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Apostles Introduce Spirit-Led Teaching to New Mission Leaders

On the final day of the 2015 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, President David L. Smith, called to preside over the New York New York North Mission, summarized a pattern of teaching that had been highlighted during the four-day event.

“It is the Spirit that is the teacher. It is the Spirit that is the converter. It is the Spirit that matters most” in teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, he said.

During the seminar, held June 24 through June 28 at the Church’s Provo Missionary Training Center, 126 new mission presidents and their wives participated in large group interactive sessions led by members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The couples, who will begin service in their missions this July, each came to the seminar prepared to learn from the Spirit.

Sister Cindy Foote, called to serve with her husband, Raymon Darrell Foote, as he presides over the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission, said she changed her learning style during the seminar.

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