This letter was sent to Victoria's parents. It made all of us(family) so happy.
Dear Richard and Kathleen:
Last Sunday June 9, I attended LDS church meetings in the Fukuoka Ward in southern Japan.
One of the speakers included a newly-arrived sister missionary, Sister Roberts, who did a great job sharing her testimony in Japanese. Now that I have returned to the US, I just wanted to email you and say she looked happy, enthused and fully engaged in her missionary work. Her senior companion from Makati City (Manila), Philippines also seemed to be a great companion for her.
Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say she is doing well and thank you for supporting her missionary service. She will do well there and grow to love the Japanese people in Fukuoka as we did when living there many years ago.
P.S. During her talk she commented she was from Washington--not Washington DC. After sacrament meeting concluded, I asked her where in Washington state she was from because I grew up there. Was surprised to find out that she was from the Tri-Cities, and more specifically Richland. Coincidentally I grew up there many, many years ago and attended church in the Jadwin building before we moved to 3 houses west of the Thayer stake center. Always interesting to be part of a world-wide church with local links such as Richland--even though I attended the "other" Richland high school and not Hanford High. In fact, my mother still lives in Richland very near the beautiful temple.