Monday, February 17, 2014

Assistant to the President

In December we received this letter from the Mission President:

"Dear Elder Hadder:

I am pleased to extend to you a call to be an Assistant to the President in the Micronesia Guam Mission. I am grateful for your obedience, hard work, and the respect you have earned from you fellow missionaries. I look forward to working with you in this very important assignment. 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 assist me in:
-  Helping plan, prepare, and present training for missionaries in conferences and meetings, as directed.

- Traveling to locations in the mission with your companion to train zone leaders through example, instruction, and companion exchanges.

-  Training other missionaries and conducting companion exchanges, as directed.

-  Assisting in the effective operating of the mission office and in missionary transfers.

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 the mission, and local priesthood leaders.  Local priesthood leaders and members are an essential key to our success to "invite others to come unto Christ, and remain steadfast in Christ to the end." Be a leader in every 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 allyour heart, might, mind, and strength.


Stephen F. Mecham
President, Micronesia Guam Mission"