01 July, 2015

Missionari di Maggio (Missionaries of May)

The last week of May was a busy time in the Italy Milan Mission.  Six fine new missionaries came into the field and twenty-three young missionaries departed.  One missionary senior couple departed in May and one in June.  Another senior couple arrived in June.  Although the missionaries in the Italy Milan Mission come from many places in the world, we have many things in common. Chief among our  things in common is to serve the Savior, Jesus Christ, by teaching His true doctrine.  We seek to serve our Savior by bringing souls to Him through faith in Him, repentance, baptism by immersion, receiving the constant Gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end.  Many thanks to you missionaries and families who sacrifice so much to serve. 

Departing Simoncini Coppia - May 25, 2015

President Dibb shaking hands with new arrivals at the airport

President Dibb saying "hello"

Office Anziani leading the way out of the airport

As well as President Dibb

Loading luggage in the van

"Arrival Advice" from President Dibb

Italy Milan Mission Class of May 2015 - May 27, 2015

Giving a big hurrah for Italy

Immediately off to find

And teach on the subway

And see the beautiful city of Milano for the first time

Such great potential in these new young missionaries
We are very glad to have them here in the Milan Italy Mission.

Notice that several missionaries are talking to several different people in this photo.

After offering a woman a seat, this missionary continued the conversation.

We talk to everyone we can!

Dinner at the mission home on the night of arrival

The first Anziano (Trainer) to arrive at the Mission Home the next day for training

Teaching the new missionaries

and their trainers

Then the match-ups begin

Below the missionaries pull their "greenie" card off of the transfer board.

Singing the Mission Hymn together before the missionaries go off to their first cities of service
Bidding farewell to missionaries is always a bittersweet experience.  What fond memories of missionary service we have with these outstanding young missionaries who are returning from service as full-time missionaries.  We wish them the best in their future endeavors and know that they will have a great deal of wonderful experiences ahead of them in the service of their Father in Heaven.

Departing Missionaries - May 28, 2015

Anziano and Sorella Keefer departed on June 24, 2015, after serving two years in Pordenone.

Anziano and Sorella DeAngelis arrived on June 7, 2015, and are serving in Verona.
After a few weeks in the field, the new missionaries and their trainers came back to Milan for more detailed training regarding missionary work. Below are some candid shots at the training.  President and Sorella Dibb and the Assistants answer questions and share experiences hoping to help the new missionaries to have a great start in their mission.  Please notice President Dibb clutching his Preach My Gospel.  We are Preach My Gospel missionaries.

Thanks to missionaries around the world, the Doctrine of Christ is being shared in most nations.  Many great souls come unto Him as they feel His Spirit testify the truth to them and enter the waters of baptism and are confirmed to receive il dono dello Spirito Santo as a constant companion.  The missionaries of the Italy Milan Mission pray to do their part in bringing souls unto Christ.