Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Leadership Training Seminar

Leadership Training Seminar--August 2010
Imagine our surprize when President Clark opened an envelop from church headquarters and learned that our lives in the mission would change in an instant. He said he was pretty comfortable in his routine but now, the directive changes our 6 week training cycle to a 3 month cycle with changes still happening every 6 weeks and zone leader councils every month. It sounds confusing but with a fresh calendar and lots of prayer and work, we are up and running. The best part of all is that we have wonderful new lessons to help the missionaries teach more effectively and rely on the spirit to direct them in their teaching. We held our first training for all of the zone leaders, district leaders, and trainers in the institute building here in Torreon. We holed up for 3 days straight in the upper floor of this beautiful building and went to work. We had all of our leaders come into Torreon for this and I figured that over a period of 5 days, I prepared or ordered 330 meals! Those who live in Torreon returned to their areas each night to practice what they learned and the others worked with local companionships in the afternoon and returned to stay in the mission home at night. All went well and we really are going to love these inspired materials.
President Clark did an amazing job of training the missionaries.

Elders Castro, Galeana, and Valencia practice.

Elder Perez Zaragoza, Elder Morales, and Elder Turley practice.

Elders Trujillo, Gutierrez, and Moreno

Elders Bouchard, Mair, Chatu, and Bonfil

Elders Heffernan, Kent, and Michael

President observes Elders Stevens, Hernandez S., and Miranda

Elder Adams is taught by Elders Carrillo and Falk

Elders Robinson and Ayala teach Elder Hernandez Lepe

Elders Kober, Layland and Clonts smile for the camera.

Elder Allen, Perez Labra, and Larson

Elders Robb, Van Orden, and Jimenez

Elders Ramos, Williams, and Grover

Elder Watson, Elder Lopez T., and Elder Abbot

Elders Marquez, Miliar, and Ponce

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of work. So the Church has a new manual for the missionaries to teach? Are you getting tired of wearing skirts yet? You look great. Janet (you know - your neighbor down the street).