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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Mission Council - The Book of Mormon

                               The Book of Mormon!

Our Commitment. Our Purpose. Our Message.
The Book of Mormon!
It is the mighty tool in our hands!

Last month we challenged our missionaries to:

*D&C 43:8-10 Bind yourself in all holiness to act...

 *Our challenge for that week ! (10-13-15)
  1- carry the Book of Mormon with you
in your hands everywhere you go.  
      2-  pray for more power as you teach from
 the Book of Mormon
      3- teach, relate, and  link all we teach to the
 Book of Mormon

*Note each of us is holding the Book of Mormon
in the 4 finger power hold! 
highlighting the title of the Book of Mormon.

This week we began our 30 day Book of Mormon Challenge (11-1-15)

Here is the letter we sent our missionaries on 10-31-15

Beloved Elders and Sisters of our Mexico Guadalajara Mission,
During the month of November, we will be having a mission wide, 30 day reading of the Book of Mormon.
Our theme for this entire month, and for our reading  will be - I Have Learned for Myself.
Our purpose as we read the Book of Mormon this month, is to strengthen our testimonies of its power, as the mighty tool in our hands.
“I have learned for myself” were five simple words spoken by the Prophet Joseph Smith to his mother after he experienced the First Vision (Joseph Smith—History 1:20). These words contain a powerful lesson for us today. As President Thomas S. Monson has taught: “Whether you are 12 or 112—or anywhere in between—you can know for yourself that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true.”

Our challenge this month is for each of us to read consistently and rapidly the Book of Mormon.  A quick reading of the Book of Mormon will allow the story line to stay fresh in our minds, and will fill us with the spirit of this book, that can come as we completely immerse ourselves in reading it.  

Our desire is for the words on these pages to be in your mind and in your heart in a powerful, forceful way as you connect with Nephi, Alma, Amulek, Ammon, King Mosiah, Helaman, Mormon, and Captain Moroni.  Read their stories, and feel their testimonies through your missionary eyes.
When an angel of the Lord asked Nephi: “What beholdest thou?” (1 Nephi 11:14), he was  prompted to evaluate and ponder what he had learned.  We pray that you too will evaluate and ponder what you are reading  within the pages of  this  mighty  tool, so that you too may say,
... I have learned for myself.

I Have Learned For Myself.             Mexico Guadalajara Mission.             November 2015

-President and Sister Clayton

Here is the power point picture our assistants started with today. 

 here are just a few pictures from today's mission council

Presidents object lesson, when we are busily engaged and 
consecrating on something good, we don't have time to 
worry about or do things that don't matter.

The majority of our Mission Council today was, our Mission Council.
President Clayton had each zone leader and STL report on, and
give an accounting of the missionaries under their stewardship,
their concerns, struggles, and questions.  President gave council,
and taught, but mostly he listened.  
We made a list on the board.  
There is much to ponder, and pray about.