Sister Orme’s safe arrival
Dear Brother and Sister Orme,
Recently Sister Gilbert and I had the choice opportunity of meeting your daughter at the airport and welcoming her to Busan. Even though her flight had been lengthy and she had little chance to sleep, she was still cheerful and smiling.
We have been anticipating her arrival and it was wonderful to finally meet her. We spent two days together and had an opportunity to visit privately together in the Mission Home. We also enjoyed a very spiritual training period where Sister Orme expressed her desire to serve the Savior and the Korean people.
Sister Orme was also able to meet her new companion who is an outstanding missionary and an excellent trainer. We know that they will grow together in service and love as they teach investigators and members in their new area.
Missionary work in the Busan Mission is new and exciting, and our missionaries find great rewards in serving the Lord here. Sister Orme will learn much about herself, our Savior Jesus Christ and His gospel as she serves with all her heart, might, mind and strength in the Lord’s work. She will come to understand her role as a disciple of Christ. (3Ne. 5:13)
We are grateful for her willingness and her worthiness to serve. We thank you for preparing her and for sharing her with the Korea Busan Mission. We know that her devoted efforts will richly bless the lives of your family.
We thank you for your support and ask you to write regular encouraging letters and send faith promoting experiences to her . We know that as Sister Orme works with all her heart, might, mind and strength she will have a most amazing missionary experience. We know you will experience the miracle that is missionary work through your daughter’s fine and diligent efforts.
Packages from home are always welcome and most products will arrive safely and not incur any customs fees. Please do not send beef jerky, it would be confiscated, and it is available here for purchase at Costco. We have also found that sending packages by international mail is generally preferable to using international courier services such as FedEx or DHL. Courier packages come to the street address of the mission home and there are times when no one is available to sign for them. Courier packages are also much more likely to be subjected to greater customs scrutiny, delay, storage fees, etc. US International Priority Mail is fast and provides several fixed-price boxes that do not have specific weight restrictions. We check with our post office every day, so if you use the post office box address below, your package will be picked up immediately and delivered quickly and safely:
Sister (First Name and Last Name)
Korea Busan Mission
Dongnae PO Box 73
Sister Gilbert and I are honored to stand beside these tremendous young men and women in this sacred calling. Thank you again for your sacrifice and service. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and your family and keep you ever in His watchful care.
Lynn A. Gilbert
Korea Busan Mission President