Arrival letter from President Irwin
26 October 2010
Dear Brother and Sister Williams,
We have welcomed your son, Elder Adam Gregory Williams, to the Czech Prague mission. We have attached a photo of him with us, which was taken today just after he arrived here in Prague, along with a picture of him with the missionary group that he came with. Elder Williams will bless this mission greatly with his enthusiasm and dedication. We love him and pledge our best efforts in directing his service here.
Your son, Elder Williams, has accepted a call that will change his life and the lives of those with whom he is serving. These first few months will be full of new and challenging experiences, and your support in the form of encouraging and uplifting letters will help him greatly.
Our greatest hope is that each missionary has a positive and growing experience, which will help give him a foundation for a lifetime of service to others. We appreciate the time you have spent raising your son to be such a responsible young man. We thank you for your willingness to share him with us.
With warmest regards,
David R. Irwin
President, Czech Prague Mission
Adam arrived in Prague Monday evening our time-it was Tuesday morning Czech time. They had a busy day Tuesday. The secretary there emailed me and said,
"Elder Williams and the rest of his group are on a Prague walk right now to see some of Prague while they are here. They will get to see the Prague castle and Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, etc. You can put those places into “google” on the internet so you can see how beautiful those sites are. They will be leaving tomorrow to go to Slovakia. Elder Williams is such a kind and loving person. We are sure everyone is going to love him and that he will do a great work in Slovakia."
After the tour they were to go out and speak to people on the street. When Adam called us Monday morning, he spoke his introduction of himself in Slovic-which sounded great to us so we asked what he will say to after he introduces himself and he said he will look at his trainer to take over from there!
So by now, he should be in Slovakia! We shall find out what city he is in and who his companion is when he emails next week...