Monday, June 24, 2013

Mission splits

The Mission Splits:

Just received this from the Mission President.

Dear Brother and Sister Park,Last February the First Presidency announced the creation of 58 new missions. That announcement included modifications to the California Riverside Mission boundaries. Beginning in July, those boundary changes will move four of our zones (Palm Desert, Redlands, Yucaipa and Yucca Valley) into the California Redlands Mission. A fifth zone (Murrieta) will transition to the California Carlsbad Mission. Seven zones (Corona, Hemet, Jurupa, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley and Riverside) will remain in the California Riverside Mission.

Separating our mission into three pieces has been a difficult assignment for us, even though we realize the growth and opportunity it represents for the progress and maturity of the Church here. With this change, about 40% of the missionaries we currently serve with will be working in a different mission with a different mission president. This is a hard thing for us; kind of like sending about 100 of our own "adopted" children off to the mission field, all on the same day. I tried to describe the change to our missionaries as a "longer transfer than normal" and look forward to having opportunities to see everyone from time-to-time when we finish our missions.

Beginning in July please begin sending mail to Sister Park to the following address:
California Carlsbad Mission Office451 W BobierVista, CA 92083United States760-941-4154

We love Sister Park, and have loved serving with her. She brings great strength to the work here and our association with her has been a great blessing to us as well as all those she has served. Thank you for your love and support.

Sincerely, President and Sister Smart

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