Dear Brother and Sister Tonini,
We are so grateful to have Elder Tonini join us here in the California Riverside Mission! It was exciting to meet him at the airport. I had the opportunity to interview your missionary and we were able to hear his testimony before having dinner together. We have been impressed with his testimony and desire to serve. It has been a privilege to get to know him.
Elder Tonini is now hard at work in his new area, the Yucaipa Zone with his companion, Elder Chambers.
Preparation day is Monday; most missionaries choose to email their family on that day. We encourage you to write or email weekly as well. Thank you for keeping your letters positive, uplifting, and encouraging your son to work hard and take advantage of the time spent here in the work of the Lord. You may also keep updated with our mission events by looking at our blog at: riversidecaliforniamission.blogspot.com.
As we visited with your son, this is what he said about his family: "They are the most loving family. My siblings are the best and we love to serve."
We look forward to a wonderful experience together with your missionary. Thank you for preparing one worthy to serve. May God continue to bless you.
/s/ President Paul F. Smart