15 November, 2017

New Missionary Training Nov 2017

Weeks later
our new missionaries are enjoying wonderful
experiences in their dedicated service
as disciples of Jesus Christ.
They are blessed with competent and loving trainers.
Their trainers are blessed with committed companions.
Together they lovingly serve the people of their areas.
It is wonderful to see their happy smiles
and her their stories of miracles.
The future of the Milan Mission is in very good hands.

This activity required focused companionship
as the "clap challenge" became 
tougher with every round.

We sure love these missionaries!

29 October, 2017

New District Leaders - Oct 2017

The calling as District Leader
 the first opportunity these missionaries have
to conduct the interviews of baptism candidates prior to their 
entry into the waters of baptism.
It requires preparation, humility, obedience 
and an understanding of the love God has for each of His children.

I believe of all the great Christlike attributes,
love is the most important;
especially when guiding their individual districts 
to become more like our Savior.
It IS His way.

We welcome
Walker, Johnson, Rappleye, Fisher, Torres, Gillette, and Laudert

24 October, 2017

October Consiglio 2017

Mission Leadership Council

In Preach My Gospel it asks:
"How Do I Help People Make and Keep Commitments?"
The answer starts with us.
We first need to make and keep commitments ourselves.

"When people are genuinely committed, they have real intent, 
meaning that they fully intend to do what they have committed to do.

Our leaders are examples of some - but certainly not all - 
of our committed missionaries.
They are called to assist those they have stewardship over
and lead the charge by example.

Mission Leadership Council October 2017
They ably share the load.
Great missionaries every one.

23 October, 2017

Ci Vediamo alla Copia Salatino

After serving faithfully for 23 months,
and then touring great and exotic places for several weeks,
Brother and Sister Salatino
returned to their home in California today.

They will certainly be missed by all and we would like
to say to them...
Grazie mille per il vostro buonissimo lavoro 
nella Missione di Milano!
"Ci vediamo" means
We'll see you again!

You are always welcome at our table.
Wherever our table may be.
God be with you until we meet again.

20 October, 2017

Well Done!

Missionary life is full of
life changing experiences.
Every day shows a commitment against
worldly odds to be a
disciple of Jesus Christ.
Every missionary makes a sacrifice of some sort
to serve for eighteen months or two years.
Every missionary
has earned the phrase,
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant".

We extend that phrase of praise to these five.
Thank you for your valiant service.
You will be greatly missed.

Grazie Mille!

19 October, 2017

Many Hands Make Light Work

A "going away" breakfast for
Anziano Da Ponte and Anziano Wilson.
In just a few hours our new missionaries will arrive.
We couldn't do the upcoming task without the help of
all you see in this picture.
Each person has important specific responsibilities that are vital
to receiving, training, legalizing, matching, transporting
and making your new missionary feel 
not just welcomed,but loved.  
Which, indeed, they are.

Anziano Da Ponte - Outgoing Assistant to the President (Thank you!)
Anziano Wilson - Outgoing Mission Secretary (Thank you!)
Anziano Kewene-Hite - Mission Clerk (Ipads, Cars, Newsletter)
Anziano Keller - Assistant to the President (Missionary Training, Consulting)
Anziano Griffiths - Mission Finances, Apartments, Food)
Sorella Griffiths - Missionary Permesso, Apartments, Food)
Anziano Sanchez - Mission Secretary (Travel, telephones, Transfer Schedule)
Anziano Brown - Assistant to the President (Missionary Training, Consulting)

Awaiting the New Missionaries

Anziano Keller - Anziano Brown
Current Assistants to the President

New Missionaries October 2017

A great day!
We received the arrival of ten new missionaries!
Five Sorelle and five Anziani.
We are ever grateful for the love and support
of family and friends that made it possible
for them to serve with us.
We are all "called to the work"
because we have the "desire to serve"
Jesus Christ.

We will introduce our new missionaries and their trainers:

Welcome Anziano Harrison!
Trainer - Anziano Younce
Serving in Allessandria

Welcome Anziano Garofalo
Trainer - Anziano Polombo
Serving in Pisa

Welcome Sorella Graver!
Trainer - Sorella Mays
Serving in Pisa

Welcome Anziano Russbuelt!
Trainer - Anziano Traeden
Serving in Busto Arsizio

Welcome Sorella Boome!
Trainer - Sorella Rabiru
Serving in Cimiano (Milano)

Welcome Sorella Ringo!
Trainer - Sorella Johnson
Serving in Bergamo

Welcome Sorella Stolk!
Trainer - Sorella Berrey
Serving in Lampugnano (Milano)

Welcome Sorella Ewing!
Trainer - Sorella Evans
Serving in Modena

Welcome Anziano Halterman!
Trainer - Anziano Lauder
Serving in Mestre

Welcome Anziano Hepner
Trainer - Anziano Workman
Serving in Vicenza

Now the opportunity to share the gospel
while learning to become more like our Savior begins...

To introduce you to their first "day"
and their arrival at Linate Airport:

Anticipation.... here they come!

On to Duomo di Milano and "finding" via metro.
Time to try our Italian....

Ten missionaries enjoyed the success 
of placing five copies of 
The Book of Mormon
in only one hour.

Many were also able give out printed information.
This group is ready to enjoy the commitment of missionary work.
Today has been a very good start.

Dinner at the mission home.
Salad, pizza, bread, lasagna, gelato and biscotti.
What a great day!  What a wonderful group!
We are blessed!