I feel immensely honored to serve with your son in the São Paulo South Mission. I am delighted to have the opportunity to take care of these youth who are so special to you and our Heavenly Father. We have quickly come to love these hard-working and committed soldiers of the Lord. I am enchanted with their talents, their growth, their joy, and principally their trust in their Savior. They have taught me much in this short time and it is a privilege to serve among these angels of the Lord.
Your son, Elder Bingham, is doing a marvelous work; his effort and commitment is making all the difference in this mission. I am so grateful for the support that he is receiving from home – we count so much on you. Your encouragement from home has a powerful influence on him and this work. I am completely certain that you and your family will be blessed for your son’s service during this sacred time. You will soon have the privilege of seeing how the experiences your son has had on the mission have changed his very nature. Thank you for the sacrifice that you have made to let your son go for this short period of time so that other families can also be together forever.
The mission is a building moment in the foundation of your child's life, a time to follow in the path of discipleship, draw closer to the Savior, and to walk in His footsteps. He is building upon a firm foundation. As we read in Helaman 5:12, we are to be built upon the sure rock of our Savior Jesus Christ. The way in which he lives and works on the mission will greatly influence his future.
Once more, thank you so much for all the sacrifices you are making so that you son can help other people come unto Christ to one-day rest in His eternal glory with their loved ones.