We have frozen this blog as a historical, yet informational view at what life is like in the West Indies Mission for all those called to serve. This blog was designed for the families and friends of those missionaries serving in the West Indies Mission from July 2006 to July 2009. Every six weeks, photos taken at zone conference as well as a new slide show including every person baptized were posted on the blog. All of the slide shows are also available on our You Tube channel. The current West Indies Mission blog can be found here. Posts on our missionary experience can be found here and earlier. And finally, if you are a returned missionary who served in the West Indies, there is a current blog for you. Click here or visit westindiesrm@blogspot.com

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mother's Day Phone calls

Next Sunday is an exciting day for families of missionaries all over the world. I thought it would be helpful to let you know the guidelines for the upcoming Mother's Day phone call.

Here is what the missionary handbook states:

"You may telephone your parents on Christmas and one other time during the year (usually Mother's Day), according to the guidelines from your mission president. Take care that these calls do not pull your thoughts away from your service or create a financial problem for your family. Keep them short (preferably no longer than 30 or 40 minutes). Other than these calls, do not telephone family members or friends unless you have permission from your mission president." (p. 37)

Parents, not the mission, are responsible for the cost of the call. President Robison has told the missionaries that the call can last 40 minutes. This time can be split up if parents live apart. Each missionary needs to contact his parents via email this week to set up a contact number and time for the call.

It might be a good idea to email your son before tomorrow's preparation day and remind him to give you the information you need for the call, if you get a chance.

Enjoy those precious few minutes

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