Missionaries began arriving this morning at about 8:30 for our 9:00 Mission Leadership Council here at the Mission Home. I LOVE these meetings and these days filled by counseling with our mission leaders. We have 9 Zones and 9 Zone Leader Companionships. We also have 4 Sister Training Leader companionships who look after all of the Sisters in the mission. These are exemplary missionaries and we love how they serve their fellow missionaries.
I think they all like coming early because they all love being together here in the Mission Home. Come see the joy in their faces as they gathered this morning:Introducing our leaders:And we begin–Today’s agenda:President Lewis teaching leadership principles:Elder Donakey sharing some study tips:Elder Miles and Elder Walker reviewing their training last month on Weekly Planning:Sister McCourt and Sister Banks sharing Light The World ideas:And then it was time for lunch. Deliciousness waiting:First our Group Photo:Then we had a Christmas feast: glazed ham, funeral potatoes, glazed carrots, steamed broccoli, kale and Gorgonzola salad with apples,cranberries and candied pecans, homemade rolls and pumpkin crunch cake for dessert!Inspecting homemade ties:Elder Ence: Jack-in-the-Box@Sister Call, Sister Garcia, and Sister Edwards. Fabulous helpers.Happy Eaters:Best dessert Ever. You should make some.
Heading back to work:Elder Palacios and Elder Anderson led a discussion on ways we might share mission miracles.Then we worked on our mission baptism goal for February, listened to final testimonies and had some final comments by Pres Lewis.
Today’s Light The World focus was about honoring our parents. These two Darlings collected notes from everyone in the entire mission and presented them to us (their mission parents) at the end of our meeting. What an amazing thoughtful gift!! We have the best mission family EVER!Pack-up and Farewells:Elder Bown made a tie out of Hna Young’s SKIRT!@!@!Hna Cluff’s mom sent her finished My Family Booklets!!–one for each side of the family!Picking up supplies and packages:And snow shovels . . . Mission LOVE:Our Assistants: Elder Walker and Elder Miles.Farewell, Dear Friends.All of the photos taken today will be posted in an album on our FB page.