Friday, December 7, 2012

This has been a very busy day. It began this morning with our Zone interviews with President Holm. While he interviewed each one of us the Zone Leaders and District Leaders took turns doing some training. Then each missionary companionship stood accountable for their areas, stating their monthly goal, and if they achieved their goals or not. Elder Gowans noticed how each companionship usually had as a goal one or two baptisms for the month. After the accountability session completed, he went up to the Zone Leaders and asked, "We are a Family centered church, why then, do the missionaries not set family centered goals when it comes to baptisms? Something to think about and see if that would help focus their attentions on seeking out families and not just individuals."

After the Zone interviews completed, we dashed up to the Post to attend our Red Cross Christmas Luncheon. We had a nice luncheon with several of the other volunteers. The food that people had brought was really very good.

After the luncheon, we came home and finished preparing all the Christmas letters and cards and then we mailed them all away. Hopefully, they will all be at their destinations by next weekend.

This evening we began teaching Church History in our Institute class. This will lead into a study of the Doctrine and Covenants in January. We studied some of the events that led up to the Restoration of the Church, we studied the ancestry of Joseph Smith, both paternal and maternal.

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