Brazil MTC September 26 2012

28 09 2012

Brazil MTC September 26 2012


Elder Fischer Arrives at the Brazil MTC

28 09 2012

We received a wonderful letter from the President of the Brazil MTC on Wednesday informing us of Zack’s safe arrival. They also included a picture of the group of missionaries entering the MTC that day. They look remarkably well and happy for traveling all through the night on their 10 hour flight from Atlanta to Sao Paulo Brazil. Elder Fischer did call me from the Atlanta airport to let me know that he had met up with 14 other Elders and 1 Sister who were all traveling to Brazil with him. He sounded happy and excited and said they had a wonderful dinner together. We should receive our 1st email on either Tuesday or Wednesday and I will post it here on his blog site. Thanks to all who have helped Elder Fischer prepare for his mission!

Dear Parents,

We are happy to send the good news that your missionary has arrived safely at the Brazil MTC. What a great joy and privilege it is to greet each missionary as they come through the front door of the MTC for the first time. We promise to take good care of your missionary.

They now have companions and are settled into their rooms. They are assigned to a district with capable and caring instructors for language and lesson study. The branch presidents and their wives, will soon give them a second greeting. These couples are rewarded in their callings through the love they always develop as they embrace and watch over the missionaries.

The MTC has a full time live-in physician to care for their health needs. He is assisted by his able wife. We are also happy to report that the Cafeteria food is abundant and very good.

Your missionary will be able to e-mail home on Preparation Day after a morning at the Temple. This will be either Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on individual assignments.

Your very important young person is about to make an eternal difference in the lives of others. We hope you will be encouraged and comforted by this quote by President Lorenzo Snow: “ There is no mortal man that is as interested in the success of an Elder when he is preaching the Gospel as is the Lord who sent him to preach to the people who are the Lord’s children”.

Please accept our love,

President Ralph Degn and Sister Mary Ann Degn

ADDITIONAL information . . .

DO not send packages to the Brazil Missionary Training Center. All packages must be sent directly to the mission where your missionary will be serving, not the MTC. If you have already mailed a package to the Brazil MTC and it arrives after your missionary has left for the field, please understand that the package cannot be forwarded to his or her mission and will be returned to you.

WE Strongly eNCOURAGE sENDING HAND WRITTEN LETTERS. Please write your missionary´s first and last name. Your missionary will provide you with his district and box number.

Elder Fischer Has Been Called to Serve

13 09 2012

Dear Elder Fischer: You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Brazil Belem Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months. You should report to the Brazil Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Portuguese language.