Dear Severtson Family,
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 Severtson with President and Sister Thurgood. His trainer will be ElderTorres and they are going to serve in the town of Florencio Varela, and in the area of El Parque. Their preparation day will be everyand you can expect an email letter on that day. I am also including important information about mailing packages to your missionary. Please be sure to read and remember.
Thank you for sharing Elder Severtson 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.
Receiving Packages : 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, America South Area Presidency South recommends that no packets are sent to their missionaries while they serve in Argentina. If packets 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. If appropriate measures are not taken, these problems can be avoided.
We would advise sending a personal debit or credit card for your missionary to access additional funds for personal use. Argentina has most the needed items for your missionary.