Note from Elder George's Mom:
We received these letters from Presidente Silva today about Deven's callings to serve as a Trainer and a District Leader. He has commented about the responsibility he feels trying to fulfill these two callings. I appreciate the growth and maturity I can see in him as he diligently serves. I am so thankful for the opportunity Elder George has to serve the Lord at this time.
Thank you for preparing such a wonderful missionary, Elder George is a great missionary and a fine young man. We are pleased to announce that he has been called to serve as a District Leader. District Leaders provide the vision of the work for the rest of the missionaries. The extra work load is tremendous, and they are still expected to bring souls to Christ through baptism. His responsibilities will include training all missionaries in his district (which includes 4-12 missionaries), conducting district meetings, conducting baptismal interviews, solving problems within his district, and informing the president of serious problems that may exist. We are overjoyed to have him as a District Leader. We know that he will execute this responsibility with the same degree of faith and diligence he has demonstrated in every other assignment and responsibility he has been given during his mission.
We express our love and gratefulness, you have a wonderful missionary! We love him, and we know that the Lord loves him. We will continue to care for him, please continue to communicate with him. Letters and e-mails are very important to full time missionaries. He is in the Lord's care.
Presidente Ramilfo E. Silva
It is with great pleasure that we inform you that your missionary, Elder George, has been made a "Trainer" in the Brazil Florianopolis Mission. This additional responsibility comes to him because of his proven service as one of the most trusted missionaries in this mission. Trainers have the responsibility of preparing the next generation of missionaries who will continue the work of the Lord, even after the trainer has returned home. For this reason, only the most faithful missionaries are selected to be trainers. As a trainer, your missionary will have the opportunity and responsibility to implement the "Twelve Weeks Program" with a missionary that has recently arrived from the MTC; teaching and training: the lessons, planning skills, teaching techniques, how to form relationships with leaders and companions, and to testify of Jesus Christ and his Atonement as well as the restoration of the Gospel. These experiences will be of benefit to him throughout his entire life. We know that your missionary will execute this new responsibility with the same degree of diligence that he has demonstrated thus far on his mission.
We ask that you continue to write him regularly! Communication from home is very important to full time missionaries. We want you to know that we love your missionary. He is in the Lord's care!
Presidente Ramilfo E. Silva