15 September 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Steve W. Rife
1732 N. 1050 W.
Provo, UT 84604
Dear Brother & Sister Rife,
It is with pleasure we welcome your son, Elder Tyler Steven Rife, to the England Leeds
Mission. We find him prepared and committed to serve the Lord and to share the
message of the Restored Gospel.
Your son's first companion is Elder Ferguson who was prayerfully selected to ensure the
best introduction to missionary work for Elder Rife. They will be serving in the Leeds 5
Area in the Leeds B Zone. We are confident their relationship will be a mutual blessing.
Weekly encouragement from home will certainly help inspire Elder Rife's missionary effort.
We encourage you to write him once a week with your letters uplifting in spirit. Please let
other family and friends know how important it is to write positive, encouraging letters that
support missionary work. Your son's permanent address is now:
Elder Tyler Steven Rife
England Leeds Mission
Lister House, Lister Hill
Leeds LS18 5AZ
You can send letters and packages to your son's flat address, but make sure you
remember transfers happen every six weeks. Families and friends are asked to not visit
or call their missionaries in the field. Such calls and visits will undermine the effectiveness
of missionaries and their companions. Please feel free to call the mission president in the
event of an emergency at home. Missionaries are not to call home without the president's
Any anxiety of the missionary about finances will hinder the work. Please do not send
excess funds, too much money can be as detrimental as not enough. Personal, practical
and inexpensive gifts from home for birthdays or Christmas are permitted but adding
money to their personal funds is more cost effective. However, because missionaries
move frequently, and space is very limited; large, heavy or unnecessary items are
discouraged. Your missionary is limited to two bags and a briefcase. The best gifts are
consumables, such as ties, socks, small personal items, and goodies.
I want you to know that Sister Pilkington and I consider it a privilege to serve with your son
and promise to help all we can, and strive to direct his efforts in the Lord's way. We are
available at all times, and Elder Rife's physical, emotional and spiritual welfare is of utmost
importance to us.
Tyler with his mission president and his wife
President and Sister Pilkington
Elder Rife and Elder Fergurson
Not sure if this is their whole group in the England Leeds Mission or if it is like Kynsie's mission....
if could have been just the group of new incoming missionaries!
(A question I'll have to ask Tyler when he gets home, I guess!)