"Wherefore, I the Lord ask you this question - Unto what were ye ordained? To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth."
-D&C 50:13-14

Monday, June 21, 2010

Letter from President & Sister Colton

Dear Parents of Florida Tampa Missionaries,
It is with love and appreciation that we thank you for the wonderful sons and daughters you have sent to serve in the Florida Tampa Mission. We recognize the years of training and preparation you have invested in your children to help them become the fine people they are. It has been our greatest blessing to serve with them in the work of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are eternally grateful for this privilege.
One of the many opportunities we have savored is seeing the missionaries arrive in the mission field often uncertain and unsure of themselves. Over the course of their service we see their transformation into confident and steadfast men and women of God. It is an extraordinary experience to see their personal growth and the great service they render. As they depart the mission at the conclusion of their service, their countenance actually glows. We will cherish forever being apart of this mighty work and will long treasure the relationships we have cultivated in the process.
As you may know, a new mission president and his wife have been called to take the reins of the mission. They are President Bruce and Carolyn Summerhays. The Summerhays' are both excited and eager to meet the missionaries and continue to move the work forward. The Florida Tampa Mission will be in good hands.
May the blessings of the Lord be with you.
President and Sister Colton

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