Dear Brother and Sister Richards,
At long last here are photos of your son; so sorry for the delay. Elder Richards arrived safely (but somewhat tired!) in the California Long Beach Mission around 10 am August 11. He spent most of the day here in the Mission Office learning mission policies and procedures, having lunch and meeting his new companion/trainer, Elder Anderson. They them left to begin their missionary work together in their area: Long beach 4th Ward, Bixby District of the Long Beach West Zone. Elder Anderson is a wonderful missionary and will give your son a good start. He cooks!!
Thank you for sending Elder Richards to serve the Lord with us here in California. This is a very special and wonderful mission. President and Sister Tew are loving and inspired leaders, who do a great job. We love them so much. Thank you also for your love and support.
If you ever feel a need to call or email us concerns or question, please feel welcome to do so. We will do our best to help.
With best wishes,