Dear Parents of our Wonderful Missionaries,
We would like to introduce ourselves. We are Don and Melonie Mullen the new mission presidents of the Washington Spokane Mission; the best mission in the world. We are from Orem, Utah. We have 5 children: Meghan is 23, she returned from the Bucharest Romania Mission in Dec and goes to BYU, Ryan is 22 and returned from the Budapest Hungary Mission Sept 1 and is going to BYU he just got married to a wonderful girl named Marrissa, Andrea is 19 and goes to UVU, Nathan and Jordan are 17and will be seniors in high school. Andrea, Jordan and Nathan all came with us to Spokane, but Andrea will go back to Utah to go to school in the fall and Na and Jo will be attending Central Valley High School here.
We have been in the mission field for 2 weeks now and it has been a wonderful whirlwind. We have been able to meet every missionary and have conducted interviews for over half of them. And we just wanted to let you know what a fantastic group of fine young men and women we have here in the Spokane Washington Mission. I guess it would make sense to have the best missionaries be in the best mission of the church.
We are very excited to serve with these fine young men and women. Their desire to serve the Lord is truly inspiring. They are hard working, obedient, faith filled missionaries, willing to follow and listen to the spirit. We couldn't ask for more and we feel very blessed to be serving with them. We love these missionaries and we are committed to serving them and the Lord the very best we can.
We appreciate you as their parents. We know missionary work is demanding and hard but also character and testimony building, faith promoting, satisfying and fulfilling. It is sacred work and a sacred time in their lives. We appreciate your hard work and support on their behalf. Thank you for all you are doing and will do to help them be their best and do their best in the work of the Lord. They couldn't do it without you. We know that they are a precious treasure that you have entrusted to us for this short period of time. We will love them and care for them as if they were our own. We know the Lord blesses each of us as we serve him. We hope you can feel and see the blessings of the Lord in your life and in the life of your missionary.
With much love,
President and Sister Mullen