I am writing to inform you of the safe arrival of your son in the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission. Attached here you will find a photograph of Elder McFarland with President and Sister Thurgood.
His trainer will be Elder Durham and they are going to serve in the area of Quilmes in the town of Avellaneda.
Their preparation day will be every Monday and you (Mom & Dad) can expect an email letter on that day. I am also including important information about mailing packages to you missionary. Please be sure to read and remember. Please advise friends and family: Due to restrictions imposed by the Argentine government, we're having trouble receiving packages from other countries. Because of this, the South America South Area Presidency recommends that no packages are sent to their missionaries while they serve in Argentina. If packages are sent they will likely remain in the Customs Capital and never reach your destination. We want to clarify that there's no malice in it, but to remove these packages from customs is an expensive and time consuming process for the Church, missionaries and families. Argentina has most the needed items for your missionary.
Thank you for sharing Elder McFarland with our Mission. We appreciate your support and also the fact that you have a son who wants to serve. We will take good care of him! God bless you.
Mision Argentina Buenos Aires Sur