Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Pres. letter 31 Jan 2016

Dear Missionaries,

We wish to thank you all for every effort you make to bring the gospel to these lands. We see you doing so much good here. You lift and build and encourage members, less active members, those not of our faith and your fellow missionaries. Your actions reflect love for the Savior as you go out every day to find and teach. We have some great news to share – last week you planned and carried out more lessons with member present than this mission has done for more than a year – 118! It is evident you applied the counsel from the Missionary Broadcast. Well done!


During our mission presidents and wives training at the MTC, Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy taught about obedience. “Please teach and reteach the principle of obedience. Help your missionaries to know that obedience is Heavenly Father’s commandment and that obedience will provide physical and spiritual protection for them. Obedience allows them to receive guidance and direction form the Spirit.”

Elder Elder Russell M. Nelson taught; “A mission at its best is an exercise in obedience training! And exact obedience brings miracles.”

"When we love the Lord, obedience ceases to be a burden. Obedience becomes a delight." Elder Joseph Wirthlin

Finally this from PMG p. 122: “As a missionary, you are expected to keep the commandments willingly, to obey mission rules, and to follow the counsel of your leaders. It is an act of faith. You may sometimes be required to do things you do not completely understand. As you obey, you increase in faith, knowledge, wisdom, testimony, protection, and freedom.”

Welcome New Missionaries!

We are thrilled to receive 6 new missionaries this week. Welcome to Sisters Lindsey, Maughan (yes another wonderful Sister Maughan!), Elders Gemmell, Mackay, Packard and Steele. Sister Lindsey comes from San Antonio and is serving in Lokeren. Sister Maughan hails from Lehi and works in Antwerpen. Elder Gemmell comes all the way from New Zealand. He is serving in Amsterdam. Elder Mackay is out of Taylorsville, serving in Genk. Elder Packard labors in Breda (he gave a wonderful talk there this morning!). His home is Phoenix. Eindhoven is home now for Elder Steele who comes from Payson.

Goodbye Dear Friends…

Reluctantly, we sent the following missionaries to their homes and loved ones… Sister Bush, Elder Conatti, Elder Evans, Elder Frederico, Elder Heinricks, Elder Neptune, Sister Robbins and Sister Watts.

Thank you for your sacrifice, your obedience and your devotion. Serving with you is an honor!

President and Sister Bunnell

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