This is a letter from the Mission President of the Uganda Kampala Mission. It was received after Brandon arrived in Uganda.
9 June 2011
Dear Brother and Sister Winters.
We want you to know that our son,Elder Brandon Winters, has arrived in the Uganda Kampala, Mission. I was very pleased to note the preparation,worthiness and commitment of your son to be obedient and to serve the Lord honorably. He spent his first day at the mission home where we had lots of special training and food.
Elder Winters is a choice young elder, eager to be an excellent missionary. His Testimony is strong and I am honored to have him serve in our mission. Elder Winters is laboring in the Walukuba District with an excellent trainer, Elder Butawo. Sister Jackson and I will see Elder Winters in a timely manner at Zone Conferences, and I will have an interview with him on those occasions. This is a wonderful mission and know that Elder Winters will have an interview with him on those occasions. This is a wonderful mission and I know that Elder Winters will be successful. We pledge to keep our eyes and hearts open to his needs.
Telephone contacts and personal visits to missionaries by friends and relatives are inappropriate and contrary to long standing Church policy. Full-Time missionaries have made a commitment to devote their full time and attention to proclaiming the gospel, and any such contacts during the time they are serving detracts from their effectiveness. We invite you to write to Elder Winters regularly. Mail should be addressed to Elder Brandon Winters, Pouch, c/o The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Uganda Kampala Mission P.O. Box 30150, Salt Lake City UT 84130-0150.
Thank you for teaching, nurturing and sending forth this fine young Elder. He will serve the Lord, honor the Winters family and other loved ones. We will encourage him to write home every week, but the mail will be slow, so be patient. The Missionary Department has authorized E-Mail to the family once a week and we are grateful for this added blessing. May the Lord bless you with peace and assurance that all is in His hands.
President Eric C. Jackson
Uganda Kampala Mission.