We bid farewell to some great missionaries that have truly left a legacy in our mission. They were fierce defenders of the faith and true disciples of Jesus Christ. They spoke of Christ, they taught of Christ, rejoiced in Christ and were examples of His faith and teachings. We will miss them but know that they will stand steadfast and immovable, and improve the member missionary effort where ever they go. Thank you for your great service.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
February Zone Conference was on Becoming Master teachers. We ask the question "what do you want them to know? what do you want them to Feel? and what do you want them to do We talked about mastering the lessons, knowing their sequence and thinking of their own personal experience with each one. We ask them to make a teaching journal with all of the concepts and personal experiences they had had with each one so it was already to pull out of their hat. We talked once again about asking good questions to see if real learning is taking place. We played "name that concept" at lunch time and the winners of the game got to put a cream pie in the face of the other team captains. They LOVED it.
In the afternoon we talked about using the book of Mormon and how to introduce it. We talked about how they need to touch it, read it and feel it. They should never leave them with a Book of Mormon without having a spiritual experience with it. They need to have read something touching about the Savior before you leave them with the commitment to read it during the week. Elder Taylor instructed on the faith to use the tools that we have been given remembering the promises made to us by the Lord through His chosen servant. Elder McKay instructed on Pride. How the Savior had descended below ALL things and are we greater than he? When we think that we know better how to do the work than the way he has instructed us we are being prideful. When we aren't all moving in the same direction in obedience we are wieghing our brother down in much affliction.
Posted by PRESIDENT AND SISTER WOODS at 9:55 PM
This was a transfer from Heaven. It was the first group in the nine months we have been here that arrived on time. They got here about 1:30 in the afternoon. We brought them to the Mission home and had some fruit , cheese and crackers and cookies. They had been up since 2:00am. We oriented them while President started interviews. We finished in time for them to take a little nap while I finished dinner. We had a nice dinner and after that we shared our love with them and little bit about us and our vision for the mission. We heard testimonies from our Assistants and all of the new missionaries. They were wonderful testimonies of the Savior and expressions of dedication. They wrote their "I've arrived" letters , opened their new area letters, found out where they were on the map, had a little desert, and off to bed they went. We are very excited about the spirit we felt from this group of missionaries.
Posted by PRESIDENT AND SISTER WOODS at 9:23 PM