Monday, September 8, 2014

Letter from Nicaragua Managua South Mission President - September 8, 2014

The following letter was received by Elder Copeland's family from the Mission President and his wife:

  Monday, September 08, 2014

 Dear Brother and Sister Copeland:

Elder Connor Copeland arrived safely in the Nicaragua Managua South Mission and was assigned to serve with Elder Regalizo, in the Granada area of our mission.  We are attaching a photograph of your missionary with us taken on arrival morning. 
 Pres. and Sister Bryan and Peggy Russell with Elder Copeland
 Elder Regalizo with Elder Copeland

Elder Copeland has been given the following email address:  Missionaries are only allowed to use their “” email accounts on preparation days and their time on the computer is very limited.  Our preparation days are typically on Monday unless some unusual schedule requires a temporary shift to Tuesday.  This is the day when your missionary will write home and when they will read your uplifting and encouraging emails.  Please be careful not to share news that will cause your missionary undue worry or stress.  Write uplifting and praising emails to strengthen and encourage your missionary.  Share spiritual experiences or scripture study moments.  We have found that wonderful emails from home greatly help a missionary and that no letters from home can have devastating effects.  Please do not be the family who forgets to write to their missionary!

Should you desire to send your missionary a handwritten letter or a package, here is the Mission address:
Nicaragua Managua Sur Misión, De la Retonda del Periodista, 150 vrs al Sur Ofiplaza Suite 725, Managua, Managua, Nicaragua.   

We also have an AP Box where you may send letters or packages:  AP 3527, Managua, Nicaragua. Please be sure to write your missionary’s full name on their letter or package.

We have had the best experience with missionaries receiving boxes intact when sent by US Postal Service. Packages sent by other means (Fedex, UPS, DHL and others) often get stuck in customs. The missionary and the mission do not have the financial resources nor the available time to obtain the packages from customs and pay the extra fees.

We are committed to the spiritual and physical well-being of our missionaries. We will do all we can to provide inspired opportunities that increase your missionary’s testimony and help him to develop a deeper appreciation for the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

We are very pleased and honored to have Elder Copeland as part of the Nicaragua Managua South Mission.  Thank you for all you have done to prepare and provide for your missionary.  We pray daily for the care and safety of our missionaries and their families.  We know Elder Copeland’s service will bring great blessings to your family.

Bryan G. Russell
Peggy Russell
Mission President                                                                                                        

1 comment:

  1. Hello! My name is Abby Hegewald and I live in San Clemente, CA. My son, Ben, is traveling to Nicaragua this summer for a surf trip and if possible would like to combine it with his Eagle project. He would like to reach out to a Stake President or Bishop in the area to determine specific needs of the Saints. I was hoping that you could provide an email address for Pres. Russell, so he could put us in the right direction. Thank you in advance for your help. I hope your son is loving his mission in Nicaragua.