14 July, 2017

Consiglio - July 2017

Our great Milan Italy Mission
missionary leadership.

We counsel together.  
We are grateful for the great responsibilities
they have accepted and move forward with so well. 
They help to make our mission ...

 ...a mission of faith, a mission of miracles,
we are a mission of obedience and hard work.

July Zone Conferences - 2017

It's hot and humid
and the mosquitos are out,
but the missionaries of the Milan are undeterred
in their efforts to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Zone Conferences are wonderful opportunities to gather
and receive instruction, renewal, and inspiration.

A synopsis of what we learned will conclude this post.

The Toscana Zone

 The Rimini Zone

The Bologna Zone

The Venezia Zone

 The Genova Zone

The Torino Zone

 The Milano Est Zone

 The Milano Ovest Zone

The Verona Zone

After lovely musical numbers and
great spiritual thoughts.

Zone Leaders presented:
1. Prayer - the importance of praying for ourselves and others.
2. Learning to rely on the Spirit.
3. Blessings of being obedient.

The Sister Trainer Leaders presented:
1. Planning effectively every day.
2. Working effectively every day.

Assistants presented:
Thoughts from President Uchtdorf's talk:
Aiming at the Center

Sorella Allen presented:
How the sacrament can help me become
a better missionary.

President Allen spoke on the value of striving
to keep the sabbath day a delightful day;
a day that is special from the others.

As we become better people
we will be better missionaries and our light will shine brightly.

30 June, 2017

New District Leaders

We are blessed to have such capable
 Anziani who are willing to serve
in the very important capacity of
District Leader.  It is their privilege 
to inspire their district and meet their needs
as they work closely with each missionary.
They are crucial to this work.

Left to Right
Sorella and President Allen
Clayton, Marochi, Jackson, Cuthbert, Johnson

We are looking forward the great work they will do in their Districts.

24 June, 2017


We have each been given talents to bless the lives of others.
They are not always as visible as the artistic ability
of Anziano Simkins,
but they are every bit as valuable and glorious.
This ink drawing was a made for 
Presidente e' Sorella Allen.

This is Jesus Christ.
Of whom we testify.

Ci Vediamo Anz Johnson

Sometimes our plans are disrupted
by the necessity to "take care of health business".
Anziano Johnson is temporarily
home for surgery.  
Half his luggage was left behind.
It's a good sign we will see him again.
Speedy recovery, Anziano!!

Outgoing Missionaries - June 2017

We see new missionaries come to our mission the 
day before we say "good bye" to the 
outgoing group.  There is a big
difference in the two.  
I want to assure all who read this blog -
(mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles - 
anyone who knows these outgoing missionaries)
that your sons and daughters have
fought the good fight.
You sent your "kids" on missions ...
brave sons and daughters of God 
are returning in their place.

You are welcome at our table anytime.
God be with you until we meet again.

20 June, 2017

New Missionaries Arrive - June

We welcome our new missionaries.
(This is the first time the Sorelle outnumber the Anziani.)
We look forward to working with these willing
servants of the Lord.
"Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God
ye are called to the work."
D&C 4:3

We are grateful for the desires that have brought you to the 
Italy Milan Mission.

Excerpts from the first day:
The airport

On our way to D'uomo di Milano
Finding and teaching as we go...

The day ends at the mission home for dinner.
Our oven is "on the blink".
Thank goodness for pizza!

Day two - First companion, first area.

 Welcome Sorella Pope
Trainer - Sorella Blandford
Serving in Brescia

 Welcome Sorella Button
Trainer - Sorella Lewis
Serving in San Remo

 Welcome Sorella Bowthorpe
Trainer - Sorella Morgan
Serving in Lampugnano, Milan

 Welcome Anziano Gillett
Trainer - Anziano Aglaure
Serving in Cimiano, Milan

 Welcome Anziano Wright
Trainer - Anziano Simcox
Serving in Merate

 Welcome Sorella Knight
Trainer - Sorella Causse
Serving in Reggio Emilia

 Welcome Sorella Riley
Trainer - Sorella Orr
Serving in Forli

 Welcome Anziano Davidson
Trainer - Anziano Cuthbert
Serving in Torino

 Welcome Anziano Carter
Trainer - Anziano Blom
Serving in Torino

Welcome to you all!

We move forward from our desires to striving.
Striving to do our best to be our best - 
to be Disciples of Jesus Christ.
This is His time - not ours.
We must never forget.