Date: Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM
Subject: Mission Division
NEW MISSION ANNOUNCED
The First Presidency announced this last weekend the creation of the new Nevada Reno Mission. In the process of forming the new mission, our mission boundaries will be changed. This inspired change has come about because of progress in real growth which is the result of your efforts, and the efforts of leaders and members of the Church in Nevada. This is a compliment to you and missionaries with whom you have served, because the changes are required because of the progress and growth of the Church.
On July 1, 2012 the Elko West, Elko East and Ely Stakes will become a part of the new Nevada Reno Mission, and the Mesquite, Logandale and Panaca Stakes will become a part of the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. The missionaries serving in those zones on July 1, 2012, Elko and Mesquite, will also be transferred to the same missions. We are sad to think of transferring any of our missionaries.
Our mission will be required to provide 4 new zone leaders and 1 assistant. No missionaries will be transferred from the mission who have already had 2 mission presidents.
As is the case with all transfers, the missionaries will be selected as a matter of prayer and inspiration.
When performing temple ordinances, full time single missionaries may not serve as a husband or wife proxy for sealing ordinances, but may serve as a child proxy.
Single full time elders may not officiate in or perform baptismal or confirmation ordinances for female patrons, and may not participate in any baptismal or confirmation ordinances at any time when female patrons, including sister missionaries, are in the baptismal font or in the confirmation ordinance rooms.
Missionaries may participate in all other ordinances.
Sister Neider and I love you,