Dear Brother & Sister Horne,
This week Sister Schaefermeyer and I have had the thrill of welcoming your son to the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. He has arrived safely and we have enjoyed becoming acquainted with him. Elder Matthew James Horne was assigned his first companion and trainer. We invite you to please write or email Elder Horne weekly with positive, uplifting information and experiences to encourage him in his missionary efforts. Your expressions of love and interest in him will not only bless his life here in Philadelphia, but will cement relationships of trust forever. As instructed by the leaders of the Church, we ask that you not telephone or visit Elder Horne during his mission unless I have been informed in advance. He will have my permission to call on Mother’s Day and Christmas.
We know the Lord will bless you as He does all who make the necessary sacrifices to allow their loved ones to serve in these great callings. If we can ever be of any service or assistance to you or your son, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for the privilege of serving with Elder Horne.
Best personal regards,
William A. Schaefermeyer
President, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission