2 Nephi 22:2

2 Nephi 22:2

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A couple of letters from the President!!!

Brother Lamb,
I just want to update you on the progress of your son in the mission here in Georgia.
I’m sure he’ll do a great job! That will keep him busy doing both new jobs. It’s been fun
Getting to know him better since he is serving close to the mission office. I love him!

Sister Residori
Georgia Atlanta North Mission
1150 Cole Dr. SW
Lilburn, Georgia 30047
Ph. 770-925-8115

August 6, 2014

Dear Elder Daxton Michael Lamb:

Congratulations! We are thrilled that you are training one of the Lord’s newest missionaries.  This trust is one of the most important responsibilities that can be given to you.  You were chosen for this assignment because of the example you have set with your work ethic, obedience, love, and your ability to teach the gospel by the Spirit.  The training you give during the first twelve weeks will establish patterns that will greatly affect the performance of your new missionary throughout her entire mission.

To help you to keep focused, please remember the following:

  1. Love your companion the way the Lord loves her.  Pray to understand and help her.
  2. Follow the training schedule outline in the First Twelve Weeks training booklet.
3.     Teach your new companion how to focus on our purpose as missionaries.
4.     Be strictly obedient by conducting yourself in accordance with the scriptures, the White Handbook, Preach My Gospel and the principles you have been taught in this mission.
5.     Follow the daily mission study plan.
6.     Study the Book of Mormon daily.
7.     Practice teaching the lessons from Preach My Gospel daily, prayerfully focusing on the needs of your investigators.
8.     Establish weekly goals in each of the key indicators and work diligently to achieve them.
9.     Teach how to plan for success during your daily and weekly planning sessions.
10.  Work prayerfully and diligently in unity and love with your companion to find, teach, and convert those whom the Lord has prepared for you. 

May the Lord bless you in assisting Him in this great work of salvation.  We will continue to pray for you both as you begin this assignment together.

With love and respect,

John E. Bennion, President
Georgia Atlanta North Mission

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                                                                                                            August 6, 2014

Dear Elder Daxton Michael Lamb,

We are thrilled that you have been called to serve as a district leader.  We have confidence in you and in your abilities to lead a group of missionaries.  Your stewardship will be a great blessing to you and all those you are called to serve with you.

Successful leaders always lead by example.  You will need to plan well, and work to have the top proselyting area in your district.  Pray every day that you will be led to sincere seekers of the truth.  Get out on time and contact people all day long.  Build your teaching pool.  You cannot lift others until you are first on higher ground; you cannot ignite others until you are on fire yourself.

This call to leadership requires you to take responsibility for the success of your district.  After your own area is running well, help your missionaries succeed in their areas.  Plan and conduct effective district meetings, and counsel with your district members and your zone leaders about ways for your district to be more successful.  In addition, teach by example while you are on exchanges with them.  This is one of the most powerful tools available to you.  

Most importantly, learn to love and lead in the Lord’s way.  The Savior loved his followers, taught them true principles, held them to high standards, and believed they could become great.  The more you emulate Christ-like qualities in your own life, the more your missionaries will want to follow you.
Thank you for your willingness and preparation to accept this important assignment.  As a district leader you have more influence on your missionaries than the zone leaders or assistants. May the Lord bless you as you seek to build up His Kingdom.

With love and respect, your fellow servant.

John E. Bennion, President
Georgia Atlanta North Mission

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