This blog is just a smattering of happenings in the mission during September. It entails everything from Consiglio and some baptisms in Milano to a special "pageant" about Joseph Smith that was presented in Verona. Enjoy!
|Zone Leaders - August 29, 2014|
|Consiglio (Mission Leadership Council) - August 29, 2014|
|Sister Training Leaders - August 29, 2014|
|Consiglio - October 2, 2014|
Exciting things happened in Milano the weekend of September 12th. Each of the three Milano wards had a baptism on three consecutive days. We are excited for these new members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
|Cimiano - September 12, 2014|
|Navigli - September 13, 2014|
|Lampugnano - September 14, 2014|
On September 27th President and Sister Dibb, Elder and Sister Harmer, the Assistants to the President and the Mission Secretary and Clerk had a wonderful spiritual experience traveling to, and hiking near, Torre Pelice. In September of 1850 President (then Elder) Lorenzo Snow penned these words in his journal, "We ascended a very high mountain a little distance from La Tour, and having taken our position on a bold projecting rock, we sung praises to the God of heaven, and offered up ... prayer..." The land of Italy was then dedicated by Elder Snow to establish the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy. On November 10, 1966, a re-dedication prayer was offered by then apostle Ezra Taft Benson on this same mountain. As we drove to Torre Pelice, we read the accounts of those dedications. Near the top of Mount Brigham (as President Snow had named it), the Dedicatory Prayer originally given by President Snow was read in Italian by one of the Assistants to the President.
|A fine looking group of Elders with President Dibb (Mount Brigham is the mountain behind the sign)|
|It was a beautiful day for hiking|
|Always doing service, we were also returning a wheelbarrow for a woman who lived up the trail|
|President Dibb, Elder and Sister Harmer, Elders in front of the rock outcropping (top left of center) and Mount Brigham. The rock outcropping was called the Rock of Prophecy by Elder Snow.|
|The Elders climbed to the rock outcropping|
|A couple of Anziani standing on a rock outcropping close to where the original dedicatory prayer was given|
|Three of the Anziani holding our "Mission Ensign" with the beautiful Piedmont in the background|
Saturday, September 6, 2014, President and Sister Dibb attended an amazing play depicting the life of Joseph Smith, the prophet, presented by the Verona wards. This play included video clips with professional-sounding narration, singing, dancing and acting. It was the second time this year they had presented the program and it was a great representation of the talents of the Verona members. Many friends of other faiths attended the programs presented in places around the Verona Stake.
|Elder Savoldi - Singer/Actor and Sister Savoldi - Pianist|
|The cast in period costume|
|The missionaries were the "mob" who attacked Joseph Smith|
|Square dancing was also included|
|An action shot of the musical conductor|
|Actress representing Lucy Mack Smith singing a lullaby to baby Joseph|
|The soloists combined to sing one of the musical numbers together|
|Soloist singing while actor depicts Joseph Smith studying the Bible|
|The Joseph Smith Family reunited|
September was a month full of action around the Italy Milan Mission. Missionaries are working with members and by their own efforts to bring souls unto Christ and teach of His restoration of His doctrine to the Earth. We love serving the people of all faiths and all nations to bring the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone we meet. Heavenly Father is hastening His work and we are doing our best to keep pace!