Thursday, November 11, 2010

Elder Gibby is a Zone Leader

This is the text of an email we received from Jordan's Mission President yesterday.

"Dear Gibby Family,

"We are excited to tell you about the growth and strengthening of a great soldier of the Lord—your son. He is a young man full of faith and desire to serve our Lord with all his heart, might, mind and strength. In him we see that his parents have taught him the ways of the Lord.

"He reminds us of the Sons of Helaman, as described in the Book of Mormon: “And they were all young men, and they were exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity; but behold this was not all – they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted. Yea, they were men of truth and soberness, for they had been taught to keep the commandments of God and to walk uprightly before him.” (Alma 53:20-21).

"Just like Helaman, we have been exceedingly happy because of the efforts and righteousness of faithful missionaries like your son. The missionaries are doing a great work among the Brazilian people, fulfilling our purpose which is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.

"Elder Gibby is currently serving as Zone Leader. The responsibilities of the Zone Leader, among others, are to train, to follow up, to motivate, and to inspire the District Leaders led by him, so those leaders will be able to train the other missionaries.

"You can be assured that we will take care of your son as if he were our own son. We thank you once again and pray that the Lord’s blessings be with you.

President Pavan
Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission

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