Thursday, May 9, 2013

Abbi is alive and well in the Philippines!

We were able to talk to Abbi for about 30 minutes before she boarded her plane from Salt Lake to LA to Hong Kong and finally Manilla!  She was so excited! There was a group of 6 missionaries who she flew with, 4 of which were going to her same mission.  Not too long after that we received a message from her Mission President saying that she had arrived safely.  We also found out that her first area she has been assigned is SAN AGUSTIN in the TAUGTOG District, IBA Zone.  Her new companion is Sister Alvero!

Her Mission President urged the family to write her once a week, but I don't think she would complain about getting more letters from friends. ;)  It's so easy to send her a letter through pouch mail on Dear Elder (hint: there's a link on the sidebar); the mail gets overnighted every Sunday night and I think she should receive it that Tuesday.


Philippines Olongapo Mission
Km. 140 National Highway, Mangan-Vaca
2209, Subic, Zambales

9 May 2013 

Dear Brother and Sister Rossberg,

We were delighted with the safe arrival of your daughter, Sister Abigail Rossberg here in the Olongapo Mission. She is excited about her mission and enthusiastic about entering the Lord's service in this area.  She has had an orientation session and is now serving in her first assignment with her companion.

Sister Rossberg has been assigned to San Agustin Area, Taugtog District in the Iba Zone. Her companion is Sister Vivian Alvero.  The enclosed map will help you to locate this area and enable you to follow each future transfer.

We urge you to write your daughter each week.  Please include encouraging news of family events and achievements, spiritual experiences and other matters which will bring joy and deeper commitment.  Family problems or other matters which she does not need to know can only bring worry or concern. In emergency cases or special situations you can send a letter to me and I will inform the missionary.

All mail should be sent to the address listed above.  Packages sent through the Postal Service should be sent to the same address. Pouch is available in the United States.  If you need address for pouch or how to do it, please contact me by email. Please do not use Fed Ex or any other mail service because it is expensive to receive the packages.  Be aware that packages sent containing foodstuffs will be attacked by rodents during shipping.  Pack accordingly.  Enclosing your package completely with tape is recommended.

This is a wonderful mission and your daughter is in for one of the greatest experiences of her life.  With your support and encouragement she will mature and progress beyond your expectations. She will develop a great love for her fellow missionaries as they strive to teach a better way of life, and the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with your daughter.  We assure you that we will do all we can do to see that she has a fulfilling mission.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you or your daughter.  We love your missionary and want this mission to be a great experience for your entire family.

May the Lord's blessings be with you.


Roberto Bayobo Querido
Philippines Olongapo Mission                                                    
Mission President

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