President Malan Robert Jackson 翟新倫

翟新倫會長家庭 President Malan Jackson’s Family

President Malan Robert Jackson 翟新倫

Spouse: Linda

Served: 1971 - 1974

Passed away on 08 Jul 2021

Email from President Jackson to Carl Liang 14 Mar 2002:  Sister Jackson and I are both retired now but still spending a lot of time in Asia, mostly Mongolia. doing humanitarian projects. We have 23 grandchildren, all living in Utah. Nothing thrills us more than hearing from missionaries we served with in Taiwan. I currently serve in a branch presidency in the Missionary Training Center.

第一任台灣傳道部會長辭世,享年86歲

出處:翟新倫英文訃聞

2021年7月8日星期四,耶穌基督後期聖徒教會第一任台灣傳道部會長翟新倫,因併發症去世,享年86歲。

對家人來說,翟會長是位充滿愛的丈夫、父親、祖父和曾祖父。對教會成員和朋友來說,他是位偉大的領袖和教育家。他一生的服務,令人永難忘懷。

翟會長出生於猶他州里奇菲,家中有慈愛的雙親。他們教導他要效法救主的榜樣,因此他總是樂於幫助有需要的人。他原本在19歲時被召喚至日本服務,但在前往傳道部的漫長船程中,約瑟·斐亭·斯密重新指派他和其他七位傳教士,前往香港南遠東傳道部服務。他們是那個新傳道部的第一批傳教士。他熱愛分享福音,並在傳教期間,協助啟動摩爾門經的中文翻譯作業。

1971年,翟會長在台灣完成其博士學位研究工作的一年後,海樂·李會長召喚當時34歲的他,擔任新成立的台灣傳道部第一任會長。他雄心勃勃的首要計畫,就是找出所有不活躍的成員,帶領他們回到教會。台灣的教會領袖及成員都非常熟識和喜愛他。

賴建臣是來自台灣的成員,翟會長的教導和榜樣增強了他的見證,他說:「我記得他有個偉大的忠告:『要接受教會的任何召喚,不管它是什麼職務,因為召喚會幫助人獲得經驗、鞏固信心及增加見證。』「我聽從他的忠告,我們全家人都積極在教會中服務。」賴弟兄接著說:「1973年,我們去夏威夷之前,為了取得聖殿推薦書到他的辦公室去見他。我記得他在辦公室裡收集了各式各樣的時鐘,我覺得那是因為他在爭取時間為人服務。」

翟會長也是一位創建者。他打造了台灣的第一個傳道部會長公館,為台灣的第一座聖殿鋪路,並在島上各地取得土地來興建教堂和支聯會中心。他也協助教義和聖約及無價珍珠的中文翻譯工作。。

翟會長認為自己最神聖的職責,就是將年輕傳教士塑造成未來的領袖;領袖要鼓勵周遭的人,並持續從事愛、仁愛和傳播福音的使命。

他一直都和許多傳教士保持密切聯繫。最近,他的一位傳教士分享說,他們最喜歡翟會長的一點就是「他的期望很高,但是他的愛更深」。

他繼續擔任許多不同的教會召喚為人服務。他最喜歡的召喚之一,就是在傳教士訓練中心為期五年的服務。此召喚,讓他記得自己有多麼喜歡幫助傳教士,以及投入未來年輕領袖的培育工作。

翟會長在傳教士訓練中心服務後不久,他和妻子就蒙召喚到蒙古傳教。他們非常喜愛為蒙古的人民服務。首先,他在1988年協助當地的高等教育計畫。他受指派聯繫返鄉傳教士,幫助他們重回教會,翟姊妹則受指派在蒙古成立家譜中心,教導成員如何進行族譜研究。

來自蒙古的成員嘎薩森扎木蘇·達西達瓦在悼念留言板上簡短而真誠地說:「他的心地善良,對教會在蒙古的發展影響至鉅!」

翟會長在香港、台灣、蒙古和中國大陸工作多年,結交了無數的朋友。他一生中獲得多項榮譽,包括擔任蒙古的榮譽領事、獲頒蒙古總統頒發的蒙古之友獎(Friend of Mongolia Award)、楊百翰大學榮譽校友獎(Brigham Young University Emeriti Award),以及擔任猶他州藍十字藍盾(Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Utah)的董事會主席。他愛自己認識的每個人,並秉持這份愛終身為他們服務。

翟會長身後留下妻子、八名子女和五位姊妹。他和妻子有26名孫子女和21名曾孫子女。

圖文請見:

https://tw.churchofjesuschrist.org/area/ww-news/2021/07-the-first-taiwan-mission-president-jackson-passed-away-at-age-86?lang=zho-tw

 

Malan Jackson obituary

Malan Robert Jackson, loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and educator passed Thursday, July 8 in Provo, Utah from health complications. He was 86 years old.

