Elders and Sisters, I have just finished up the Mission President’s Conference in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Here Elder Zwick from the Seventy was with us along with the Area Presidency. We have received instructions from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles regarding the status of the West Indies Mission.
next several months, because of the influx of thousands of missionary
applications, we will be receiving almost 52 more missionaries into our
mission. This is great blessing. The Lord is hastening His work. D&C
88:73 “Behold, I will hasten my work in its time”.
There will be
challenges. There will be questions on how this will all work out. The
Lord will provide. This would possibly mean that we will have 4
missionaries per unit (branch or ward). This also means that we will
need to strengthen the branch and ward councils. In some areas we will
even have to help create these councils.
I have felt the spirit
of this historical announcement. Now we begin to implement the Lord’s
desires from this wonderful miracle in our lives. Be sure to write in
your journals what you are seeing and experiencing out there as you
participate in the greatest hastening of the work that we have seen
since the Church was restored.
We will see many miracles as we
work with greater faith and haste. Right now our compliment of
missionaries is around 126 and we will be increased to 178. This does
not include Senior Couples.
May the Lord bless us as we prepare diligently for the hastening of His work.
I love you all,