After the Presidents seminar Elder Costa took the time to address the missionaries who were serving in the Guatemala City area. This also included the missionaries from the other two missions, South and Central. It was wonderful for our missionaries to see some of their friends made when they were in the MTC. Elder Costa shared personal insights from the time when he was a mission president and bore strong testimony of the truth which is the Restored Gospel message.
Guatemala City North Mission
...let us labor diligently: for if we should cease to labor, we should be brought under condemnation for we have a labor to perform whilst in this tabernacle of clay, that we may conquer the enemy of all righteousness, and rest our souls in the kingdom of God. Moroni 9:6
Friday, November 27, 2009
In an effort to help the missionaries stay healthy and learn skills that will help them even after the mission Sister Torres took her cooking demonstration on the road. She presented 14 demonstrations that included tips on budgeting, shopping, safely preparing food and some basic ideas on making Quick meals that will “please the eye and gladden the heart”. D&C 59:18,19. French Toast anyone?
Each Zone Conference we offer a variety of workshops to help the missionaries train in strengthening skills that will make them more effective teachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Preach My Gospel is our main text along with the scriptures. The following workshop was presented by our Assistants based on the theme taken from Luke 14: 28-32 on the need to plan for a successful outcome.
This year we were blessed to be trained by Elder Anderson of the Quorum of the twelve and Elder Costa of the 70’s presidency as well as by our Area Presidency Elder Clarke, Elder Falabella and Elder Martino. We did a Temple session in Guatemala with all the other Presidents who serve in Central America on our fist day. Afterwards we went together by bus to the our lodging which was a place near Antigua called “La Reunion.” The area was surrounded by volcanoes, beautiful singing birds and lush lawns. The most humbling of all, was our experience to be taught by men of God on how best to fulfill our calling
Strengthening the District Presidencies was the objective of our training. On Oct 23rd the Presidencies were trained on basics of administration, ministering and doctrine. They were thanked for their service and even went bowling for the first time. It was fun to see the brethren from Polochic become pretty good at rolling the ball. We hoped to build God’s Kingdom, one priesthood leader at a time.