Dear Parents of our missionaries,
With the approch of Christmas time, I thought I'd offer some personal views. The sooner you send the packages, the more asured you can be that your missionary will have them for the big day.
With the advent of the new Conference directives, we are not scheduled to have Zone Conferences until January. However President and I feel that is too long to go without seeing our missionaries and we needed to do something special for them for Christmas. So we are planning a special mini conference for each area so that we can share feelings we have for the special gift of our Savior's birth. On that day we will deliver packages that arrive to the Office and we are planning a special meal for all the missionaries.
Our schedule will be as follows:
Dec 6 -Peten Zone
Dec 7 Coban /Polochic Zones
Dec 8 Zones in Capital (Victorias, Molino, Alameda, Atlantico, Esperanza).
It has been our sad experience that very few of our Latino missionaries receive mail from home, let alone packages. If you would like to do something special to help your missionary's relationship with his/her Latino/a companion, a small package, we know, would be a marvelous gesture of love from you both. Suggestions could include, socks, shirts, ties, scriptures, bic pencils, treats (they LOVE American candy)
Our mailing address:
Mision Guatemala Ciudad Norte
Apartado Numero 951A
Guatemala Guatemala C.A.
Christmas calls , the following is from the missionary manual:
Take care that calls do not pull your thoughts away from your service or create a financial problem for your family. Keep them short (no longer than 30 or 40 min). p. 37