Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Letter from Autumn's Mission President and his wife!
Dear Parents of our Missionaries,
We have now been here in Oaxaca almost six months and we wanted to write and tell
you all how much we enjoy serving with your missionary sons and daughters. Of course, at first
everything was new to us and we had so much to learn to get accustomed to our new
surroundings here in Oaxaca. I’m sure it was also a little different for our missionaries to get
accustomed to a new Mission President and wife but they have all been so wonderful and have
welcomed us and helped us to learn the day‐to‐day proceedings of the mission.
We are so grateful to be here in Oaxaca, having this opportunity to serve as missionaries
with your sons and daughters. They are amazing and we are so grateful for their wonderful
missionary efforts.
The members here in Oaxaca are kind and helpful and take care of the missionaries as
they serve throughout the different mission areas. The state of Oaxaca is beautiful and we
have lots of work to do as we seek out those who the Lord has prepared to receive the
wonderful gospel message.
This is a land of joy and miracles as we strive to build the church here. Thank you so
much for your sacrifice and for the support that you give your missionary sons and daughters.
Be sure to continue to write weekly as they need to hear from you. The mission life is not
always easy but being engaged in this great work and giving daily service to the Lord is a happy
and rewarding feeling for them.
This is a wonderful time of year as we reflect on the humble birth and life of our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ. We recently completed presenting our Christmas program of messages
and songs to the members of each stake and district and to their non‐member friends
throughout the mission. The theme of this program was “Wise Men Seek Him Still”. What a
thrill for us to hear the missionaries bear testimony through song of their love for the Gospel
and their Savior Jesus Christ.
This week we will begin visiting with each zone to have Christmas dinner and a Family
Home Evening with them. We are excited to be with them during this special season.
Again, we thank you for all that you do. We wish you and your family a joyous holiday
season as we commemorate the birth and life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His
atoning sacrifice and love for us. May we seek to live as He lived and love one another as He
loves us.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
President and Sister Madsen
Mexico, Oaxaca Mission

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