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Friday, July 14, 2017

Follow Up Training 7-13-17

We had a great day at follow up training.
These six new missionaries are not so new
any longer!  After 5 weeks in the mission,
they are coming to understand what it
means to give themselves to this work.
It requires diligence and faith.  This work
of the Lord asks that we be humble and teachable.
We are proud of their efforts.

The assistants game.
President Clayton has taught,
“If we want new and better results, we have to do things differently.”
And that’s exactly what the assistants did!
They took the 7 Celestial Habits, and made a fun
and different game that helps us see just how important
these habits are in our teaching.

As we read in Preach My Gospel, our purpose
“is to open the doors to the celestial kingdom,”
as we teach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As we extend the baptismal invitation
we provide our investigators the opportunity
to act for themselves -choosing
to follow the Savior's example
and enter the waters of baptism
for themselves.
Here are our teams!
Team #1

Team #2

Team #3

Thank you to Elder Mora, Elder Long and 
Elder Torres for their help.

Our game uses the representation of
the Temple as the ultimate symbol,
in this life, of the Lord’s kingdom.
Each team must:
exercise their knowledge in:
1. Teaching the lessons in order
2. Helping investigators receive revelation
(through Prayer, Reading the Book of Mormon, and Church Attendance)
3. Asking for references - always
4. Evaluating and setting goals to work more effectively.

The first part of the game consists of every team,
having to collect all the pieces they will need
to build their model of the temple
as they rotate through each station.
They practice using these celestial principles
with the investigator scenario at each station,
inviting them in various ways, to act for themselves
as they continue to learn about the gospel plan.
Each team has 2 tries to collect their pieces
of the Temple they must build.

The second part - they must build the temple
with the pieces they have collected.
This game helps us see how important these 7 celestial habits
really are in our efforts to fulfill our missionary purpose.

We learn that it takes a celestial way of living and working
to carry out this celestial work!
These 7 celestial habits that we have received from the Lord through our Prophet and the
Twelve Apostles, truly are to help us fulfill our purpose.

Game #2

7 Celestial Habits game
Think fast and name one of the 7 celestial habits
that haven't been said yet as the ball is tossed to you.

1.  Always give the baptismal challenge
2. Teach lessons in order
(3-5) Name three ways to receive revelation
3.  Through prayer
4.  Reading the Book of Mormon
5.  Attending church
6.  Ask for referrals
7.  Evaluate and set goals

The teams each play, eliminating those who
cannot quickly name one of the 7 celestial habits
we must know and use, when the ball is passed
to them, creating the final four.

Companions, sister Terron and sister Clawson
were the two finalists

And Sister Clawson won!!

Well done!
Here are our six fabulous not so new any more missionaries!

great day together!