Sunday, January 29, 2017

MLC January 2017

Our Mission Leadership Council consists of Zone Leaders, Assistants to the President, Sister Training Leaders and President and Sister Johnson.

The white handbook outlines 


Leaders inspire and support those they serve. In addition to setting a strong example, they:

    Represent the mission president in carrying out his plans for the mission.

    Convey information and direction from the mission president promptly and clearly.

    Inspire others to have a spirit of love, unity, obedience, and hard work.

    Encourage missionaries to live a high standard of obedience, especially by living the first principles of the gospel.

    Help missionaries become powerful and fruitful in each phase of missionary work, including finding and teaching investigators and working with members.

    Teach other missionaries in companionship study, companion exchanges, district meetings, and other settings.

    Discuss the progress of the missionaries’ contacts incompanionship planning sessions, in district meetings, during weekly call-in reports, and in other interactions with missionaries.

    Share with the mission president and with other leaders (when appropriate) information on the progress and needs of the missionaries. Leaders are especially sensitive to needs and situations that could present dangers to a missionary’s spiritual or physical well-being and make sure the mission president knows about these matters.

    Correct missionaries’ conduct when needed (see D&C 121:41–44).

Opportunities to lead other missionaries should never be treated lightly. A leader should never tolerate or participate in inappropriate activities. Opportunities to correct the attitudes or behavior of other missionaries are important teaching moments. When handled with love, these opportunities build faithfulness and effectiveness in those who may otherwise fall short of what the Lord expects of them. When problems are not resolved, leaders should seek help from other leaders or the mission president.

Missionary leaders should always remember that their loyalty is first to the Lord, then to their mission president, then to the missionaries.

Sister Training Leaders

* Are members of and participate in the mission leadership council (MLC).

* Are experienced and exemplary missionaries who serve in a companionship with another sister training leader.

* Are responsible for the training and welfare of sister missionaries assigned to them.

* Maintain a vibrant proselyting area in addition to working regularly with other sisters.

* Conduct 24 hour companion exchanges every six weeks with each companionship of sisters assigned to them. Report directly to the mission president on Sister's issues.

* Are assigned to a specific zone.  However it is not necessary to have a companionship of sister training leaders in every zone. Depending on mission geography the mission president may assign leaders to train sisters in a single or multiple zone area.

* Function as members of districts and zones and assist the mission president, zone leaders, and district leaders in training meetings and zone conferences.

Read D&C 121:34-46

Under the direction of the Mission President the Assistants prepare trainings that will be taken to individual zones by the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders.  Elder Parke and Elder White presented an outstanding discussion on:

Members of the MLC
Elders Cooper, Swisher, Herzog and Bryner

Sisters Simonsen, McDonald, Durrant and Thorson 

Elders Syndergaard, Cuthbert, Goeckeritz and McGee

Sisters Wall, Jacobsen, Andrews and Haroldsen 

Elders Gneiting, Walker, Wilson and Montgomery 

Sisters Smith, Palmer, Simpson and Faamaile 

President and Sister Johnson, Elders White and Parke