LDS Church News: President Monson counsels new mission presidents By Gerry Avant Published: June 28, 2008 12:00 am Updated: June 28, 2008 12:05 a.m. 7 Comments President Thomas S. Monson addressed new mission presidents and their wives Sunday during the 2008 Seminar for New Mission Presidents. He encouraged them to be like a parent to their missionaries, offering positive and inspiring leadership. Read the full story at MormonTimes.com Gerry Avant Gerry is a contributing writer and former editor of the LDS Church News. She is native of Georgia. [email protected] Like that? Read this. Aug. 10, 2018 QUIZ: Cosmo, fight songs and other BYU football facts Faith 8 hours ago Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse Faith Aug. 9, 2018 DNA helped solving a family history mystery about my grandfather Faith Aug. 12, 2018 'In Their Footsteps' documents LDS pioneer history of family from England Faith Aug. 11, 2018 The story of pioneer newlyweds who crossed the plains in 'The Journey West' Faith Aug. 10, 2018 Jerry Johnston: Will 'Amazing Grace' find a home in the new LDS hymnal?