First Reunion

First Reunion

Sunday, August 31, 2014

09-2014 Mission Leadership Council in Berlin.

MLC in Berlin - September 2014

Missionary Life in August 2014

Family Brayden Smith - All the best to you all!
Elder Beck with family - Thanks for the great basket!!
Elder C. Brown in the office - Good Bye, Elder Beck - Elder Struve!!
Great Scripture Mastering

Mastery of scripture passages includes:
  • Locating the verses by knowing the associated scriptural references.
  • Understanding the context and content of the scripture passages.
  • Applying the gospel principles and doctrines taught in the scripture passages.
  • Memorizing the passages.
Memorization can be a wonderful tool to help students know and love selected passages of scripture. As Elder Richard G. Scott explained, “When scriptures are used as the Lord has caused them to be recorded, they have intrinsic power that is not communicated when paraphrased” (“He Lives,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 88).
What a great translation of working... :)

Becoming a Supportive Missionary Mom or Dad

Ensign, March 2011

Preparing Emotionally for Missionary Service

Parents, your influence in the lives of your children doesn’t stop after they enter the Missionary Training Center. It does shift, however. Here are some ways you can support your son or daughter in your new role as a missionary parent:
1. Let your missionary be responsible for the success of his or her mission. Parents who insist on being informed about every detail of their son or daughter’s mission unintentionally place a great burden on the missionary. Missionaries must take personal ownership of their own missions. Every missionary fulfills his or her mission under the direction of the mission president, not under the direction of parents.
2. Allow your son or daughter to live on the missionary budget. Parents who send extra money so missionaries can eat fast food rather than cook their own food not only detract from one of the great learning experiences of the mission, but also encourage missionaries to break mission rules. This “assistance” reduces the spiritual growth of the missionary. It also prompts missionaries to criticize the missionary program.
3. Communicate properly with your missionary. This means sending a letter or e-mail no more than once a week. Your communication should emphasize spiritual and faith-promoting experiences. Details about family problems burden and discourage missionaries. Likewise, it is inappropriate for the missionary to ask parents for a solution to a missionary problem over which the parents have no control. Parents who call their missionary at times other than Christmas and Mother’s Day are encouraging him or her to break mission rules.
If a serious accident or a death should occur in a missionary’s family, the family should notify the mission president by calling either the Missionary Department in Salt Lake City. This enables the mission president to personally notify the missionary of the event. The mission president can then help the missionary with any serious emotional concerns. If appropriate, the mission president will authorize the missionary to call home. Such emotional care is essential for the well being of the missionary.
4. Trust in the Lord to watch over and bless your missionary son or daughter. As President Thomas S. Monson has explained, the Lord has promised His blessings on the missionaries. “Each missionary who goes forth in response to a sacred call becomes a servant of the Lord, whose work this truly is. Do not fear, young men, for He will be with you. He never fails. He has promised: ‘I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.’”4
Just as missionaries rely on the Spirit for guidance in the work, you can also rely on the Spirit to guide you in the best ways to support your missionary.
5. Pray in faith for your missionary daily. President Gordon B. Hinckley also described the role of daily prayer in a missionary’s life: “Every morning … missionaries should get on their knees and plead with the Lord to loosen their tongues and speak through them to the blessing of those they will be teaching. If they will do this, a new light will come into their lives. There will be greater enthusiasm for the work. They will come to know that in a very real sense, they are servants of the Lord speaking in His behalf.”5 As missionary parents join their prayers each day with those of their sons and daughters, they will share in the blessings of missionary service.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

08-14 Finishers II go home - We miss you and pray for You!

Sisters Schoepf, Cameron, Champenois, Dunlap, Bradshaw, Sykes, Nilson, Madsen, Brown, and Munford. Elders Glad, Cannon, Spackman, Feild, Beck, Loitz, Brayden Smith, Whitehead, and Rückauer. Elder/Sister Tenney.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

08-14 Zone Training Meetings with Interviews II.

Berlin North

Sunday, August 10, 2014

08-14 Zone Training Meetings with Interviews, First Week

Hannover is combined to one Zone - 15 areas needed to be closed for 1-2 transfers.
Berlin South

07-14 Soccer with Missionaries in Berlin

Everybody Won!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

08-14 Mission Leadership Council Berlin - Loyalty - Prudence - Resilience

10 Zones left and 5 Sister Training Leader companionships.