23 February, 2018

New Missionaries Arrive! (Feb 2018)

It's an unusually beautiful in Milan 
for February.
The sun is shining, the weather mildly cool
and our new missionaries are arriving.
We first receive two from the MTC in Spain
and then the next day all go to welcome "home"
the seven coming from the Provo MTC.
Even after the long journey they are smiling 
and anxious to do what they came to do...
"Preach repentance and baptize converts".


Now - some excerpts from the moment they arrive.
Our Spain MTC missionaries




The next day we return to receive our Provo MTC group.
























More pictures to come.....
Patienza!

16 February, 2018

New Missionary Training - Feb 2018

The difference five weeks makes...

Still tired - but not sleep deprived
Smiling - but for more reasons
Questions - that are based on needs
New Companion - is now a new friend
All about me - now all about "the work"

Suitcases are unpacked and they officially live
in questa bella Italia.

We gathered them in and they were so very 
delighted to see each other.
This is a close group.

We feel like they have been part of our mission family
for much longer.



















Happy Valentines Day!

We had a wonderful day
but now it's back to doing what we came to do -
"Preach repentance and baptize converts"

Ci vediamo!

09 February, 2018

Zone Conferences - February 2018


It has been a wonderful two weeks of Zone Conferences
with our missionaries.
They are dedicated and hard working
and family members can be proud of what they are accomplishing.
I will also give you a synopsis of
what was presented in the conferences. 
We are gearing up to accomplish
Milano321.
It will be hard
but
we can do hard things.
~~
We are a mission of faith a mission of miracles
because
We are a mission of obedience and hard work.
~~
 Milano Est Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Dixon and Laudert

Milano Ovest Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Korak and Wagstaff

Torino Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Crowther and Marte

Genova Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Johnson and Johnson

Verona zone
One Leaders - Anziani Levitt and Challis

Venezia Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Aglaure and Kewene-Hite

Bologna Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Austin and Marocchi

Toscana Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Wilson and McEwen

Rimini Zone
Zone Leaders - Anziani Tumblin and Peterson

ZC Agenda with Notes:

 President Allen
I ask you to lift your personal level of performance.
No playing cards in the church.
Be attentive to the White Handbook guidelines on music,
proper missionary titles, language and
comportment with fellow missionaries.
Check companions technical devices weekly.
Keep cell phones in our pockets/purses during meetings.

Zone Leaders
Finding.
We must diligently and joyfully find.
Use Milano321 to help missionaries and members set goals.
We must assume 100% responsibility in finding.
Goal - one new investigator per week.

Sister Trainer Leaders
The importance of companionship study.
Companions who study together each day are more unified and prepared
to be tools in the Lord's hands
and enjoy the blessing of the presence of the Holy Ghost.

Assistants
Safety and Preparedness
Be ready with emergency funds, food and prudent behavior
in the event of a natural or man made disaster.

Sorella Allen
Opposition.
"There must needs be opposition in ALL things"
We must prepare to be opposed in our work
and meet the challenge like the heroes we are.
Have the courage to meet opposition wherever it comes from.
(and not BE the opposition.)
Repent and - like Enos - be forgiven
of our sins.

President Allen
Statistics of how our mission compares with the Europe Area average.
We are very low in finding, high in other areas.
Our push/commission is to find.
To the older missionaries:
please work hard to the end.  Leave a culture of obedience and hard work.
To the younger missionaries:
Look to the older missionaries. Follow their example.
Be Christ centered and focus driven.
Be "red sword" and "red balloon" missionaries.
(Focus - work hard - stretch)

~Additional pictures~













Now -
Let's go and be amazing!