During the month of February, we experienced the blessing of a mission tour with Elder and Sister Richards. Elder Richards is a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy and serves as the second counselor in the Chile Area Presidency.
We started the week with a dinner on Monday night where President and Sister Laycock were able to discuss the needs of our mission with Elder and Sister Richards.
On Tuesday, we met with some of our Zone Leaders early in the morning so that they could learn from Elder and Sister Richards. At 9:00 AM one third of our missionaries arrived for a whole day of conference taught by Elder and Sister Richards. We had a short break for lunch, and then Elder Richards interviewed some of our Missionaries while Sister Richards conducted a scripture activity with those waiting. Tuesday night, we were able to meet with all of the Stake Presidents and the Area Authority Seventy over our mission.
On Wednesday morning, we met with more Zone Leaders and received more wonderful instruction by Elder and Sister Richards. At 9:00 AM another third of our missionaries arrived for another day of spiritual enlightenment, lunch, and interviews. At the end of the day, Sister Richards took all of the Sisters in our mission and taught us and answered our questions. Wednesday evening, we held a fireside for all investigators in our mission. It was a miracle. The entire chapel and back to the stage was filled with missionaries and investigators and new converts. Elder Richards again taught us! It was so beautiful. We loved every minute.
On Thursday, we began with another Zone Leader meeting and another conference. Then at the conclusion of the day, we held a Zone Leader Council and learned how to council together.
This was truly a blessed event for our mission. We will feel the affect of Elder and Sister Richards' teachings forever in our mission. We experienced an outpouring of the Lord's love and the enlightenment of the Spirit. We will treasure this mission tour forever and ever.