Monday, July 5, 2010

The Changing of the Guard

One of the miracles of the Church is seeing one Mission President finish his assignment and another Mission President take over the reigns. This happened in the Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission on June 30, 2010. President and Sister Andersen, who have presided over the mission for three years, completed their mission and left UB to return to their home in Hong Kong. Before they left, President Kris J. Mecham and his wife were able to spend a few hours of orientation with them. By that afternoon President and Sister Mecham had taken over all of the responsibilities of being Mission President and Mission President's wife. It was hard to see President and Sister Andersen leave, but it is exciting to see the enthusiasm for the work that radiates from President and Sister Mecham.

Missionaries and friends singing "Called to Serve"

It was really sweet to see the group of missionaries and others singing and signing to President and Sister Andersen as they left. We just caught the end of it on video.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing legacy the Andersens have left behind. I met the Mechams while volunteering in the MTC. Before I entered the room and knowing I was about to meet the new mission president I thought, "Who could ever replace President Andersen???" As soon as I shook President Mecham's hand I thought, "Oh. This man can." This work isn't about any one person, it's all about what God does through them. I can't wait to see what President Mecham brings to our ever-growing Mongolian missionary family.