Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016 (received)

Dear Brother and Sister Belnap,
We are pleased to inform you that your son has received a new leadership position in the Russia St. Petersburg Mission.  We are very grateful for ElderBelnap’s  faithful and capable service.  Attached is a copy of the letter he received concerning this new position. 
Have a wonderful day.

Sister Hintze
Office Secretary


Pr. Malookhtinsky 16/1  POM 11-H, 12-H
Saint Petersburg, Russia 195112
Voice: +7 (812) 331-3502
Fax:    +7 (812) 331-3503

Российская Санкт-Петербургская Миссия
Россия 195112, Санкт-Петербург
Пр. Малоохтинский 16/1 ПОМ 11-Н, 12-Н
Тел: +7  (812) 331-3502
Факс: +7  (812) 331-3503

14 September 2016

Dear Elder Belnap,

You have been called to serve as a trainer for a new volunteer who will shortly be arriving in the Russia Saint Petersburg Mission.  Being a trainer is one of the greatest expressions of trust that the Lord and I can give a volunteer.  A volunteer’s first companion will have a profound, lasting influence on the development of the volunteer’s attitude and habits throughout his  service in the mission as well as throughout his life. The Lord has chosen you for this because the excellent example you have set.

As a trainer in this mission, it is important that you conduct yourself in such a way that the Spirit of the Lord will always be with you. Your example of loving the Lord and this people, of consecrated obedience, working diligently, and living the mission language will be the principle way you will train this new volunteer. It is vital that you understand and exemplify the standards, and principles outlined in the Missionary Handbook and Preach My Gospel. As you work together with your new companion to strengthen the Church and give Christlike service, you will be able to teach many the blessings of repentance and baptize true converts.

As you begin this new assignment, please thoroughly review the accompanying document, “Responsibilities of the Trainer in the Russia Saint Petersburg Mission.” Additionally, please spend sufficient time in companion study and daily planning to thoroughly introduce the new volunteer to the area, to the members of the ward or branch, to the various ways you are working with your ward or branch, and to current planned service activities.

Please know that I am here to help and support you in this new responsibility, and in all of your service in the mission, and of course, you should seek the guidance of the Spirit in all that you do.
May you find joy in this new assignment,

Larry G. Childs
Russia Saint Petersburg Mission

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