Our Final Zone Conferences, Today in Quincy with the Wenatchee, Ephrata, Moses Lake and Othello Zones

2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (3)Well, today and tomorrow we have our final Zone Conferences with our beloved missionaries.  We drove to Quincy early this morning in silence, thoughtful and with full hearts at the thought of what was to come.  It’s hard to say goodbye to your children.  We have more than 150 right now.   Today we met with those serving in the northern half of the mission.  Come take a look:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (5)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (6)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (7)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (9)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (12)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (15)Setting up for the meeting:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (17)The Omans!2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (18)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (20)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (21)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (22)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (23)They just kept coming!2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (28)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (29)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (31)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (32)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (33)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (34)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (35)Elder Hibbard and Elder Blake, Zone Leaders in the Othello Zone, preparing to conduct:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (37)President and Sister Garner from Mattawa:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (38)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (39)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (41)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (42)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (44)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (47)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (48)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (50)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (51)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (52)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (53)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (54)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (55)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (56)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (57)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (61)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (64)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (68)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (69)

Ten minutes before the meeting began, we started a slide show of all the baptisms so far in 2018.  Elder Palacios played beautiful prelude.2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (58)

2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (74)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (76)Today’s Agenda:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (77)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (78)Then the meeting began.2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (79)Sister Going conducted our mission song:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (80)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (81)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (82)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (84)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (85)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (87)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (91)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (93)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (94)President Lewis taught us first.  He talked about the desires of our hearts.2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (95)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (98)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (100)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (101)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (102)I spoke next, giving my “Last Lecture,” or my best “Pearls of Wisdom,” taken from all of the talks and trainings I’ve given during the last 3 years.

Then Elder Hoogland and Eler Bonny, ZLs in Wenatchee, led a discussion about online proselyting.  We shared ideas that are working and talked about distractions and how to stay focused with smart phones in our hands.2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (103)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (104)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (105)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (106)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (107)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (110)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (111)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (114)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (117)Small group discussions:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (118)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (119)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (120)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (121)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (122)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (123)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (124)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (125)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (126)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (127)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (128)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (129)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (130)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (131)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (132)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (133)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (135)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (136)

Then Sister Fleming and Sister Field led a discussion on more effective tracting.  It was excellent.2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (139)We did some practicing:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (141)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (144)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (147)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (149)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (154)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (158)Then Pres Lewis led a discussion about setting expectations when teaching.  This was from a training we received at our Mission President’s Seminar in April taught by Elder Kearon.  Here are the main points:2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (159)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (160)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (161)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (162)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (163)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (164)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (165)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (166)2018-6-7 Zone Conf Quincy North (167)By then we were all very hungry and ready for lunch!

Plenty more photos from today will be posted in an album on Facebook!

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