Is the John W Boswell III the same person who attended Hillcrest High School and
graduateed in 1981?
To: Bob A. Bohey...in answer to your question...our missionaries are sent to
teach the gospel of Jesus Christ and it's also our hope that those taught
would have a desire to join the Church if through their praying and fasting they
knew it was right.
Mr. Bohey,In addition to comments already posted, allow me to add the LDS
Church also has various public service missions- welfare missions teaching
things such as hygiene, medicine, public works, etc.; construction missions for
building church meeting houses or for teaching trades in developing countries;
and targeted missions, such as those in historic sites, temples, genealogy, etc.
Hmm...‘LDS Church announces new Mormon mission presidents’, should
that be LDS mission presidents? Is this the SL Trib?
Reed Tolman was the best missionary in Samoa from 1971-1973 -- he kept all of
the mission rules, strived to learn the language, and was always positive about
the people and the missionaries. Years later he served a second mission to Samoa
with his wife, and they did a wonderful job. He is superbly prepared and will be
a great blessing to the missionaries and people of Samoa. All of our prayers go
What a wonderful couple the Elders and Sisters of the Toronto Canada will have
coming into their lives. Weath and Lisa Clayton are totally and utterly
Christlike and great leaders. Watch the Toronto Mission fly.My
family and I had the pleasure of spending a week with Weath, Lisa and their
children at their home in Southern California several years ago. That
experience, and their kindness will forever live with us. Lisa is the daughter
of one of the most humble Mission President and wife I ever met. (The late
Madison and Marion Thomas of the England Bristol Mission.)
@Bob A. BoheyGreat question. Every mission has its own unique
political and social circumstances that influence the daily activities of the
missionaries within the mission. The guiding purpose is to bring souls to
Christ. In some missions that means teaching those who are familiar with Jesus
Christ while the people of other missions may have less familiarity with
Christianity such as some Asian countries. The duties, daily routines, and
goals can be different for each mission in the world.The actual
day-to day work consists of everything from teaching language classes to helping
an individual with yard work, and everything in between. The work that is done
can better the lives of the missionary and the person being served. Some missionaries will see many individuals join the Church while others will
see no one join the church. (I had a friend who served in France and only taught
one missionary lesson.) The success of the mission is not based on the number of
converts, per se, but on the faithfulness of the missionary in serving our
fellow man, all of whom we believe are children of God.
Mr. Bohey --- the primary goal of these missions is to teach people about the
gospel and about Jesus Christ. We teach them with the hope that they will accept
our message into their hearts and allow it to influence their lives, which would
then lead to personal conversion. I am about to leave as an lds missionary, and
that is at least what MY personal primary goal is!
Serious question from a non LDS person. Is the primary goal of these missions to
convert people to the LDS church?
Those of you in Guatemala City South mission are in for a treat. EJ Caffaro will
be an awesome mission president! Good luck to you sir!
As one of the 122 on the list, I can tell you this process starts very early. I
was called three months ago.There were 173 called last year due to
the 58 new mission created last year. Announcement last year was in March as so
many had to be called. Believe me, we need all the advance notice
we can get in order to properly prepare. There is a lot to be done to get ready
for this type of service.With 405 missions total, that leaves 110
calls for next year (assuming no new missions) and then the cycle begins
again.It is a *very* strange and humbling feeling to see your name
on that list.I am looking forward to doing my part in the hastening
of the Lord's work.
Exciting times. I remember when I was called to be a Mission President. The time
for final time to prepare was interesting. Bless these couples.
I wonder why New Jersey Morristown mission is not on there? My parents just got
called there and the president there is suppose to be going home in July as
Is that former UVU athletic director Michael V. Jacobsen called to preside over
the Lansing Michigan mission?-Go Wolverines!
@Get her doneThe church needs to replace mission presidents every
three years. So they rotate out one third every year. There are no so many
missions that one third is about 122. Because there are so many new missions
with the age change the numbers may be skewed a little for a while.Arizona MormonYes, the total list this early is slightly unusual
but a lot depends on how soon the interviews and clearances can be finished.
The work is moving faster.
I'm continually impressed with the large number of leaders it takes to look
after the Missions worldwide. I'm equally impressed with the extensive
labor it takes to plan for, extend calls to, and train, so many leaders for
worldwide service in differing cultures. - J. Collins Meek, Ph.D., Jan 11, 2014
Loren Dalton is a great example of a terrific leader! If I could color a picture
of what a true leader is, it would look just like Loren...As someone that worked
with him for 25+ years, I can say he is about the finest man, and friend I have
ever been blessed to know in my lifetime. May the Lord be with him on this new
journey, and I will pray for him and his wonderful family...
two things in reply to "get her done"1. First time for the
very early announcement of new mission presidents. Usually done in March with
preceding months announcements of few each week.2. Turnover is 3
years and there's the increased number of missions.
Is it just me or is this earlier than normal?It seems they usually
start listing mission presidents in the Church News about this time of year and
then announce the list in the spring a couple of months prior!Either
way, it's awesome. Always fun to see the list.
Did Pres. David Passey (Arizona Tuscon mission) serve a mission in the
Indianapolis Mission (1988-1990)?Also, R. Larry Brough (Kentucky
Louisville mission) is my former Stake President. He'll do great, and will
serve the missionaries there very well.
Why so many, why all at the same time? Just wondering.
May the Lord be with all of them and bless them.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Mission: You are about to get outstanding leadership in
Reed & Mary Anne Hansen. Reed was our Bishop in Boise a few years ago. He
and his wife are such loving, kind, and wonderful leaders and friends. We were
so excited when we heard about this call. Mary Anne is from the South and will
feel right at home in their new setting. Lucky missionaries; lucky people in