October 11, 2013
Dear Family of Elder Washburn,
We are pleased to inform that your son has arrived safe and sound and smiling to the Chile Osorno Mission. It was a pleasure for us to greet your son upon his arrival and feel his desire to serve. Enclosed is a picture that we took with him shortly after his arrival. After a short period of orientation regarding mission procedures, customs of the country, etc., we assigned Elder Washburn to work in the city of Villarrica with Elder Renshaw as his companion. Your son's address during his time in the mission will be:
Elder Philip Washburn
Sister Rappleye and I love our missionaries and are truly happy to have the opportunity to work with Elder Washburn. We appreciate your willingness to share him with us as he works as a missionary and ambassador for the Lord in Chile. Sharing the gospel with these deserving children of our Father in Heaven will certainly bring great joy and satisfaction to him, and to you as well. Thank you so much for helping him get to this point.
Please write him regularly–at least once a week. Your love, interest, and support will be of great help to him. Should there be any emergency or if you desire information regarding any urgent situation, please feel free to contact the Missionary Department in Salt Lake City rather than go to the expense of phoning the mission here in Chile.
The missionary work is progressing rapidly here in southern Chile, and I hope that you will share in his exciting mission experience as Elder Washburn writes to you weekly and keeps you informed of his challenges and achievements and experiences.
President John E. Rappleye
Chile Osorno Mission
|Elder Washburn and Elder Renshaw with President and Sister Rappleye|