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Monday, February 15, 2016

How to Start Writing to a Missionary

Dear bro Jo,

I am wanting to write a missionary, but I am wondering should I ask him before I write him?

If so what should I say?

And what are some good things to write him about?

Thanks!

- M




Dear M,

You don't have to ask permission to write a missionary - just write him!

And then only write again after he writes you (and not immediately after) or once two months have passed.

Keep your initial letters casual and encouraging.

Ask the missionary lots of questions about what the mission is like, what they're learning, and how the work is going.

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

Thanks Bro Jo!

My only dilemma is:  how to start writing him.

Should I ask his sister for his address?

How should I start the letter?

What do I talk about in the first letter?

Do I start writing him in the field? Or in the MTC?

Thanks for the time spacing idea for letters!

What a great way to stay in touch without becoming the focus of his mission.

Sorry for all of the questions!

And I appreciate you sharing tour knowledge on the subject!

- M




Dear M,

A letter in the MTC is fine.

 And, even if you don't hear back from him while he's there, one a month or two after he's in the field is okay, too.

Missionaries tend to make their addresses public knowledge. I bet you'll find both his MTC address and his mission home address on his Facebook page and in his ward bulletin.

If you don't, there's nothing wrong with asking his sister.

The first letter is no different than any other letter.

Be Kind, Be Encouraging, and Keep It Short.

- Bro Jo




Dear Bro Jo,

Thanks Bro Jo!

Ha ha ha obviously this is a first for me.

Thanks again!

- M



Dear M,

Anytime.

Remember, all Good Habits had to start somewhere.

- Bro Jo

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