Monday, September 26, 2016

Hello from Elder Stiles

I've been wanting to write you an email ever since I finished training
your son and left Mannheim. The time that I spent with Elder Rogers
has been the best two transfers of my whole mission, and I loved every
second of it. He is an incredible missionary! When I found out that I
would be training, I prayed so hard to have a diligent, fun new
missionary to work with, and he was honestly an even better companion
than I had hoped for. He not only works hard, but also makes the work
fun. And his testimony of the Book of Mormon is so powerful! He told
me that during our time together, he was reading the Book of Mormon
from cover to cover for the first time. His testimony of the
truthfulness of the Book of Mormon grew, and then he shared that
testimony with people we meet on the street and in appointments. Your
son has such a powerful testimony, and the Spirit felt while he shares
it is incredible! He told me a lot about your family during our time
together, and he looks up to and loves both of you so much. He is also
very grateful for the awesome siblings that he has. I know that you
have a wonderful family by the way that Elder Rogers talked about you
and by the type of missionary that he is.

Your son has become one of my best friends. President Holland said
that your mission companions will become your life long best friends,
and that is definitely true for me and Elder Rogers. I just barely got
asked to serve as an office elder and I had the chance to go down to
the Heidelberg zone to deliver some things and I got to see your son
again, and that honestly made my day! I am definitely looking forward
to hanging out with him after the mission and hopefully also getting
to meet you and your family. I just wanted to thank you for raising
such an awesome son and for supporting him in his calling. He has had
such a positive influence on me and I am so grateful for that. I know
that he will continue to see miracles as he serves faithfully.

I hope you and your family have a great week and that all goes well!

Love,
Elder Stiles

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