Faith is not by chance, but by CHOICE!
From Elder Neil Anderson
" Faith in Jesus Christ is a gift from heaven that comes as we choose to believe and as we seek it and hold on to it."
"How we live our lives increases or diminishes our faith. Prayer, obedience, honesty, purity of thought and deed, and unselfishness increase faith. Without these, faith diminishes. Why did the Savior say to Peter, “I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not”? Because there is an adversary who delights in destroying our faith! Be relentless in protecting your faith."
Zone Leaders - Elder Redford and Elder Redd report on progress in their zone.
President Johnson conducting training and discussions among mission leaders.
Concerns of Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders
1-Getting members to come teach (Member present)
3 -Missionaries taking problems to the wrong sources (need clarification on
4-Keeping Committments/Getting investigators to come to church
5- Help from members
Solutions - from discussion:
1 -Ask members, ask bishop when would be a good match for friendshipping.
2-Park car and walk -talk to people all along the way
Ask members, live your purpose, show an interest in people, show members how,
Teach members and follow up with specific names
3-Reach out to missionaries that you have stewardship over.
Be a shepherd rather than a policeman?
Redirect missionary to leader over them
4-Be in tune to invite them to the next step
Committ them to increase their faith
Followup continually to help them keep their committments
5-Pick strong families and teach them PMG lesson on how to invite, etc.
6-Zone activity, Zone sharing activities - Service activities, testimony meetings
7-Purpose, plan well, preparations, Invite the Spirit, really listen and teach to their
needs, role playing
Time for lunch!
Members of the MLC: Front: Elders Hyer, Bryant, Bell, Wadsworth, Schofield and Scott
Center: Sister Johnson, Elder May (purple tie), Sisters: Johnson, Landa,Roberts, Oliver, Crockett, Busath, Sibley, Robinson, Sears and Smith
Back: Pres. Johnson,Elders: O'Keefe, Loretto, Millis, Cuthbert, Baker, Ord, Gates, Redford, Redd, Mills, Saylor, Gray and Camp