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.