It is with pleasure we welcome your daughter, Sister Aria Chee, to the England
Leeds Mission. We find her prepared and committed to serve the Lord and to share the
message of the Restored Gospel.
Your daughter's first companion is Sister Larson who was prayerfully selected to
ensure the best introduction to missionary work for Sister Chee. They will be serving
in the Newcastle Uni Sisters Area in the Sunderland Zone. We are confident their
relationship will be a mutual blessing.
Weekly encouragement from home will certainly help inspire Sister Chee's missionary
effort. We encourage you to write her once a week with your letters uplifting in spirit.
Please let other family and friends know how important it is to write positive, encouraging
letters that support missionary work. Your daughter's permanent address is now:
Sister Aria Chee
England Leeds Mission
Lister House, Lister Hill
Leeds LS18 5AZ
You can send letters and packages to your daughter's flat address, but make sure you
remember transfers happen every six weeks. Families and friends are asked to not visit
or call their missionaries in the field. Such calls and visits will undermine the effectiveness
of missionaries and their companions. Please feel free to call the mission president in the
event of an emergency at home. Missionaries are not to call home without the president's
Any anxiety of the missionary about finances will hinder the work. Please do not send
excess funds, too much money can be as detrimental as not enough. Personal, practical
and inexpensive gifts from home for birthdays or Christmas are permitted but adding
money to their personal funds is more cost effective. However, because missionaries
move frequently, and space is very limited; large, heavy or unnecessary items are
discouraged. Your missionary is limited to two bags and a briefcase. The best gifts are
consumables, such as ties, socks, small personal items, and goodies.
I want you to know that Sister Pilkington and I consider it a privilege to serve with
your daughter and promise to help all we can, and strive to direct her efforts in the Lord's
way. We are available at all times, and Sister Chee's physical, emotional and spiritual
welfare is of utmost importance to us.
Aria's trainer companion is Meagan Larson from Idaho. She's been on a mission for 9 months and is also assigned Mandarin speaking. You can read her blog at http://larsonleeds.blogspot.com/
Sister Larson has been in Newcastle for 6 weeks. Missionaries call Newcastle the "promised land" because there are a lot of Chinese members and investigators there. The Church has a video about a Chinese member in Newcastle at https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2014-04-017-unto-all-the-world-noahs-story?lang=eng
The video was made earlier this year, so Aria will meet many of the people in it.