Thursday, August 6, 2015

Catania Zone Confrence - August 2015

August 4, 2015

Catania Zone Conference - August 2015

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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.

"We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the 
laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel 
and administer in the ordinances thereof."
(Articles of Faith 1:5)

Strive to fulfill what the President of the Church expects of you, as expressed in your call letter.  "You have been recommended as one worthy to represent the Lord as a minister of the restored gospel.  You will be an official representative of the Church.  As such, you will be expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct and appearance by keeping the commandments, living mission rules, and following the counsel of your mission president.  You will also be expected to devote all your time and attention to serving the Lord, leaving behind all other personal affairs.  As you do these things, the Lord will bless you and you will become an effective advocate and messenger of the truth."

When you accepted your call, you promised to live by these standards.  You are accountable to the Lord and to the leaders of the Church for how well you honor this promise.  Always keep in mind the importance of your calling.  Strive constantly to magnify it.

As you obey with a willing heart, you will show the Lord your love for Him, earn the trust and confidence of members and nonmembers, and qualify for the companionship of the Holy Ghost.

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The Sister Training Leader taught from chapter 9 in Preach My Gospel where it teaches about the importance of members being involved in finding and teaching investigators.

Work with members of the Church to find people to teach. The ideal situation is when members invite others to be taught and are present for the teaching. When members do this, more people are baptized and remain active in the Church. Association with members is important because it softens people’s hearts and often leads them to investigate the restored gospel. This often means that they are brought into the circle of friends of Church members, including active and less-active members, recent converts, and part-member families.  (Preach My Gospel - page 8)

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1 comment:

  1. Haha! Sorella Waddoups, you really look like an angel floating in the air! BTW, thanks for these awesome pictures!