Latter-day Saint Life

Elder Andersen: Don’t Question Where—But How—You’ll Serve in a Calling


“Within your sphere of responsibility, you have as serious an obligation as do I within my sphere of responsibility.” -Gordon B. Hinckley

In his January 12 counsel to newly called Missionary Training Center presidents and visitors’ center directors and their wives, Elder Neil L. Andersen noted that each couple will serve in a unique assignment and perform unique duties.

Some will preside over missionary training centers filled with scores of young elders and sisters. A few will direct visitors’ centers in busy, high-profile tourist destinations—while others will serve in quiet corners of the world far removed from Church headquarters.

No matter, said Elder Andersen, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Lord will accept equally the earnest offering of each new MTC president or visitors’ center director and his companion. It is the same of any calling in the Church.

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