18 October, 2013

Tapestry of Training

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

More practice

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

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