11 July, 2016

Transition in the Mission

"Dear fellow missionary:
We compliment you on the great opportunity you have to be a missionary.
There is no more compelling work than this, 
nor any which brings greater satisfaction."
~The First Presidency~

The time has arrived!  
Dear Presidente e Sorelle Dibb,
Your home is now our home. And we love it!
Your missionaries are now our missionaries. And we love them!
Your desires to bless the peoples of Italy are now our desires.  We love them as well!
We felt your prayers before we arrived and continue to feel them now.
Molto grazie!
Siamo grati per questa l'opportunità di servire Gesu' Cristo nella
bella Missione di Milano!

All the missionaries want to express heartfelt appreciation for
your service.  Your focus was ever on The Mission of Jesus Christ and ever on
helping them achieve their best potential in this quest.

You will ever be part of their lives and ever in their hearts.
They will gladly be "your missionaries" forever.
We wish you well.
"Well done thou good and faithful servants"
Sincerely, with loving appreciation,
Presidente & Sorella Allen and
The missionaries of the Italy Milan Mission

We "meet and greet" each zone ...

Milano Est Zone!

"And now, behold a marvelous work is about to come forth
among the children of men."

 Milano Ovest Zone!

"Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God,"

Torino Zone!

"See that Ye serve him with all your heart, 
might mind and strength,"

Sorella Allen and an example of four happy Sorelle!

"...that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day."

Genova Zone!

"Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye
are called to the work;"

Toscana Zone!

"For behold the field is white already to harvest;"

Elder Barragan and Elder Barragan

"... and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might,"

Rimini Zone! 

"...the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not,"

Verona Zone!

"...but bringeth salvation to his soul;"

Venezia Zone!

"And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the 
glory of God, qualify him for the work.

"Remember, faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, 
brotherly kindness, godliness, charity, humility, diligence."

Thank you, missionaries, for your warm welcome!  
We are here to serve you as you serve Jesus Christ.
It is an amazing thing to see so many young people (and 8 Sr couples!)
putting aside their regular lives to do something very hard and very amazing.

Your faces and heart shine with the Light of Christ.
You have chosen to don the whole armor of God and move His
work forward in beautiful Italy.
You are each and all heroes!  
You have answered the call to show that you are a covenant member
of Christ's Church by serving in the Milan mission.

You respond to the commission to "fill the fonts" by teaching repentance
and baptizing converts---preparing them for the temple.

"Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened
unto you.  Amen."
~D&C 4:1-7~

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