“STIMULATOR” message for the week of July 6, 1971
Message from President Eugene C. Ludwig, dated July 6, 1971.
“DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THE RIGHT REASON.” “600” in 1971
Our actions as representatives of the Church are being constantly observed by not only our fellow missionaries, but also by the members of the Church and the non-members here in New Zealand. Are you careful, courteous, and law-abiding in your driving? The car you are driving was purchased with tithing money and actually belongs to the Lord. We hope you will treat it accordingly. In the renewal of our insurance for the mission cars, we have learned our insurance carrier has discontinued writing $50.00 deductible insurance on vehicles driven by any one under 25 years of age. The $150.00 deductible is all that is available. Please, missionaries, be extremely careful in your driving. If the trend continues as it has this past year, we will be unable to obtain insurance, which will mane no cars. The brethren in Salt Lake are also concerned with the amount of money that is being spent to maintain the good running condition of our mission cars. How can we reduce these costs?
- Save the battery by not leaving your lights on after driving to your early morning meetings or during your evening discussion meetings.
- Save your tire wear by taking corners at a much slower pace and reducing your speed by at least 25%, and by reducing your time spent in the car.
- Save your brakes by eliminating jack-rabbit starts and stops. Ease up to the stop signs and lights.
- Save your clutch by not riding it constantly. Save it by moderate starts and ease in shifting gears.
- Save on service bills by insuring that the services performed are properly performed. Examine the invoice and sign it.
It is all up to you and your companion. Every little bit of care helps. Are you willing to cooperate? We pray that you may, by your actions, be worthy of your call as a missionary. Our faith is in you!
President and Sister Ludwig
“DO WHAT IS RIGHT BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT AND NOT BECAUSE OF FEAR OF PUNISHMENT.”