Friday, May 8, 2015

New Mission Presidents for Liberia and Sierra Leone

We are so excited to let everyone know that Liberia and Sierra Leone are receiving new Mission Presidents and Companions!  We are so grateful that Ebola has subsided and that the Lord's work can continue to move along!  We love the Church Members in both countries and we know they have prayed and fasted to have their countries open again to missionary work. 

 Arvid Alan Carlson, 62, and Kelly Lynn Lilly Carlson, five children, Wasatch Mountain Ward, Midway Utah Stake: Liberia Monrovia Mission. Brother Carlson serves as a young single adult adviser and is a former stake presidency counselor, district president, branch president, branch presidency counselor and missionary in the Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission. Retired physician, United States State Department. Born in Oakes, North Dakota, to Carl Alvin Carlson and Gloria Mae Widmer Carlson.
Sister Carlson serves as a young single adult adviser and is a former district Primary president, ward Young Women president, branch Primary president and seminary teacher. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Morgan Eldon Lilly and Peggy Joyce Christy Lilly.
Kevin Harold Clawson, 58, and Toi Lyon Clawson, five children, Fairport Ward, Palmyra New York Stake: Sierra Leone Freetown Mission. Brother Clawson serves as a stake presidency counselor and is a former bishop, stake mission president, high priests group leader, area public affairs co-director and missionary in the France Paris Mission. President and chief executive officer, Reach the Children. Born in Landstuhl, Rhineland Pfalz, Germany, to Robert Marion Clawson Jr. and Elizabeth Silver Clawson.
Sister Clawson serves as a multi-stake public affairs director and is a former Hill Cumorah Pageant and area public affairs director, seminary teacher, and Primary music leader. Born in Salt Lake City to David Reed Lyon and Cherie Deanne Moss Lyon.

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