In July 2018, President David Hughes and Sister Lisa Hughes began serving as mission president couple for the England Birmingham Mission.
“We feel incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to serve the Lord over the next three years in the England Birmingham Mission and are excited to be with the wonderful missionaries of the Church,” President Hughes said.
President Hughes, born in Ashton-Under-Lyne, and Sister Lisa Hughes, born in Manchester, have three children. Alexa their youngest, will be accompanying them on their mission to Birmingham. Their eldest daughter Makenzie lives in Chorley with her husband Jared. Their son Conor is currently serving in the China Hong Kong Mission.
“It is an even greater honour to know that as we embark on our mission, we’ll be joining our son in this great work and that we will be united as a family on the Lord’s errand,” said President Hughes.
President Hughes served as a bishop, counsellor in the Manchester Mission Presidency, counsellor in the England MTC Presidency and as a counsellor in the Chorley England Stake Presidency. He served as a missionary in the England Bristol Mission.
Sister Hughes has served as Stake Young Women’s President, Ward Primary President, and as a counsellor in the Relief Society.
When we were asked to serve a mission, we knew that the Lord had extended the calling to us. We have a strong testimony of the blessings which come in putting the Lord first in our lives and giving our all to His work,” Sister Hughes said.
“As we have seen how our son has drawn closer to the Lord through his service, we are mindful that our missionaries will also be the sons and daughters of parents, hoping that their child has an uplifting and enjoyable missionary experience. Over the next three years we hope and pray that we can help the missionaries draw closer to Christ as we give our all in His service,” President and Sister Hughes said.