Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the First Quorum of Seventy visited our mission on December 4. He attended the Mission Leadership Council in Greentree. Here are some of the highlights he shared:
"Glad tidings = good news of the gospel!"
"Make planning a revelatory experience!!"
The Missionary Handbook is inspired and is for our protection.
"Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say." -Philemon 21
To Improve Core Teachng skills:
Role playing in companionship studies
Spend time in studying for investigators
Spend time in Preach My Gospel
What is the most important skill you can have as a missionary?
Recognizing the promptings of the Holy Ghost
Acting on those promptings
The more you act, the more promptings you will receive!
How can we motivate others to work hard?
Inspire rather than motivate! Motivate means to move or push. Inspire is desire from within.
As your understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ grows, your desire to share the gospel will increase. You will feel, as Lehi did, the “great … importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth” (2 Nephi 2:8).
The Christmas Initiative #ASaviorIsBorn is a fantastic way to share the message of Jesus Christ.
We discussed why, and how we can get the message out. Have you "discovered why"?
He was born so I . . .
Members of the MLC with Elder Perkins
Left Front: Elder Baker, Sisters Johnson, Roberts, Elder Perkins, Pres. Johnson, Elders Liston, Bell
2nd row: Elders Miller, Schofield, Sisters Sibley, Ewell (below), Sears, Smith, Elders Wadsworth, Camp, Scott, Loretto and Sister Crockett
Back: Elders Cuthbert, Hyer, Bryant, Holladay, Sister Landa, Elder Gille, Sister Busath, Elders Saylor, Ord, Mills, Millis, Redford and Gray
(Sister Johnson taking the picture)