05 January, 2014

Le Conferenze di Gioia

The end of November and December have been filled with all kinds of conferences.  Zone Conferences for the eleven zones were held in six locations.  A specialized training (Couples' Conference) was held for the fourteen married couples of the mission.  We also had special "firesides" with Spencer Nelson, a professional basketball player in Italy, President Osguthorpe, General President of the Sunday School, President Ridd, a Counselor in the General Presidency of the Young Men, and Elder Kearon of the Area Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Spencer Nelson talking to an investigator after speaking to a group in Siena

The missionaries with most of the Nelson Family 

December Consiglio

Sister Training Leaders December 2013

Zone Leaders December 2013

Getting ready to begin the Couples Conference

Discussions of  materials given at the Couples Conference

Taking pictures at the viewing of  The Last Supper

Some of the couples in front of the Duomo
The fourteen couples in our mission

The first Zone Conference was held in Milano for the Est and Ovest Zones.

Milano Ovest Zone

Milano Est Zone

The next day was the Firenze Zone Conference.

Role play at Zone Conference

How to Begin Teaching Role Play

Zone Leaders teaching at the Firenze Zone Conference

The Firenze Zone - December 2013

Two days after Firenze we went to Rimini for their Zone Conference.

Rimini Zone - December 2013
The next day we held the Venezia and Bologna Zone Conferences.

Sister Keeffer preparing the tables for  the fabulous lunch

Some great ward helpers at the lunch

Bologna Zone - December 2013

Venezia Zone / December 2013

Special musical numbers and caroling were held after the meeting.

These four hatted Anziani pictured above live and sing together. They brought a lot of joy to many people at Christmas time with their caroling.