Dear Sister Carlson,
It was a pleasure for Sister Morgan and I to welcome your son upon his arrival in the New York New York North Mission. We were touched by his enthusiasm and sweet spirit. It is our desire to do all that is within our power to help him become the finest missionary possible during opportunity for service in New York.
Elder Allred has now left the Mission Home and has been assigned to serve in the Newtown A1 with his companion, Elder Kroff. Since missionary transfers occur every six weeks in the mission, your missionary's address may change prior to you being notified. We ask that you send all correspondence to the mission office at 700 White Plains Road, Suite 315, Scarsdale, NY 10583. We will then forward or deliver any mail to him. The first few months in the field are critical to the success of a missionary. For that reason, we encourage you to make your weekly letter one that will lift and strengthen your missionary during this time. Positive, encouraging communication will be a great source of motivation throughout his mission.
We are grateful to have your son with us. I enclose a picture we took with him at the mission home together. He is happy and very excited to be here. We look forward to getting to know him and serving with him. If you ever have need for urgent communication with him other than your weekly exchange of letters, please call me.
With love and sincere appreciation,
Thomas B. Morgan
**NOTE FROM MOM** It is amazing to me that Tyler's first area is the Newtown, Connecticut area. Ty's nephew Riken was born on December 14, 2012, the very day of the tragedy in Newtown. We picture Riken's spirit crossing paths with the spirits of the little ones from Newtown, so Ty being there is just one more manifestation to me that he is where he needs to be.