June was a month of exquisite joy in the mission. We received two missionaries and nineteen finished their service of eighteen months to two years, serving full-time for our Heavenly Father teaching the doctrine of Jesus Christ.
Also, zone trainings were held in each zone where finding techniques were shared and working with members was re-emphasized. We were challenged to make June a month of preparation in finding new people to teach. We are ending the month with a week of consecration to dedicate ourselves again and find those things we can improve in our missionary service. Again we experienced the testimonies and wisdom of those missionaries who are departing in July.
|Our two new missionaries - June 1, 2016|
|Match-ups at the airport with their trainers|
|Dinner that afternoon with the Assistants to the President|
|Getting to know this new companionship|
|The office clerk is busy at transfer time|
|As well as the office secretary|
|The new Sorella with her companion and Presidente and Sorella Dibb|
|Our newest Anziano and his companion|
|On June 21, 2016, the new missionaries and their companions are brought together again for New Missionary Training|
|The Assistants training the new missionaries|
|Departing Missionaries - June 2, 2016|
|Another picture with President and Sister Dibb as part of the departing class of June 2016|
|Presidente and Sorella Dibb with a departing Anziano who was an Assistant to the President|
|Dinner with the departing missionaries|
|And the other side of the table|
|A departing Sorella pointing out her areas of service to her parents as they arrive to pick her up|
Consiglio was held June 6, 2016, at the Lampugnano church building. We had a special guest, Sorella Dal Zotto, who helped us to find "Family Tree" on our iPads and do some basic things regarding family history work to use in finding and in working with new members to take an ancestor to the temple. We also shared other ways to find, reported our stewarships, shared testimony and introduced new members of the Council.
|Sorella Dal Zotto with Presidente and Sorella Dibb|
|A couple of Sister Training Leaders doing true life "role-play calling potentials on the telephone|
|Missionaries doing a role-play of strada|
|Consiglio (Mission Leadership Council) consisting of Sister Training Leaders, Zone Leaders, the Assistants to the President and President and Sorella Dibb - June 6, 2016|
|A celebratory lunch for a faithful Sorella who works at the mission home and office - June 7, 2016|
|This beautiful cake was made for Sorella Cano by Sorella Hoopes|
Zone Training was held in nine locations from June 9th to June 17th. Thank you to the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders who conducted and instructed at these meetings.
|Torino Zone at the Torino 1 Building - June 9, 2016|
|Missionaries in the Mestre Zone singing an original farewell song written by Anziano Rust for President and Sister Dibb|
|The Padova Area of the Mestre Zone at the Mestre Church Building - June 10, 2016|
|Sister Training Leaders doing a "real-life role play" at the Bologna Church|
|Rimini Zone at the Bologna Church Building - June 10, 2016|
|Padova Area of the Mestre Zone at the Bologna Church Building- June 10, 2016|
|Milano Ovest Zone at the Lampugnano Church Building - June 13, 2016|
|Milano Est Zone at the Cimiano Church Building- June 13, 2016|
|Doing "role play" in Verona|
|Zone Leaders instructing at Zone Training|
|Verona Zone (Verona and Brescia Areas) at the Verona Church Building - June 14, 2016|
|Senior couple making calls during "real-life role play" in Genova|
|And more missionaries|
|Genova Zone in the Genova church building - June 16, 2016|
|President and Sister Dibb with one of our Zone Leaders in Genova|
|What would we do without our missionaries' technical expertise?|
|Pisa Area of the Toscana Zone at the Pisa Church Building - June 17, 2016|
|Firenze Area of the Toscana Zone at the Firenze church building - June 17, 2016|
We have truly been jumping for the joy of missionaries, the joy of service, the joy of the Savior and His Atonement, the joy of testimony, the joy of baptism, and the joy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy in June.
WE ARE JAZZED ABOUT WHAT JULY WILL BRING!