Saturday, January 23, 2010
I am so grateful for the faithful service of our faithful Hermanas. They are diligent and obedient. They are laying a great foundation for their lives, and they are blessing so many families and individuals as they tirelessly share the gospel. I love them all!
We have been given the assignment from our Area Presidency to double the number of Missionaries that leave from Chile in the year 2010 from the number that left in 2009. For that reason, President Laycock is doing all he can to encourage the Young Men who live within the boundaries of our Mission to prepare for full time Missionary service. This week, he spent an evening at scout camp talking with the Young Men. The Assistants accompanied him, and they taught and inspired with all the enthusiasm of three great Missionaries.
Elder Guzman Faithfully Completed his Mission this past week. We love him. We will always remember his great attitude and his willingness and ability to always be happy. We know he will do well in all he attempts to do in his life, and we look forward to knowing all about his future endeavors.
Zone Conferences Allow Us to Look Into the Faces of our Missionaries and Feel Their Love for Their Savior and for The People of Chile.
We had Zone Conference Wednesday January 13 and Wednesday, January 20. We always enjoy being together for Zone Conferences. It was nice to start the new year and set new goals and commitments. We decided to re emphasize 5 major points that we have been working on and that we introduced in the first six months of our mission and to remind everyone that the small things really do make a huge difference in our capacity to serve. We talked about Naaman and how "small things" really matter.The five re-focusing points we are emphasizing are:
1. The Vision to Baptize
5. Love: We do everything with love
We know that we need to keep working on these 5 things for the missionaries to really do what they need to do to be successful. President Laycock spoke about the importance of “Being Preach My Gospel” and the Assistants focused on setting goals and planning effectively. We also discussed the need to be like our Savior and work to attain His attributes in our lives. If we teach and love as He does, we will not fail. Our excellent Zone Leaders also taught us about having perfect planning sessions.
In this Zone Conference, we remembered the importance of doing the small things.
We talked about how the small things in our lives lead us to greatness.
Zone Conferences always stengthen and fortify us.
Eating together is a highlight of Zone Conference.
We are blessed to enjoy one another as we serve together.
We love being Missionaries and attending Zone Conferences!
We look forward to gathering together to share ideas and learn about our Savior.
Every time we meet, we are reminded that Mission work is a refining process that takes time, patience, and perseverance.
We know that Mission work is not meant to be easy. If it were all easy, we would not grow and develop our testimonies.
We are so grateful for faithful Missionaries who love and serve the Lord without thought of reward.
Zone Conferences teach us Doctrine!
Zone Conferences make us happy!
provide time for us to be together!
help us set goals!
Zone Conferences remind us to be obedient in all things.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Elder and Sister Day!