Dear Brother and Sister Ridings:
We are happy to report that your son, Elder James Davis Ridings arrived safely in Bangkok today. He is tired but in good spirits and is anxious to begin laboring in the Lord’s vineyard in Thailand. We are thrilled to have him as a missionary in the Thailand Bangkok Mission family. Your son will be oriented today by the Office Couple, Elder and Sister Meeker, the Mission Assistants and also Sister Senior and I. Then he will have his first experience street contacting in the area. He will have dinner in the evening at President and Sister Senior’s home. We have reserved a hotel room for him and his companion this evening.
Elder Ridings will receive his first assignment tomorrow at transfer meeting. Preparation day will be on Monday and he will be able to email you each week. I am sure he will have much to share regarding his experiences in Thailand, missionary activities and his first Sunday in his assigned area.
President and Sister Senior