Saturday, March 5, 2016

MLC March 2016

As a Mission Leadership Council we identified some of the concerns in our mission.
    Baptismal Dates
    Making and Keeping Committments
    Inviting investigators to church
    Keeping people progressing

President Johnson then asked:  What is the example of Christ in solving these concerns?  Here are some of the solutions they found.

       Christ asked inspired question
       Committment is to God not the missionary
       Love is a powerful motivator 
       Christ taught about the proper authority
       He knew his flock and used the Spirit
       Taught by example
        A vessel of the Spirit
       Christ's purpose was clear
       He was bold but loving.

"True conversion comes through the power of the Spirit.  When the Spirit touches the heart, hearts are changed.  When individuals ... Feel the Spirit working with them, or when they see the evidence of the Lord's love and mercy in their lives, they are edified and strengthened spiritually and their faith in Him increases.  These experiences with the Spirit follow naturally when a person is willing to experiment on the word."

President Johnson leading a discussion.

Elders Richens, Nelson, Averett, Liston and Masina

Sisters Crockett, Durfee, Wall, Smith, Ewell and Davis

Elders Gray, Parke, Mills and Gehrke

Elders Hyer and Millis and Sisters Birch and Busath

Elders Loretto and Montgomery and Sisters Roberts and McDonald

Elders Gee, Harley, Ord, Devey, Smedley and Baker

Front left:  Elders Harley, Richens, Averett, Liston, Gehrke, Baker and Grey
2nd row:  Elders Ord, Smedley, Loretto, Millis, Sisters Birch, Busath, Davis, McDonald, Smith and Wall
Back:  Elders Parke, Devey, Miller, Nelson, Masina, Mills, Gee, Sisters Roberts, Crockett, Durfee, Ewell
Far back right:  Elders Hyer, Montgomery and President Johnson 

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