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Thursday, November 20, 2008

December Zone Conferences - "never did fall away"

We are back from our training with Elder Bednar, Elder Gonzales and the area presidency and their wives. It was wonderful! Now we are looking towards the next round of zone conferences - the last of 2008.

Here is the schedule:

Wednesday Nov 26 - transfers

Zone Conferences:

Monday Dec 1 - Suriname
Wednesday Dec 3 - Georgetown, Guyana
Saturday Dec 6 - Canje, Guyana
Tuesday Dec 9 - Island (in St Lucia)
Thursday Dec 11 - French (in Guadeloupe)
Tuesday Dec 23 - Trinidad (in the mission home)

We will be sharing some things we learned from Elder Bednar with a focus on how to stand firm in the gospel - ourselves and those we teach.

Here is an interesting study you could do to join your sons:

Carefully read Lehi's vision in 1 Nephi 8 and figure out why some stayed firm and others fell away, even after tasting the fruit. Elder Bednar suggested that the fruit is the Atonement and the tree is Christ. Other interesting questions are:
  • Are there any parallels between the influence of the large and spacious building and what is happening in the US today?
  • What do we need to do to protect ourselves?
  • What can we do to help others be converted unto the Lord and never fall away (Alma 23:6)?
  • Are there others in the Book of Mormon who stayed firm?
  • What caused them to remain steadfast?
  • Are there things missionaries can do to help those they baptize stay strong?
  • What can missionaries do to prepare to stay strong after they return home?

Those are some of the things we will be talking about (I think - we are still in the planning stages).

1 comment:

Spencer and Emily Nelson family said...

If you happen to speak to Elder Ray Lauritzen, let him know that his little brother just got called to the Mexico City, Mexico mission. He reports March 4th, just a few days after Ray returns home! We love missionary work!!!