16 April, 2018

Mission Leadership Council - April

It was a great Consiglio!
(Mission Leadership council)
We trained and counseled about things
that are important to the mission.

Missions are living, breathing "animals".
They are either moving forwards or backwards.
There is no such thing as
still, resting, pause.

We constantly strive to move forward.
There is no other acceptable way to go.
If we slip backwards in some way
 we simply correct course
and move forward again.

We count on these leaders to
hold the lantern
(and mission standards)
To help their fellow missionaries
to do what we came to do - 
Preach repentance and baptize converts. 

Sister Trainer Leaders -
Bowthorpe, Mitchell, Henderson, Dawson, Berrey, (Slla. Allen) Santoro, Pope, Evans,
Henson, Mineer

Zone Leaders -
Gilette, Kewene-Hite, Petersen, Johnson, Haws, Ross, Sanchez Di Bella, Gleave, Stratton, Gould, (Pres. Allen) Laudert, Crowther,  Calton, Dalton (AP), Montalto (AP), Baker, Challis, Johnson, Wagstaff, Workman

06 April, 2018

A Changing of the AP Guard

We would like to announce
a change of assistant assignment.
An Assistant to the President
will typically serve for six months.
It can occasionally be a transfer more or less,
but Anziano Brown served faithfully 
(with his companion Anziano Dalton)
 in an exemplary and dedicated way for the last six months and
is now out in the field of Udine with a new companion.
Sincere appreciation from President and Sorella Allen,
as well as from all Milano Missionaries, for his hard work
in moving this mission forward.
Your example is not to be forgotten.

Grazie Mille Anziano Brown!

Anziani Brown and Dalton

We welcome Anziano Montalto.
We enjoy working with all our missionaries
and when change comes we never replace someone,
we simply open the door for a new person 
to continue in the Lord's work.

It is HIS work.
We all simply do our best
and lives are blessed... including our own.

Outgoing Missionaries - April 2018

The challenging "bookend" 
to every transfer week is saying "goodbye"
to our great missionaries we have loved and enjoyed
serving in the Milan Mission with.
A wonderful group of ten Sorelle and one Anziano
match our incoming group,
but we never replace...
we just move forward with a new and dedicated crew.
Thank you, thank you carissimi!

 Front two rows:  Sorelle Hoareau, Weeks, Vanderkooi, Hoffman, (Sorella and President Allen)
Anziano Alder
Back two rows:  Sorelle Hurst, Weaver, Blandford, Montgomery, Arkell, and Lewis

 Sorelle Lewis, Montgomery, Arkell, Hoareau, Anziano Alder, Sorella Allen, President Allen,
Sorelle Hurst, Blandford, Weaver, Weeks, Hoffman, Vanderkooi

Ci vediamo!
Please, stay in touch!

05 April, 2018

New Missionaries Arrive!

One Anziano and ten Sorelle!

We welcome our eleven new missionaries
with grateful hearts and open arms.
They have come with a desire to serve Him,
Jesus Christ.
They come with testimonies and hope of
great experiences... even miracles!
Today we taught that if they have faith,
are obedient and work hard they WILL
see miracles.
Their call to serve now officially begins...

 Welcome Anziano Gilles
Companion - Anziano Henderson
Serving in Busto Arsizio

 Welcome Sorella Trevor
Companion - Sorella Pacheco
Serving in Cimiano

 Welcome Sorella Stepherson
Companion - Sorella Frandsen
Serving in Bologna

 Welcome Sorella Ashcraft
Companion - Sorella Nelson
Serving in Bergamo

 Welcome Sorella Mason
Companion - Sorella Button
Serving in Como

 Welcome Sorella Dent
Companion - Sorella Johnson
Serving in Alessandria

 Welcome Sorella Sharp
Companion - Sorella Ewing
Serving in Pordenone

 Welcome Sorella Bodily
Companion - Sorella Tafur
Serving in Vicenza

 Welcome Sorella Devonas
Companion - Sorella Dominguez
Serving in Montevarchi

Welcome Sorella Snow
Companion - Sorella Epps
Serving in Pisa

Welcome Sorella Cheney
Companion - Sorella Johnson
Serving in Livorno

Welcome our two Italian visa waiters - 
Sorella Ranieri and Sorella Battezzato
They will serve in Muggio and Torino for about two weeks 
until they are off to Washington DC 
and Temple Square Visitor's Centers.
We wish we could keep them.

We are grateful they arrived safe and sound.
The following pictures will
 recap their arrival from the airport to Duomo di Milano.
Please excuse the lighting in some.
It is an ongoing issue in some of our locations.

Special thanks to our office crew and Assistants.
 President Allen, Anziani Korak, Sanchez-di Bella, Hendry,
Dalton, Brown and Montalto

All are safely gathered in.
It's been a wonderful day!
Ci vediamo!