September 10, 2010
Family of Elder Barry Michael West
Please enjoy this photograph of Elder West, whom we had the joy of welcoming into our mission on September 07. We truly appreciate your efforts in preparing him according to the standards of the Lord now that the bar has been raised for missionaries entering the field of labor in Guatemala and everywhere in the world.
We require our elders and sisters to write home weekly. We would encourage you to do the same, as evidence of your support for his labors in this part of the Lord´s vineyard. It is important to encourage continuous spiritual progress, as we guide Elder West to become a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that he will know his doctrine and delight in teaching it.
If you need to contact me directly, my cellular phone number is (502) 5205-3294, and Sister Baldwin´s is (502) 5704-9525. We will gladly receive your call as the need arises.
Along with your missionary, we pray for your family´s safety and protection. Again, we will strive to teach and protect Elder West, so that he can have a wonderful mission serving the Lord Jesus Christ in Guatemala.
Richard A. Baldwin, Jr.