Coming Home July 2011


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It has taken me awhile to decide what to do with the blog. I felt lost not posting pictures of the missionaries and I've felt lost with not having my missionary routine. We are starting to settle into a different routine and I have decided to start blogging again. It will take me a little while to get things squared away but we are rolling into the next phase of our journey in life - recovery from the best experience of our lives ( the mission), knee surgery( Tim's), physical therapy for my back, and the economy with our business. We look forward to continuing our growth spiritually and preparing for what comes next!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zone Conferences April 2010

Zone Conference this transfer was on Chapter 8 of Preach My Gospel "USING TIME WISELY." Both conferences were very informative. Elders Howard, Allred, Hess and Goodfellow talked about the "AREA BOOK" which is a record of investigators, in actives, and members being taught. President Fry had each companionship bring their area books and went thur it to organize them and learn how to effectively use them. That was very helpful.The area book is a great missionary tool and if we keep the record up to date it helps the next set of missionaries that come into the area. SETTING GOALS was also talked about by Elders Williams and Elder Jones. They said" Be specific and realistic when setting goals. Look at past goals and evaluate them. Make better goals. Goals help us to reach our full potential. Elders Steele, Shipp, Duffy and Smith talked about ACCOUNTABILITY. Some of their comments were: Be accountable to 1) self (moral agency - moral discipline - sometimes we do what is easy - not necessarily what is right. We are accountable for how we use our time. We can be a more affective missionary by using our time wisely.)2) leaders (called by a Prophet of God to be here. We are accountable to our leaders as we strive to improve and be more obedient.) 3) God. (He has given us our talents and this stewardship - we need to give Him an account daily). Elder Beus and Elder Whitehead talked about PLANNING DAILY and demonstrated a planning session. It incorporated the use of the area book also. They said," Good success in the mission is due to good planning. Make planning a revelatory experience." The spirit was strong and the leaders have great knowledge and respect of the Gospel.