Friday, November 14, 2008

Ahhhh... Zone Conference



We are in the middle of Zone Conferences. If you have no idea what that means, picture a family reunion of totally unrelated people who love each other and are thrilled to spend a few hours together. Then imagine that it is a group of about 30 people where the vast majority are between 19 and 22 years old. Think energy, enthusiasm, motion and Spirit. Remember to picture just a few older missionaries less entergetic - but who still have the enthusiasm and Spirit. What do we do? We learn of Christ. We share stories of success in spreading His word. We are taught how to show His love to others by the way we treat them. We laugh together. When touching stories are told, a few tears may fall. There may be a few practical jokes. Or even some gentle scolding from our Mission President. In short, it is a wonderful inspirational experience. We are motivated to try harder. We are filled with love for the Lord, for each other and for all those we serve. We LOVE Zone Conference week. Elder Faihurst and I inspect the mission vehicles and train the young missionaries about vehicle safety. So we get to go to several zone conferences every six weeks. I hope the spirit of these occasions comes through in these pictures.

4 comments:

Lott said...

I want to be a missionary, but I'll settle for being the daughter of great missionaries!

Mike & Kelli said...

I heart zone conferences!! How fun! Those pictures bring back a lot of memories, way to give a shout out to the sisters but putting a picture up. Dad-I am loving your salt and pepper hair....very distinguished looking! Love you both!

DJ Fairhurst said...

What did the missionaries think of the extra miles?

Mike Lozano said...

I miss my mission and I always looked forward to Zone Conference...even though I was bad about washing our car before inspections.