Wednesday, May 13, 2009


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President Christensen of the Guatemala Missionary Training Center (MTC) is standing with Whitney and twelve other missionaries who just flew in to Guatemala City, Guatemala on Tuesday, May 12th and they will be training here for another six weeks before departing to various other countries in Central America.

Below is a portion of an email that Whitney's parents received today from the Guatemala MTC President. We'd like to share it with you...
Dear Parents and Loved Ones:
Your missionary arrived "safe and sound" Tuesday night and was involved all morning in orientation for their next phase of training at the MTC here in Guatemala. They finally got into the classroom in the afternoon (Tuesday 5/12) and have started learning more Spanish & teachings from Preach My Gospel. I've attached a photo of them out in front of the flags in the entry of the MTC here in Guatemala. Enjoy!

You are no doubt very proud of your missionary. You should be! This is a very good group of 13 missionaries who join another extraordinary group of 11 North Americans who are in their final three weeks PLUS 35 missionaries from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile, Panama, and other Latin American countries.

Your missionary has Preparation Day on Tuesdays and will be writing to you then. I know that your support and letters bless your 'missionary' a lot --- and will be greatly appreciated. In addition to email, you may choose to send letters as well through the pouch according to their set guidelines. This is a one page 8.5 X 11, triple-folded, taped or sealed with the address and stamp on the outside.
Pouch Address:
"POUCH" Whitney Robbins
Guatemala MTC P.O. Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150

For the next several weeks you can ALSO send letters, packages, or other mail to your missionary at the following address:

---Whitney Robbins---
Centro de Capacitation Misional
Boulevard Vista Hermosa 23-71, Zona 15
Vista Hermosa 1 C.P. 01015
Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala C.A.
I recommend that you don't send anything to the above MTC address after June 13th or it may not arrive before the departure of you missionary on June23rd. Anything you send after the 13th of June should be addressed to his/her mission address. Otherwise, there can be significant delay in them getting their mail because of the time it takes to forward the mail or have the missions drop by at their convenience and pick up and distribute mail to missionaries all over the mission. You can use regular US International Mail Service.

I also invite you to go to our personal website at: When you get to the site, click on “Guatemala MTC”... You can then browse around or take a tour of the MTC. Within a few weeks you may find your missionary in one or more of the pictures. ENJOY!!!

Thanks again for your missionary!!! We come to love these missionaries a great deal and appreciate you lending them to the Lord for this season of their lives.
Thanks again!
President David A. Christensen

TRACIE'S NOTE: Whitney would like for anyone who writes her to do it through while shes in the GUA-MTC. It's easy to set up an account and send her mail both via paper/envelope and email, and it's free. Just follow the easy website instructions. Her mission is the Guatemala Guatemala City North Mission, but until June 13th, send mail to the Guatemala MTC-Free. Her email address is She said she does not have time to respond to each individual via email, only her parents, she is only allowed 30 minutes each P-Day on the computer. So she is prepared with lots of stationary and stamps to write you back.

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