We are pleased to inform you that your son, Elder Marks, has been called to serve as assistant to the president. We are confident that he will be able to assist us in regulating the affairs of the mission, especially to inspire and teach our missionaries how to be effective in their work.
Your son displays Christ-like attributes that will aid him in this great assignment. He is undoubtedly a great blessing to the missionary effort here in Guatemala as we strive to bring our Heavenly Father's children to the knowledge of who they are and what their eternal possibilities are.
Your son is truly a wonderful missionary. We are blessed to count him as one of our own!
With warm regards,
President and Sister Shumway
Guatemala City Mission
Note from Michelle (mom): We are both humbled and proud of Garrett, to know that he is serving the Lord with all his heart, and to be given this further responsibility and opportunity to serve, not only the people of Guatemala, but also other missionaries who are serving the Lord. Garrett has always had a big heart and a big smile, and we also consider ourselves blessed to call him our son.