Usually, two out of every three months, we have zone training. At Consiglio (Mission Leadership Training) we spend some of the time planning and discussing what will be taught in the Zone Training. The Sister Training Leaders and Zone Leaders then teach and conduct the training in each of their zones a few days after Consiglio. This December the training in each of the zones was held between December 16th and December 23rd. President and Sister Dibb were able to attend in all the zones and observe, enjoy and wish a "Merry Christmas" to each of the missionaries. A bit of extra time was added to each meeting so that the missionaries could have dessert and a bit of Christmas celebration with their zone. The Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders did a fabulous job in planning and carrying out this training and Christmas celebration.
|Consiglio at the Lampugnano Church - December 14, 2015|
We began on December 16th with the Genova Zone in the morning and the Torino Zone in the afternoon,
The next day, December 17th, was the Brescia Zone Training in the morning and the Verona Zone Training in the afternoon.
Then, on to the Padova Area of the Venezia Zone Training on the morning of December 18th with the Mestre Area of the Venezia Zone in the afternoon.
|Padova Area of the Mestre Zone|
|Mestre Area of the Padova Zone|
December 21st was the Zone Training for the Rimini Zone, but no one took a picture. December 22nd was the Zone Training for the Firenze Area of the Toscana Zone in the morning and the Pisa Area of the Toscana Zone in the afternoon.
|Firenze Area of the Toscana Zone|
|Three sisters color coordinated at the Pisa Area Training|
|Pisa Area of the Toscana Zone|
On December 23rd the Zone Training culminated in Milano at the Milano Ovest Zone in the morning and the Milano Est Zone in the afternoon.
|Milano Ovest Zone|
|Milano Est Zone|
What a joy it is to be with the missionaries of the Italy Milan Mission at this Christmas season. Of course, as President Dibb says, "Every day is Christmas on a mission" because we have the privilege of teaching the Doctrine of Christ every day.
Buon Natale and Buon Anno!