My experiences sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Concepcion Chile from September 2015 through September 2017

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Called as a trainer

Dear Elder Parker,

We are pleased to extend a call to you to serve as a Trainer in the Chile Concepción Mission. Your call to train reflects your desires to be obedient to the rules of the mission, to live righteously, and to teach effectively the gospel of Jesus Christ.

As a trainer, you will have the responsibility of introducing a new missionary to the work he has been called to do. Each missionary comes with different talents and weaknesses. Please look for ways to magnify the talents and strengthen the weaknesses. Also there will be a varying degree of insecurity, and sometimes even fear. It is important to help new missionaries overcome these feelings and more fully understand the principle of faith as taught in the scriptures.

To be an effective teacher, you must first be an example of that which you teach. We encourage you to read D&C 12:8 and D&C 42:14. In these verses we find the Lord's patterns for teaching and being taught.

We trust your ability to instill within your companion a desire to serve with enthusiasm, seek increased spirituality, and be committed to obedience and loyalty, to the Lord and to this mission.

We are grateful for your willingness to accept this call and know that as you fulfill this assignment, you will demonstrate your devotion to the Lord.

We love you and pray for the Lord’s blessings to be with you.

Sincerely,President Kent J. Arrington Mission President
13 June 2016

Dear Brother and Sister Parker,

Your son, Elder Jacob Terry Parker, has been assigned a new calling within the Chile Concepción Mission.  I have asked him to serve as one of our ¨Trainers,¨ which means that he is responsible for the care and teaching of one of our newly arrived missionaries.  This is a great responsibility, as each new missionary´s first companion can have a long-term positive effect.  Because of this, I only call those missionaries to be Trainers whom I believe have the qualities and attributes we want transmitted to the next generation of missionaries.

A copy of the letter we sent to Elder Parker, which explains the duties that pertain to the new calling, will be sent to you.

Thank you for the support and encouragement you give your missionary.

Sincerely,Kent J. ArringtonMission President

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