form of encouraging and uplifting letters will help him greatly.
Our greatest hope is that each missionary with whom we serve has the kind of mission experience that will establish the foundation for a lifetime of service and discipleship. Thank you for your willingness to share Elder Petersen with us.
With warmest regards,
James W. McConkie Sister Laurel S. McConkie
Prezident Česká/Slovenská misie