Malan was born in Richfield, Utah May 20,1935 to Jeremiah Worthern and Thora Taylor Jackson and was the oldest of seven children. As a young boy Malan’s life was filled with adventure. While growing up in Fremont he loved fishing, hunting, exploring the rock ledges behind his home, arrowhead hunting and spending time with his father and brother Kent. He attended Brigham Young University and received his Bachelor's degree in 1960, Master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1962 and received his PhD from Arizona State University in 1970.

From a young age Malan lived a life of service. Taught by loving parents to follow the Savior’s example he was often found helping others with their needs. At age 19 he was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern Far East Mission (Japan). During the long ship journey to his mission, Joseph Fielding Smith reassigned Elder Jackson, and seven other missionaries, to reopen Hong Kong for the proselytizing of The Gospel. During his mission Malan helped begin the process of translating the Book of Mormon into Chinese. 

In 1971 at the age of 34 and a year after completing research in Taiwan for his PhD, Malan was called to be the first Mission President of the newly organized Taiwan mission. He was well known by the local church leaders and loved by the members. His first and most ambitious project was to find all the inactive members and lead them back to church. He was also tasked with helping to translate the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price into Chinese.

Most of all, President Jackson was a builder. He built the first mission home, paved the way for Taiwan’s first temple and acquired property across the island for the building of chapels and stake centers. Malan continued to be close to many of his missionaries throughout his life. One of his missionaries recently shared a favorite thing they loved about President Jackson was that he had “high expectations but even higher love”. President Jackson’s most sacred duty, as he saw it, was to help build the young missionaries into future leaders; leaders that would lift up those around them and continue his mission of love, charity and spreading the gospel.

Malan continued his life of service through many different church callings. One of his favorite callings was serving for five years at the Missionary Training Center. Working at the MTC reminded Malan how much he loved working with missionaries and being involved in the development of future young leaders.

Shortly after Malan served at the MTC Malan and Linda were called as missionaries to Mongolia where they loved working with the Mongolian people. Malan had first started working with the Mongolian people with their higher education programs in 1998. Malan was assigned to contact returned missionaries to get them re-involved with the church and Linda was assigned to establish family history centers in Mongolia and teach members how to do genealogy research.

He made countless friends during his many years in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia and China. He received many honors in his life including Honorary Consul for Mongolia, Friend of Mongolia Award from the President of Mongolia, the Brigham Young University Emeriti Award and served as the Chairman of the Board for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Utah. Malan loved everyone he met and lovingly served them throughout his entire life.

He is survived by his wife Linda Lou Gold Jackson and eight children: Deborah Lin and Bruce Mason of Kaysville, Utah; Andrew Kent and Anne Elizabeth Jackson of Springville, Utah; Rebekah Li Jackson Trammell of Springville, Utah; Chen Hai and Liwen Han of Holladay, Utah; Elizabeth Lan and Lemuel Pedro of Sedona, Arizona; Tamar Ling and Les Allen of Springville, Utah; Joseph Malan and Stephanie Peay Jackson of Salem, Utah; and Joshua William and Catherine Marie Jackson of Orem, Utah. He and his wife have 26 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father Jeremiah Worthern Jackson, mother Thora Taylor Jackson, sister Ann Avon Jackson and brother Kent Worthern Jackson.

There will be two funerals held. The first funeral will be Friday, July 16 with a viewing from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and the funeral at 4:00 p.m. at the Hobble Creek West Stake Center located at 555 S. Averett Avenue Springville, Utah 84663. The second funeral will be Monday, July 19 with a viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the funeral at 1:00 p.m. at the Fremont LDS Chapel located at 24 S. 100 W. Fremont, UT 84747 across from Worthern’s Mercantile. He will be interred at the Fremont Cemetery in Fremont, Utah.

Linda has asked that due to her health concerns and the current pandemic that everyone please wear a mask while indoors during the viewings and funerals.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Perpetual Education Fund https://philanthropies.churchofjesuschrist.org/perpetual-education-fund.