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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Friday, April 16, 2010


There is a saying that everything old is new again. That saying seems very appropriate today. We have a new Apostle, a new Apostolic Leadership Team, and a new Apostolic field. Let me review them one at a time.

We have known for some time that our Apostle, Mary Jacks Dynes, was retiring from her duties with us. Yesterday we learned who our new Apostle is and she is Susan Skoor. Interestingly, For Mike Hewitt and me, Susan was our Apostle when I was assigned to Southwest International (USA/Mexico) Mission Centre, and Mike was in Southern California. She is an old friend. While there will be a learning curve for her and for us, she is a familiar presence, and we look forward to working with her.

The Apostolic Leadership team is made up of the Apostle, the Field Missionary Coordinator/President of Seventy, and the Field Apostolic Assistant. This newly reconstituted team will now consist of Apostle Skoor, President of Seventy Kris Judd, and our own Bishop Jim Poirier. As a staff, we are very pleased. While this is a new team, Kris and Jim remain with us and we are delighted to be retaining them in their current roles. Consistency is often a very good thing.

Finally we have a new Apostolic field, since the former Canada/North Central USA alignment is no more. Instead, our new field consists of all of Canada and the Pacific Islands, including Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Fiji and Hawaii. What does that mean to the members and friends of Canada East Mission? Well…probably not very much. It has more to do with the Apostolic team than with our members, since most were probably not very aware of the old field anyway. Interestingly, it does mean that we are once again in the same field with our old friend Ken Barrows, which we can also celebrate.

So let us extend to Susan a hearty Canadian welcome. We look forward to working together as we walk both old and new paths together.

Posted by Carman


  1. Don't forget New Caledonia ;-)
    Trust me it is a beautiful place not to be forgotten.
    Sounds like a lovely field to me. Some of my favourite places in the whole world all grouped together into one apostolic field.

  2. I am looking forward to the future for all of us. Barb (Ottawa)


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