Much of the work accomplished in the mission requires training. Each transfer a "Consiglio" is held with Sister Training Leaders, Zone Leaders, The Assistants to the President and President and Sister Dibb. Every quarter a zone conference is held. Usually every quarter a Specialized Training is conducted. When new missionaries enter the field, they and their trainers receive training at their arrival and then again one to two weeks later. District meetings are held weekly. Zone training is held monthly.
The missionaries meet individually with the President for interviews and in large groups for Zone Conference. They are trained by President and Sister Dibb, mission leaders, senior missionary couples, companions, trainers, assistants to the president, visiting general authorities of the Church and others.
The missionaries also attend ward or branch council meetings when invited and are trained by Bishops, Branch Presidents, District and Stake Presidents, and/or Ward and Branch mission leaders.
Trainings vary from being very specific to quite general. At each training the scriptures and Preach My Gospel are used. Role playing is a very effective tool in training. Sharing ideas of what works well is a valuable part of training. Practicing and evaluating are skills which we use to improve teaching fundamentals. We discuss and set goals to aid us in our work.
Training meetings are also a good time for missionaries to renew friendships and to share the joys of missionary work.
Training received and implemented helps us to be more effective servants in the Lord's hands.
|Much preparation is put into each training meeting|
|New missionary training at Modena Chapel|
|New missionary training at Lampugnano Ward building|
|New missionary training in Verona Ward building|
|Sister Training Leaders after Consiglio|
|Lunch after Consiglio|
|Break and sharing during Consiglio|
|Zone Leader recording statistics with an Assistant to the President|
|District Leader Training at the Lampugnano Ward building|
|District Leaders being trained by the Assistants and the President at the Modena Ward building|
|President Dibb celebrating his birthday between interviews at the Genova Ward building|
|Sorelle in the Padova Zone role playing for a lesson on "The Plan of Salvation"|
|Anziani in Ravenna Zone doing some role playing|
|Sorelle in the Forli Branch building role playing a lesson|
|More practice at role playing for the Anziani|
|Using the scriptures in teaching|
|Reversing roles after evaluation|
|Using the training regarding budgeting money wisely on the mission|
|Calendaring with the Branch President and his wife|
|Senior couple missionaries who lead the Branch in Forli with President and Sister Dibb|
|The Mission President and his wife receive training|