11 December 2013
Dear Brother and Sister Smith,
I am pleased to inform you that your son, Elder David Spencer Smith has arrived in the South Africa Johannesburg Mission and he is doing wonderfully. We are delighted to have him serving with us in the Mission. Elder Smith will serve initially in the Johannesburg 3 Area of the Johannesburg Zone. His companion and trainer is Elder Manuel Matos Bautista, from Venezuela. Attached are 2 pictures we thought you might enjoy. One is of him with Sis. Omer and me, and the other is of him with his new companion.
Uplifting and supportive letters from home are important to missionaries. We encourage you to write or e-mail your son weekly.
We appreciate your support of your missionary and thank you for sharing him with the South Africa Johannesburg Mission.
S. Craig Omer, President
South Africa Johannesburg Mission