Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sept 2, 2014 Arrived safely in Zambia.

Dear Family,

We are so pleased to report that Elder Hiltbrand has arrived safely in the Zambia, Lusaka Mission. He is a choice young man and eager to be an excellent missionary. We were very pleased to note the preparation, worthiness and commitment he has to be obedient and to serve the Lord. We know that as he serves the people, he will learn to love them and they will love him. His testimony is strong and we are honored to have him in our mission.

Elder Hiltbrand will be laboring in the Blantyre, Malawi Zone, with an excellent trainer, Elder Chiliza.

Sister Erickson and I will see him at least every four to six weeks at Zone Conference and I will have an interview with him on those occasions. 

The mission home address is:
Zambia Lusaka Mission,  14038 Katima Mulilo Road,  Lusaka, Zambia 10101.
Mail and packages can be sent here.  Providing us with a tracking number will sometimes expedite your packages arriving here.  You can email us the tracking number of your packages.

Uplifting and supportive letters from home are important to missionaries. We encourage you to write or email your son weekly. Large packages are unnecessary and difficult for us to disperse. Most everything can be purchased here if your son needs additional items.
Thank you for teaching, nurturing and sending forth this fine young man to serve the Lord and honor his family and other loved ones. May the Lord bless you with peace and assurance that all is in His hands.

Yours Sincerely,
President and Sister Erickson

President and Sister Erikson with Grant in Zambia

Well we get another 5 minutes or so to email now that we made it to Zambia! So for the past 12 days we've probably gotten hmm... 35 minutes of email time total?  But that's fine actually because there's not tooo much to say since we've been working hard at the MTC and haven't met any investigators or anything!  We started calling the MTC the spirit prison towards the end of our 12 days there because with only 8 missionaries there and it being such a small MTC and just sitting in classes all day, it starts to feel a bit like a prison..but a good prison!  I learned a ton and my testimony was strengthened and I just feel like I now have what it takes to really be a great missionary!  I'm extremely excited to really start my mission now that I've arrived in Zambia!

Love you all  
Elder Grant Alan Hiltbrand