Monday, October 28, 2013

Zone Leader

May 20, 2013

Dear Elder Hadder: 

I am pleased to extend to you a call as a Zone Leader in the Guam Zone in the Micronesia Guam Mission. I am grateful for your obedience, hard work and the respect you have earned from your fellow missionaries. I look forward to you service in this very important assignment. I am convinced that zone leaders play a vital role in establishing the spiritual atmosphere of the mission. Please remember that all leadership assignments are callings to serve and minister to others, not for your personal gain or reputation. 

You will be expected to move the missionary work forward in your zone by: 
* Your example in personal study of the scriptures, obedience and hard work. 
* Inviting others to come unto Christ, by carrying a full proselyting load in your assigned area. 
* Supervising, teaching, inspiring and strengthening the faith of the missionaries in your zone. 
* Teaching and training district leaders and other missionaries through companion exchanges. 
* Teaching and training the missionaries in district meetings and as assigned in zone conferences. 
* Conducting thorough baptismal interviews of investigators taught by district leaders. 
* Through additional personal efforts, including as directed by me or by the assistants. 

Continue to be obedient, humble, and diligent in the work. The Lord expects you to maintain the highest standards of missionary conduct, and to continue to be exemplary in your own efforts to invite others to come unto Christ, particularly in your own proselyting area. Establish and maintain positive, cooperative and close relationships between you, the missionaries in your zone, and local priesthood leaders. Local priesthood leaders and members are an essential key to our success to "invite others to come unto Christ, and to remain steadfast in Christ to the end". Be a leader in eery sense of the word. Be resolute and committed to following all rules and directions contained in the Missionary Handbook and Preach My Gospel. Exemplify teaching by the Spirit with boldness and conviction.

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

President Stephen F. Mecham
President, Micronesia Guam Mission