Saturday, October 25, 2014


Brother and Sister Dunn,

One of the great experiences for Sister Jacobsen and me is welcoming new missionaries as they arrive. They are anxious to accept their new life in the mission field. They bring with them a special spirit from the Missionary Training Center and are excited about exercising their newly found Gospel teaching skills.

Sister Jacobsen and I met your son, Elder Dunn, at the airport. We then took him and the other missionaries to the Mission Home for dinner, so we could become better acquainted and start our missionary orientation. Elder Dunn's first assignment is in the Grand Rapids 2 area with his companion, Elder


. Your letters are to be sent to:

Elder Braxtyn Cord Dunn2516 Normandy Dr SE Apt #304-CGrand Rapids, MI 49506USA

May the Lord bless you and your family for supporting your son in his missionary work. Your love and encouragement are vital to his success. A weekly letter from home is so appreciated and should be positive and uplifting. On the other hand, too frequent communication, phone calls, or personal visits are distracting, and cause the missionary to lose his focus. We ask that phone calls be limited to Christmas and Mother's Day.  We discourage personal visits from family and friends. We know that you will find a special spirit in your home and in your heart as you share this mission together.

We are pleased to serve with your son and know he will be a great blessing to the work of our Heavenly Father.  Thank you for sending him. We will look after, take care of, and love him in every way possible while he serves the Lord. Should you have questions or concerns about your son, please call me.


Michael V. Jacobsen, PresidentMichigan Lansing Mission

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