Wednesday, November 19, 2008

An open letter to Elder Brady Munns

Dear Elder Munns,
I don't know you, don't know where you are from or if you're still in Chile, but from the bottom of my heart, I want to tell you thanks for sending the following letter to us. It came to me last night and considering that today is Luke's 11 month mark, and he is struggling right now, it couldn't have been more timely.
You, dear elder, freakin ROCK!

Hola Familia Catmull,
My name is Elder Brady Munns. I am a missionary in the Chile Osorno Mission with your son Elder Lucas(sp) Catmull. For the past 6 weeks I have had the privilege of being his Zone Leader. I have also had the "blessing" of getting to know his sense of humor and personality!
I thought that I would write you all a letter, expressing my appreciation for you all in sending us a great hard working missionary like Elder Catmull. He is a great kid. Elder Catmull helps everyone he meets feel comfortable and special. He has a unique way of teaching and acting that makes it easy for the listener to feel his tremendous love for them.
I actually knew your son when he very first came to the mission. I was working in the office at the time. I remember vividly when I first saw Elder Catmull. He stepped off the airplane with a huge smile on his face that has never left him! I knew he was going to be a successful missionary here in the mission. I feel like I know you! Elder Catmull talks very lovingly of you all and is very appreciative of your support and kind words of encouragement. He loves getting letters!!
Your son is doing an outstanding job here in our zone! h
He is leading the way with his companion teaching by example. They always seem to have smiles on their faces and always seem to have success. Lucas(sp) possesses many attributes that have helped him so far here on his mission, and there is no doubt in my mind that they will help him after. Thank you so very much again for sending us your son! Try not to miss him too bad! He is in the most beautiful place in the world, and loving every minute of it!
Have a wonderful day! Say Hola! to all those in the Northern Hemisphere!
Elder Brady A. Munns

Don't tell me that God doesn't know who you are and sends just what you need!

PS - Thanks Tib, I borrowed the graphic


Mindi said...

isn't it nice to know that somebody has "got his back"?

way to go elder catmull!

Martha J. Hutchinson said...

That is so great! What a sweet guy. I'm so glad he sent that letter to your family. That Luke is a doll and of course he's a fab missionary.

kimberly said...

What a fantastic compliment that is to you and Dave. Luke is a great kid. And I have to agree that I have never seen Luke without a smile on his face.

tiburon said...

1. What a sweet letter to get - that has to make your non-existent bosom swell with pride ;)

2. You are welcome.