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

Sunday, June 12, 2016

called as a zone leader

8 June 2016

Elder Jacob Parker, Chillan Zone

Dear Elder Parker, 

The decision to extend a call to you to serve as District Leader in the Zone of Chillan was made after careful and prayerful consideration. We commend you for your faithfulness, your worthiness and desire to serve our Father in Heaven.

As you are well aware, leadership carries with it great responsibility. To be really effective as a leader, you must first strive to be a perfect example of obedience and righteousness. We encourage you to keep the commandments and live the mission rules with exactness and expect no less from those you lead.

As a District Leader, you should:

· Set an example for the missionaries in your district in your study of the scriptures and the gospel, obedience, hard work, proselyting skills, and other aspects of missionary work.

· Carry a full proselyting load in your assigned sector and commit to baptize regularly.

· Supervise, teach, and inspire the missionaries during district meetings and companion exchanges.

· Interview baptismal candidates.

· Look after the well-being of missionaries in your district, especially the sisters.

· Make sure relationships between elders and sisters are in harmony with gospel teachings and missionary standards.

· Demonstrate effective planning.

· Work with local priesthood leaders and members.

· Follow up with the missionaries on referrals.

· Submit reports accurately and promptly.

We encourage you to prayerfully consider the Lord’s counsel on leadership found in D&C 121:34-46. As the Savior's example and teachings make clear, to lead is to serve, and our love for God and our fellow men must motivate our every action. As a leader, you will require the help of the Holy Spirit to maintain high standards and at the same time be meek and humble.

We love you and know that the Lord loves you. Through your faithful service in this calling you can demonstrate your love and devotion to the Lord. We pray for the Lord’s blessings to be with you as you serve in this sacred calling.
Sincerely,Kent J. Arrington
Mission President

8 June 2016 

Dear Brother and Sister Parker,

This is to inform you that your son, Elder Parker, has a new assignment in the Chile Concepción Mission. I have asked him to serve as District Leader in the Chillan Zone. I am confident that he will serve faithfully and that many will be blessed through his service.

A copy of my letter to Elder Parker, which explains his new duties as District Leader, will be sent to you.  As is evident from the letter, it is a position of significant trust and responsibility. 

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

Sincerely,Kent J. ArringtonMission President

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