We were instructed by President Morgan as he talked about our mission being Blessed by the Basics of focused attention to Preach My Gospel and studying the Book of Mormon every day. We issued a challenge to everyone to read the Book of Mormon in 120 days. We all started on August 25, 2014 and will finish reading on Christmas day this year. We are excited about doing this as a whole mission.
We had wonderful lunches provided by 3 of our Stakes. We had 3 break-out sessions. Elder Bailey taught the missionaries about creating meaningful posts on Facebook and Sisters Baker and Bloxham taught us about planning and organizing. Sisters Morgan and Wilson talked about being a healthy mission. Sister Morgan baked 130 loaves of banana bread and gave each companionship a loaf.
After these meetings, we all felt more "Blessed by the Basics" and have recommitted ourselves to becoming a more focused Preach My Gospel mission. We are so lucky to be an online proselyting mission. Facebook has been a great blessing to our mission, when it is used for the sole purpose of preaching the gospel. We hope that after these great days of training we will all remember our purpose as missionaries. Teaching the Doctrine of Christ on social media is a wonderful way to flood the earth with the truthfulness of the gospel.
|Scarsdale Bagels and homemade cream cheese have become a great tradition for breakfast before zone conferences.|
|Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese! 30 pounds of cream cheese and 23 dozen bagels can almost feed all 250 missionaries!|
|Blessed by the Basics, August 2014|
|Sister Wilson did a GREAT job teaching the basics of good health care.|
|Darling Sisters Baker and Bloxham were very enthusiastic about teaching the basics of planning with a purpose.|
|Elder Bailey was amazing when he taught the basics of|
Facebook posts for the purpose of teaching the gospel.
|Beautiful song by Sister Smith|
|Elder Coleman talked about Finding people to teach. He said, "The Lord trusts you enough to let you teach His sons and daughters. Preach My Gospel tell us that He will lead you to them and He will lead them to you."|
|Matchy Matchy Polka Dot Ties|
|Wonderful men's chorus: Elder Jensen, Elder Durham, Elder Allred, Elder Moss, Elder Kroff and Elder Fronk|
|Mens quartet: Elder Jessee, Elder Gagnon, Elder Atkinson and Elder Wilkins|
|Sister Molina, Sister Orme, Sister Toronto, Sister Holdaway sang a lovely song together|
|Duet sung by Sister Oluwalana and Sister Larson|