August 30, 2014
Dear Ahern Family,
We are happy to report that Sister Jenna Ahern has arrived safely in the Peru Lima West Mission after several weeks of intensive missionary and language training. She arrives in our midst accompanied by the many prayers you have offered for her welfare and safety. We thank you for your loving support of her service and encourage your continued prayers on her behalf. We now join your prayers with our own. We love her and are eager to serve with her. We sense in her spirit a tremendous desire to serve the Lord. She has been assigned to one of the best sisters in the mission who will help to polish the skills she has already acquired. She will grow to trust their experience and will develop tremendous love and respect for this first companionship in the field.
This new group of missionaries is a beautiful sight to behold, armed with a prophetic call to serve, and magnified by the spirit of the Holy Ghost. Attached is a photograph of her with the new arrivals of the mission. It is humbling to be in their presence. We extend our gratitude to you for sharing her with us. We will do all in our power to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of Peru.
The people of Peru are loving, kind, humble, and are responding to the gospel message in joyful ways. We recently celebrated the 100th stake in Peru. This is the Land of Lehi. Your daughter is helping to fulfill the promises made to that great prophet when he was assured by the Lord that his descendants would not be forgotten. She will be teaching the descendents of those children who sat upon the resurrected Savior´s knee. We bear witness that they have not been forgotten by the Lord. He is sending some of His most choice servants to find them and bring them back to His fold. Sister Ahern is one such servant.
Sister Ahern is very teachable and wants to give her best. She has a great attitude and excitement for missionary work. She will be a great asset to the other missionaries and to the Kingdom as it is established here. Thank you for preparing her to serve at this time, in this place, and in this way. We know that as she works hard, studies, prays, and humbly seeks the guidance of the Holy Ghost, miracles will unfold in her life and in the lives of those she teaches. We marvel at the miracles performed by the Lord as He magnifies our young missionaries as they bear His message in His vineyard. God bless them and you for sacrificing to become engaged in this noble cause.
With gratitude and love,
President and Sister Archibald
Peru Lima West Mission