Saturday, May 11, 2013

Letter from Mission President on April 10, 2013, the day Ben arrived at the Mission Home in Toronto

197 County Court Blvd Ste #203
Brampton, ON
L6W 4P6

Phone: 905-452-7484

10 April 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Warner
5565 Cora Way
Taylorsville, UT 84129

Dear Brother and Sister Warner,

We are grateful to receive your son, Elder Benjamin Warner as a new missionary in the Canada Toronto Mission.  We are including a picture that we took with him at the mission home when he arrived.  His testimony and enthusiasm for the work are evident.  As his mission president and wife, we thank you for the sacrifice that was made to prepare him to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  As parents who have sent children on missions, we recognize the feelings involved in sending a son or daughter on a full-time mission for the Lord.

A dedicated service to the Lord brings many blessings to many people.  As a full-time servant of the Lord, Elder Warner will be blessed with a greater knowledge of the gospel, as well as a stronger testimony.  He will touch the hearts of many people, and those whom he will teach will be able to change their lives as they receive the peace and knowledge that comes through the gift and power of the Holy Ghost.  King Mosiah related the comforting message from the Lord that he received when he inquired about sending his sons into the service of the Lord: “Let them go up, for many shall believe on their words, and they shall have eternal life.” (Mosiah 28:7).  The Lord relates in Doctrine and Covenants 84:80-85 that His Elders and Sisters will be taken care of well.  It requires a lot of faith, but we know that the Lord is watching over us all.

After prayerful consideration, Elder Easton Smith, one of the outstanding missionaries in the mission has been called to be your son’s first companion and trainer.  Elder Warner’s current address is:

3701 Riverside Drive East #202W
Windsor, ON
N8Y 4W5

We are sure that Elder Warner will love his mission as he stays dedicated and focused on the Lord’s work.  We promise to love and care for him.  We testify of the truthfulness of this marvellous work of bringing souls to a knowledge of the Savior.

Serving a full time mission can be the most significant and rewarding experience in a young person’s life.  It is rigorous and challenging and requires great spiritual focus.  Successful and happy missionaries abide by a strict code of conduct and obedience.  Thank you for supporting and sustaining your missionary in this great work.

Once again, we thank you for the faith you have shown to the Lord and the sacrifices that you are making.  We feel it a great privilege and responsibility to care for your missionary while he serves the Lord and pray daily for his happiness, well being, and success.

With love and gratitude,
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Brent L. Scott


 Elder Warner entering the Mission Home for the first time.
 Elder Smith & Elder Warner (Ben's first companion)
 Sister Anne Scott, Elder Benjamin Warner, President Brent Scott
New Elders & Sisters with their companions and the Mission President & Mission Mom

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