Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Mission President Seminar

Earlier this week we had the privilege of attending the Mission President Seminar for the South America South Area.  The seminar was held under the direction of Elder Ballard with Elder Rasband as the senior member of the presidency of the seventy. 

 We were also taught by members of our Area Presidency.
 We were all inspired by each of those who taught us and shared their testimonies.  Elder Ballard opened by saying things like that we were meeting in the name of the Lord.  This is his church.  We are here to help you in any way we can.  We are a team.  We ask Heavenly Father to bless us and to bless you so that the work of the Lord can go forth and that you will be able to have more success in each of your missions.



 He taught about the Hastening of the Work of Salvation and about finding a more excellent way.  He counselled us to look at going forward and not dwelling on the things that have happened in the past.  We were to look at the roadblocks in our way.  

 This was their challenge to us:
We are not asking everyone to do everything. We are simply asking all members to pray, knowing that if every member, young and old, will reach out to just "one" during each trimester, tens of thousands will feel the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. And what a wonderful gift to the Savior on hastening the work of salvation.

It is a great blessing to belong to a church with such inspired leaders.

Another blessing for us is that Elder Ballard brought two of his daughters to help care for his wife.  His daughter Tammy  is our good friend and it was so good to spend time with her!

We learned so much from the other Mission Presidents and their wives.  It was just great to be together!


1 comment:

  1. That was so neat to see about your trip to Chile. That is where I served my mission about 35 years ago. Thank you for sharing. Hna. Heather Larsen's mom, Hna. Debbie Dalton Larsen