Saturday, June 8, 2013

Called as a Trainer September 2012

For the transfers at the end of September 2012, Eric was called as a Trainer. He was called to train Elder John:

This is the letter we received from  his Mission President:

"Dear Elder Hadder,

I am pleased to extend to you an assignment to be a trainer of a new missionary in the Micronesia Guam Mission, and to be the first companion of Elder John. The assignment of a trainer is one of the highest expressions of trust and respect that can come to any missionary.A missionary's first companion has a profound, lasting influence on that missionary's abilities and attitude. The future of the Micronesia Guam Mission depends upon those called to train new missionaries.

In training your new missionary, you will be expected to:
*Set the highest standards of obedience to all mission rules, including hose in the Missionary Handbook and Preach My Gospel.
* Help your new companion adapt to missionary life. Adhere strictly to the daily schedule in the Missionary Handbook, especially the times to begin and end the day, to exercise, and for daily personal and companion study.
*Set an example for your new missionary by carefully planning your missionary labors in daily and weekly planning sessions. Teach your new missionary in every phase of the work, and give him every opportunity to teach and take part in lessons.
*If you are in a foreign language area of the mission, do everything you can to help your new missionary learn the language, devoting sufficient time to language study.
*On the first day with your new missionary, spend sufficient time in companion study and planning to thoroughly introduce him to your proselyting area, your daily /weekly goals, your current finding activities, your work with members and the needs of your investigators.

Please be patient and kind in your important assignment. Treat your new missionary as you would want to be treated. Continue to be obedient, humble, and diligent in the work. You must be resolute and committed to following all rules and directions contained in the Missionary Handbook and Preach My Gospel. Exemplifying teaching by the Spirit with boldness and conviction.

May the Lord bless you as you continue to serve Him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength.

President Stephen F. Mecham
President Micronesia Guam Mission"