Dear Parents of our Beloved Missionaries,
With Christmas just around the corner, we are sure you and your missionaries are looking forward to being able to visit. All missionaries are allowed one (1) hour to visit with their families. If parents do not live together, the missionaries will need to divide their time. The visit can be on the phone or on skype, whichever is more convenient, and your son or daughter's companion needs to be in the room at all times.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE encourage your missionary to share positive experiences. And please be positive with your missionary. Although all the missionaries look forward to these calls, for most it also ends up being very difficult emotionally afterward. If you talk about all the fun things you are doing, how much you miss your child, what they are missing out on, problems at home etc., your missionary will struggle for awhile after the call.
If you focus on missionary experiences, how proud you are of them, share uplifting stories of faith, and express gratitude for the their service, it will be much, much easier for your missionary after your visit. This is particularly important for those missionaries who have only a few months in the mission field.
We love your sons and daughters and are so thankful for them!! And we appreciate all your love and support. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas as you celebrate the birth of our Savior.
Presidente y Hermana Wagner