Saturday, July 26, 2014
I Made it to Sweden and Letter from President to My Parents
AV SISTA DAGARS HELIGE
26 July, 2014
Dear Brother and Sister Israelsen,
We met your son, Elder Jacob Owen Israelsen, this past week as he arrived in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been a delight to become acquainted with him.
The next morning, your son attended an early Swedish Breakfast Buffet at the Scandic Hotel. He then departed the hotel for the nearby Täby Chapel where the Assistants, Sister Beckstrand and I provided training. After a Testimony Meeting, a Swedish luncheon was served after which the new elders and their companions travelled to their assigned area in the Mission.
Attached is information on the mailing address for letters and packages. This information will help your packages arrive in a timely manner. Please share this mailing address information with relatives and friends that may be writing or sending packages. Traditionally, Preparation Day is held on Monday in the Sweden Stockholm Mission. This is the day you can expect to receive an email from your son. We encourage you to also communicate weekly with your son as correspondence from home can be a great source of faith and support for this sacred work in which he is engaged.
I bear my witness that this is the work of our Savior Jesus Christ, and it is a sacred responsibility to wear his name above my heart. I am grateful for all you have done to prepare your son and for the sacrifices you have made and are making to support him as he continues in his labors. May our Heavenly Father’s most generous blessings be with you and yours.
With respect and kind regards,
James E. Beckstrand
James E. Beckstrand, President
SWEDEN STOCKHOLM MISSION