You son has arrived safely in the mission and has received his first assignment. We enclose a picture of Elder Porritt with my wife and me. We are so pleased to have him in the Ghana Kumasi Mission and we appreciate your efforts in preparing him for this mission.
His first assignment will be with Elder Snow in the Techiman zone. We are grateful for his willingness to dedicate this time to the Lord and know he will come to love his service here. We have taught him that he is literally the representative of Jesus Christ to the people in his area. We have promised him that as he strives to do what the Savior would do each day, he will steadily become more like Him.
After the general training your son received in the Missionary Training Center (MTC), personal tutoring in the field begins. The training of new missionaries is critical to the success of their mission. Experienced missionaries are selected after much contemplation and prayer and assigned to be trainers. They are equipped with special resources to accomplish this important task.
Thank you for sharing Elder Porritt with us. We consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to serve with him and will delight to see him progress spiritually as he learns to love and serve our Heavenly Father's children here in Ghana.
Michael L. Cosgrave
Elder Snow & Elder Porritt 1st companionship in the Field.