Dear Family and Friends of the Florida Orlando Mission,
Sister Berry and I continue to thank you all for your love, support, and prayers on behalf of our missionaries here in the FOM as well as around the world. This is a great and inspired work these Elders and Sisters have been called to do, but without the encouragement and prayers from all of you, what they continue to do would not be possible. We send you our deepest love and gratitude
We hope each of you have taken the opportunity to see “Meet the Mormons”. Our missionaries are not allowed to go to the movies, knowing this is a church wide policy, the church provided the mission with a copy and we were able to meet with all the missionaries and view the movie together. “Meet the Mormons” is intended to provide an overview of who Mormons are and a chance for people to get the know the LDS Church by going right to the source, those members of our faith that live their Christ-centered lives as everyday people. People may not realize we have more members outside of Utah and the United States than inside, the movie showed that diverse representation. A lot of the world knows us through our missionaries, but they don’t know the background or understand there is a family attached to that missionary, and the sacrifice they are making. As the movie builds understanding of the LDS, that was an important component. Our missionaries loved the movie, and although it was not intended to be used as a proselyting tool, the missionaries have enjoyed discussions with members, part member, in actives as well as investigators concerning the movie and its content. We know it will continue to be a point of discussion as our missionaries meet and teach people here in Orlando.
We are grateful for the commitment that each of our missionaries serving here with us has made to the Savior and his precious work. We ask each of you to re commit yourself in helping hasten the Lord’s work, to lift someone to a higher road and a better way.
President and Sister Berry