12 September, 2014

Le Conferenze delle Zone di Settembre

During the first two weeks of September, Zone Conferences were held in five locations.  The zones in our mission are aligned with the six stakes, and there are one, two or three zones in each stake depending upon the proximity of the missionaries.

The Zone Leaders conducted the conferences.  President Dibb gave instruction from Preach My Gospel  and the scriptures regarding work with part-member families, inviting all to make commitments, effective time use, and Doctrine & Covenants 20:37.  We then had a demonstration and role play regarding teaching a precept from the scriptures.  This was followed by a discussion led by Sister Dibb about testimony and the bearing of testimonies.  Then a challenge was issued by the Assistants to the President to continue to work to find at least three new investigators per week.  New missionaries were introduced and we heard their testimonies.  A slideshow was presented showing missionary activities of the last three months including baptisms (our favorite part!).  After a delicious lunch prepared by senior couple missionaries, we heard fabulous musical selections and sometimes from a stake presidency member.  The zone leaders then spent the next segment on teaching Lesson 3 in Preach My Gospel.  Much of that time was spent role playing and evaluating with each other.  The Assistants then did a training on Companionship Study followed by the closing thoughts of President Dibb.  The departing missionaries then shared their testimonies.

Rimini Zone  - September 1, 2014

Firenze Zone - September 1, 2014

Torino Zone - September 2, 2014

Alessandria Zone - September 2, 2014

Modena Zone - September 5, 2014

Verona Zone - September 5, 2014

Bergamo Zone - September 5, 2014

Venezia Zone - September 8, 2014

Bologna Zone - September 8, 2014

Milano Est Zone - September 9, 2014

Milano Ovest Zone - September 9, 2014

Gathering prior to the Firenze Conference

Coming to lunch

One of  five birthday celebrations

Musical number in Firenze

Role play in Firenze

Same as above

Same as above with Sorelle

La Coppia Tonon who completed their mission in September

Instruction by Firenze Zone Leaders

Torino Zone Leaders

Musical number in Alessandria

Looking down the row in Alessandria

Senior couples in the kitchen in Alessandria

Role play in Alessandria

Same as above with the Anziani

Alessandria Zone Leaders with one of the Assistants

More role play in Alessandria

The newly arrived  Anziano and Sorella Hyde

Gospel instruction in Verona

Lunch in Verona with la coppia Mann

Instruction by Zone Leaders in Verona Zone

Instruction by the Modena Zone Leeaders

Instruction by the Bergamo Zone Leaders

Role play in the hallway

Looking down the row in Mestre

Fun during lunch break in Mestre

A birthday kiss because there was no card

Some of the "birthday line up" in Mestre

Mestre musical magic

La coppia Simoncini - Lunch chairmen in Mestre

La coppia Pederson

Singing Tanti Auguri with a human bouncing ball

Stake President Bertolio being recognized for his birthday
Meeting together energizes all missionaries and especially the Mission President and his wife.  We are excited to move forward to more finding, teaching and baptizing in Northern Italy.

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