27 May, 2017

Zone Conferences - May 2017

Every six weeks we spend time in training with each other.  
It is a wonderful opportunity of 
 doctrinal instruction, training, counsel and reunion.  
We need this time of connection.
Sometimes - most of the time - this work is 
just plain hard.  
We are here because we have covenanted with God
to do our part in furthering His kingdom on earth.
 nella Missione Italiana di Milano.

Missionaries from the first week:
 The Genova Zone

 The Torino Zone

 The Verona Zone

 The Milano Est Zone

The Milano Ovest Zone

(second week to come)

13 May, 2017

New District Leaders - May 2017

"Because district leaders can be close to the other missionaries 
and can interact with them frequently,
they fulfill a fundamental role in the success 
of the mission and of the missionaries."
~Mission President's Handbook~

Our newest District leaders.
L-R  Anziani 
Henderson, Tingey, Douglas, Farr, Peterson, Farnsworth, Dalton

This is an assignment of responsibility. 
On a personal note, it is my favorite assignment in the mission.
These great missionaries are expected to prepare weekly for an inspirational meeting and
meet the many needs of their district.  They also conduct interviews with investigators.
They strengthen the foundation of the mission 
in a very significant way as they maintain dignity in the Lord's work.
Moms and Dads - You've raised great men.
Thank you!

08 May, 2017

Consiglio - May 2017

Called to serve Him, heav'nly King of glory,
Chosen e'r to witness for His name...

Avanti - sempre avanti!

Anziani - L to R
Anderson, Montalto, Esmay, Johnson, Da Ponte, Dohms, Robinson, Reyes, Keller, Pres. Allen, Keller, Wilkinson, Young, Younce, Gibb, Castronovo, Brown, Farneman, Palombo, George, Brooks
Sorelle - L to R
Rabiru', Hernandez, Anderson, Williams, Slle. Allen, Smedley, Arndt, Poletz, 
Perkins, Lo Russo, Tullis

We appreciate our Zone Leaders, Sister Trainer Leaders and Assistants
for their dedicated service in moving the work of this mission forward.
They are just a sampling of the great missionaries we
are blessed to work with.

Avanti, sempre avanti!

06 May, 2017

Incoming and Outgoing Missionaries - May 2017

We welcome our new missionaries.
Believe the following:

As an authorized representative of Jesus Christ, you can 
teach people with power and authority that 
"redemption cometh through the Holy Messiah," 
and that no one 
"can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through 
the merits, mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah. 
(2 Nephi 2:6,8).

This day you begin a most important work.

 Welcome Anziano Christensen.
Companion - Anziano Whitlock
Serving in Brescia

 Welcome Sorella Mays
Companion - Sorella Jorgensen
Serving in Alessandria

 Welcome Sorella Berrey
Companion - Sorella Strachan
Serving in Torino

 Welcome Sorella Evans
Companion - Sorella Meager
Serving in Collegno

 Welcome Sorella Henson
Companion - Sorella Cloward
Serving in Bergamo

 Welcome Anziano Hakanson
Companion - Anziano Douglas
Serving in Reggio Emilia

 Welcome Anziano Calton
Companion - Anziano Dalton
Serving in Pordenone

 Welcome Anziano Mendez-Hasna
Companion - Anziano Ramsey
Serving in Pistoia

Welcome Anziano Miller
Companion - Anziano Garrett
Serving in Livorno

Welcome Anziano Melchin
Companion - Anziano Korak
Serving in La Spezia
Welcome Anziano Marte Rodriguez
Companion - Anziano Lazarte
Serving in Udine

As your understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ grows,
your desire to share the gospel will increase.  
You will feel, as Lehi did, the "great ... importance to
make these things known unto the
inhabitants of the earth"  (2 Nephi 2:8)

This is a great day!
New missionaries are arriving! 
We are prepared and excited to meet them.
Lets go!
(Sometimes we have a bit of fun also.)

Our "meet and greet" group below.  
We make certain this is a welcoming time.
The challenging logistics of this day are taken care
 of by this great team of Anziani.  
They are capable, dedicated and so very hard working.

Anziano Pyper (AP) Anziano Da Ponte (AP) Anziano Wilson (Mission Secretary)
President Allen
Anziano Simmons (Mission Secretary) Anziano Hogan (Mission Clerk)
Anziano Brooks (AP)
Thank you!


 From the airport and directly on
to the great Duomo of Milan.  
We share the gospel as we go - 
everywhere we go.

Every one of these missionaries said this was a 
frightening experience to share the gospel with 
strangers on their first day.  Each one 
said it was wonderful!

Trained and fed, the weary travelers willingly 
step forward in this new way of life.
Thank you for joining us in this sacred and important work.
The prayers and faith of many goes with you.

And then ...
we send a group home.

President Ezra Taft Benson taught:  
"We are commanded by God to take this gospel to all the world.
That is the cause that must unite us today.
Only the gospel will save the world from
the calamity of its own self-destruction.  Only
the gospel will bring joy, happiness, and salvation
to the human family".

Well done!  You will each be missed!

Our "visa waiter"!
Welcome Anziano Terralavoro
Companion - Anziano Cutrignelli
Serving in Imperia

22 April, 2017

Zone Conferences April 2017

Toscana Zone

Rimini Zone

Bologna Zone

Venezia Zone

Verona Zone

Milano Est

Milano Ovest

Torino Zone

Genova Zone

We focused on "finding our own basketball courts".
As an explanation:
We each have talents.
Our mission is full of a vast variety of them.
What special gift God has blessed you with
can you apply to missionary work?
We seldom get into doors
so how can you bring the people to you
and in turn bring the gospel to them?