Dear Sister Pollard,
I want to tell you about how in our Mission Council Meeting President Lisonbee asked if any of the missionaries wanted to recite the Joseph Smith story by memory. Your son volunteered and what he did will go down as one of my all time favorite mission memories. He stood and with humble confidence he told the story in Joseph's own words. His Portuguese was beautiful and the Spirit was so strong there was a hush in the room. It was remarkable.
We love your son and the only problem we have with him is that we cannot clone him! We wish he could be everywhere in the mission! He is pictured here with his great companion, Elder Reynolds. They are accomplishing wonderful things together especially in terms of working with the members and gaining their trust and confidence.
We were blessed to have the president of our Area, Claudio Costa come and tour our mission this past week. In the meeting that your son was in the President asked your son to share the Joseph Smith story to about 100 of us that were there. He did not have any prior warning, but he told us later that he had a feeling he would be asked to do this. Once again it was so special. I hope you will have him do it for you when he returns. It won't matter whether you can understand Portuguese or not, you will feel the Spirit.
Thank you again for sending us such a fine young man.
All the best, Sister Bianca Lisonbee