|Rome East Zone - July 2015|
The mission is full of young missionaries right now. At least one-third of the missionaries are in their first three transfers. Next transfer we are getting about twenty more new missionaries. It's an eternal circle--experienced missionaries return home to become future leaders in the church and new missionaries come into the mission to learn how to return home and become future leaders. It's a divinely inspired process.
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At the beginning of each Zone Conference, one of the missionaries is assigned to read a section of the Missionary Handbook and tell why it is important.
President Brigham Young taught, "If you go on a mission to preach the Gospel with lightness and frivolity in your hearts, looking for this and that, and to learn what is in the world, . . . you will go and return in vain . . . . Let your minds be centered on your missions".
Strive to represent the Lord according to the highest standards of obedience and conduct. Keep your words, thoughts, and actions in harmony with the message of His gospel. Righteous conduct will influence your effectiveness as a missionary and your personal salvation. Your conduct also affects the trust and confidence nonmembers, members, and other missionaries have in you. Conduct yourself at all times in such a way that everyone who sees you will recognize you as a representative of Jesus Christ. (Missionary Handbook pg. 7-8)
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