The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has called three new mission presidents to serve with their wives in Australia. Beginning service this July will be Bradley D. and Donalynn P. Carter in the Australia Adelaide Mission, Philip F. and Judith B. Howes in the Australia Sydney Mission, and Bruce and Shari A. Lindsay in the Australia Perth Mission.
Donalynn P. and Bradley D. Carter
Philip F. and Judith B. Howes
R. Bruce and Shari A. Lindsay
The couples will begin their three years of service with a week-long stay at the Missionary Training Centre in Provo, Utah, USA. Each will be responsible for 130 to 200 young men and women between the ages of nineteen and twenty-six.
A mission president's full time work centres around:
- Directing the activities of the missionaries as they share our beliefs
- Training the missionaries to teach and to serve
- Ensuring the safety and health of the missionaries
- Helping each elder and sister grow spiritually and become better prepared to assume their place as a contributing member of the Church and of the community to which they return.
President and Sister Howes, currently living in Adelaide, will relocate to Sydney. Presidents Carter and Lindsay and their wives will move to Australia from their homes in the US.
There are 340 missions of the Church worldwide, with missionaries numbering nearly 56,000. Other missions in Australia are located in Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne.