Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello from Derry!

Hello everyone! 

So this week has been alright! 

So the Zone Leaders are being to much for a leaders and not enough Christlike! Which is a bit frustrating! They feel as the "moral" of the Zone is a bit down! So they decided to watch our every move! So now every missionary has to report their hours on Finding and teaching! It is like we are being babysat! They feel as though holding us more accountable will change the moral! some of my team feel as though their is lowering! 

but now speaking of accountability Preach my Gospel states, "If you are a mission leader... Show an interest in their lives (the missionaries) and in the lives of those they teach rather than simply in numbers."

All I have been hear lately from the Zone-leaders is numbers numbers numbers! I mean like come on we are teaching people not lessons! 

So my opinion about changing the "moral" is to fallow the council of President Boyd K. Packer, “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.” The word "understand" is a wonderful word! If people understood God then there would be less crime in the world. If people understood the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ then there would be less persecution of our church! If missionaries understood how to find and how to teach then, only then, they would missionaries be working harder then they are now. 

If the Zone leaders want to focus on numbers and they want an increase of numbers then they should "Understand" how to do it! Preach my Gospel states, "You will do many things that are not described in the key indicators... These important activities contribute to one or more of the key indicators. For example... the quality of your personal and companion study will improve your ability to teach by the Spirit, which will bless your new and progressing investigators. The power of your finding and teaching will influence every key indicator."  It's simple, if the missionaries improve their SKILLS on really teaching, because that is what finding is, then every number will increase!

So that is my venting to you all! I hope you all learned something! 

This week however we did a lot of finding and we worked hard! So I can't complain! I love you all! Take it easy! 

-Elder Smith

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