Monday, September 5, 2011

From the Arizona phoenix missions blog:



I have known since the start of our mission that our "Assistants to the President" or "APs" as they are affectionately known, are AMAZING. But this week I had a "revelation"...

I think it is widely supposed that being an AP is a cushy job. It is not any more cushy than that of being a mission president. In other words, it is a whole lot of work! These men keep the Taylors up to speed, supported and organized in so many ways. They sacrifice time that they would love to be out teaching more to help President Taylor and myself. They are the example of how to live a divine companionship.

Elder Tyler Perkins and Elder Robert Falconer, our faithful friends.

We enjoyed our trip to the Mesa temple before transfers. Isn't it beautiful!
Here is a "revelation" I received after we came out from the temple. Elder Perkins and President Taylor were both on the phone cheerfully taking care of all the problems and questions that had come up from our missionaries while we were inside...and guess who had more calls to return? Yes, it was Elder Perkins. The Assistants run interference for President and it is much appreciated. They are an example of a "Nelson/Holland Companionship" where being Jr. or Sr. companion is not the focus...the focus is on more perfectly serving the Lord and each other.
We are grateful for their obedience, service and friendship!


  1. Elder Perkins,
    We have on the Arizona Phoenix Mission calendar that you will be getting married in November of 2012. Have you met this wonderful sister yet? Remember, it is only with our approval.
    Elder and Sister Williams

  2. My Name is Charles Boyer I am 58 Years Old
    and I need some information
    on finding a mission that will help me get back
    on my feet, I am in Mazatlan, Mexico where I was
    Living for the past 10 years and I marred a Mexican
    and have a 9 year old little girl by my Mexican wife.
    As you well know that there has been a lot of killings
    here and where I live is what they call a tourist town and
    for the past 3 years the tore boats stop coming here.
    I was working for the past 7 years here and now been out
    of work for the past 3 years due to no more tore boats
    stopping here and my wife no longer wants
    me here after 10 years with her sense I been out of work and not making any money.
    She is kicking me out of the house since no longer working
    and have a job.
    There are no jobs here now in Mazatlan due to no more
    tore boats stopping here.
    I want to come back now to the USA since I have no longer
    a family and I need help in a place to stay so I can go out
    to find a job and get back on my feet.
    I have no one to turn to for any kind of help.
    Right now I am trying to sell my computer so I will have
    money to buy a bus ticket back to the USA.
    Please, any way you can help me on this?
    My E-Mail is:
    Thank You
    Charles Boyer