We got an email from the mission president today. What is the first thing Erin and I do… Well, we look up his address on Google Earth. Interesting. I bet Chance's eyes are as wide as saucers and his head is spinning! Well, one thing is for sure, he will learn gratitude. I will put some of the pictures below so that you can see where he is residing. I put a picture of President and Sister Anderson below as well.
I did a Google search on the area and there is a corner not to far from Chance's place that is rated the #1 recreational drug corner in America. I am sure he will be fine and the mission would not put him in harms way, but please remember to mention Chance's safety in your prayers. Monday is his P day. We are looking forward to getting en email and maybe some pictures from him then. I will post them when I get them.
1 November 2013
Parents of: Elder Owen
This week Sister Anderson and I have had the thrill of welcoming your son to the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. He has arrived safely and we have enjoyed becoming acquainted with him .
Yesterday, Elder Owen was assigned his first companion and trainer, Elder Shamo. Below is their address; we invite you to please write or email Elder Owen weekly with positive, uplifting information and experiences to encourage him in his missionary efforts. Your expressions of love and interest in him will not only bless his life here in Philadelphia, but will cement relationships of trust forever. As instructed by the leaders of the Church, we ask that you not telephone or visit Elder Owen during his mission unless I have been informed in advance. He will have my permission to call on Mother's Day and Christmas. You should feel free to contact Sister Anderson at any time.
We know the Lord will bless you as He does all who make the necessary sacrifices to allow their loved ones to serve in these great callings. If we can ever be of any service or assistance to you or your son, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for the privilege of serving with Elder Owen.
Best personal regards,
T. Gary Anderson
President, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission
Elder Chance Christopher Owen
3311 Kip St.Philadelphia, PA 19134USA