Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NP, TO, Simi Zone Conference

We started four days of zone conferences today with three of the zones down south.  The morning started off with Brother Foutin of the Church doing a TIWI (teenage independent witness) presentation in regards to the cars in the mission.  For about an hour he talked with the missionaries.  During the morning and part of the afternoon a group of technicians were updating the tiwis in the cars.   The Iverson and Floyds inspected the cars out in the heat.  We love and appreciate them.  An award was given to the companionship with the cleanest car and best kept daily report.  Sisters McClure and Fisher received the award.
The new missionaries since the last zone conference were able to bear testimony.  President Felix did a presentation on being equally yoked with members. 

Newberry Park Zone
Front row:  Elders K. Davis, M. Bailey, H. Davis, Shaw, Hatman, Sisters Cardon, Bosshardt, Hermana Lance
Back row:  Elders Snyder, Levis, J. Bailey, Hales, Hull, Sisters Campbell, Hopkins, Hermana Ames

Thousand Oaks Zone
Front row:  Elders Wayment, Carter, Palmer, Barrios-Vega, Harvey, Oakey, Sisters Besendorfer, Capener
Back row:  Elders Sila, Bronson, Ruby, Marchant, Parkinson, Gardner, Sisters Deitos, Housman

Simi Valley Zone
Front row:  Hermana Gomez, Sisters Fisher, Greding, Elders Mata, Judkins, Alder, Rosenlof, Hidalgo, McCurdy
Back row:  Hermana Kneip, Sisters McClure, Orme, Elders Brown, Klingler, Jo, DuPlessis, Harper, Huston
President Felix, President & Sister Olson - TO, Sister & President Jordon - NP, President & Sister Newberry - Simi

Hawaiian haystacks
Birthdays for May and June
Elders Bronson, Hatman, Hales, Sisters Fisher, McClure, Besendorfer, Elders Harper, McCurdy, Rosenlof, Havey, Alder

The stake presidents for the zones were invited to join us for lunch.  Our afternoon started with a musical number -
Elder Harvey and Parkinson sang I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go with Elder Jo accompanying.  The Stake Presidents then shared with the missionaries their missionary vision for their stake.  We still talked about being equally yoked.  These men had amazing remarks.
The assistants presented the CVM target - Find the elect through the trial of your faith and the new Christlike attribute of faith.  The scripture we will learn is Ether 12:6.
President and Sister Felix did a presentation on True Believers taken from a talk by Neal A. Maxwell.  We talked about 10 different characteristics of a True Believer:
True believers gladly perform their duties in the kingdom, true believers are humble, true believers are willing to do what Christ wants, true believers truly pray, true believers have both right conduct and right reasons for that conduct, they are happy, true believers remember that forgetting is part of forgiving, they have a sense of balance, and true believers are settled in their views of Christ. 
 Because we no longer have transfer meetings the missionaries leaving the first week in August were given the opportunity to bear testimony.  We heard from Elders Gardner, J. Bailey, Hull, Klingler, Kuepper, and Snyder.  President Felix had closing remarks and then we sang I Believe in Christ.

No comments:

Post a Comment