As a Mission Leadership Council we identified some of the concerns in our mission.
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