First Reunion

First Reunion

Monday, August 6, 2012

MP Seminar 2012 - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Teach the missionaries to pray, find, teach, have faith and work as if all the mission's success depended on their own efforts only. And help both, members and missionaries, understand that eventually this work is not about them but about the Lord Jesus Christ and His mission, and that we need to trust and rely totally on Him."
President Uchtdorf counseled the mission presidents to help the missionaries understand that the fruit of their labors will reach far beyond their present horizon.
"Generations to come will be grateful and bless their names for their faithfulness and dedication," said President Uchtdorf, noting he can testify of this in his own life. "As these young missionaries endure rejection, loneliness, self-doubt, homesickness, exhaustion and temptation, the refiner's fire will purify their souls. They will increase in wisdom and grow up in the Lord, and, as they stay faithful, their confidence will wax strong in the presence of God."
The influence of a mission president on the lives of the missionaries cannot be underestimated.
"Mission presidents are teachers and trainers. Teaching, training and working with your missionaries are among your most important and far-reaching duties."
Such teaching will best occur through example and by knowing and applying what is taught in the missionary guide, "Preach My Gospel."
"You will teach them best by proselyting and teaching with them; by interviewing them; by developing an effective mission training plan; by teaching in zone conferences and setting the standards for effective district meetings; and by personal daily preparation. As you follow the Master Teacher, even Jesus Christ, you will teach by example and you will teach the doctrine."

http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/62514/Seminar-for-mission-presidents--Follow-Master-Teacher.html