Dear Cahoon Family,
We are delighted to report that your son, Elder Cahoon, arrived safely at the mission home in Brisbane, Australia! Your son is an impressive man filled with the missionary spirit; we are thrilled that he will be serving with us in this great mission. Elder Cahoon has an excellent trainer, Elder Cadiang, and they will learn much serving together in the Rockhampton Zone.
This Zone is a plane ride away. We put him on a plane last night. Because of this his companion was not able to come to Brisbane to get him. We apologize for not having a picture of him with his companion. Hopefully he will send one to you. This area is up North, and we send only the best missionaries there, and all want to go there. We pray it will be the perfect place for Elder Cahoon. That is where the the Lord wanted him to go.
You should be receiving an email each week from your missionary, and he should be receiving one from you as well. Though they are immersed in the work, they do miss home, and a loving letter from family is comforting and reassuring. We are grateful for your support of us and as an expression of our gratitude and appreciation, we have created a webpage for you to follow: australiabrisbanemission.com.
We will post pictures of our missionaries and will do our best to capture all that is happening in our mission; especially the missionaries' joys and successes as they labor in the Lord’s vineyard. As they email us pictures of their baptisms, we will post those as well.
We are so happy and humbled to be able to serve the Lord along with your son, Elder Cahoon. Great blessings are in store for not only your missionary, but family at home as well. We know that you will experience marvelous blessings as you support your son while he serves the Lord honorably and obediently on his mission. We pray for the Lord's blessings upon you, your missionary and his other loved ones.
President & Sister McSwain
Australia Brisbane Mission
I looked up Spencer's companion on their mission website - here's a tiny picture.
My bet is that his companion is a new district leader in the city of Townsville East. We'll have to see when we get an email from him. Spencer will be stoked as it is right on the ocean and has a red rock little mountain that I'm sure he'll climb called Castle Hill!