Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 2014 Summer Visitors

Our Assistant to the President brought his family back to visit:
Our recently released Taiwanese Zone Leader brought his girlfriend back to meet us:)
Taiwanese sister missionary, her brother, and recent convert join us for dinner:

Too much fun!

July 2014 Baptisms

Gangshan, July 26
Tainan Fourth, July 19
Fengshan, July 26
Fengshan, July 19

Tainan First, July 5

7-31-14 Mission Leadership Council

Newest AP Conducting:
Reciting D&C 121:34-46
We like these trends:

President instructs:
Lunch at the mission home:

President focuses on having faith in finding, PMG Chapter 9:
Tainan zone leaders present on "Talk with Everyone":
Zhongxing zone leaders present on "Teach When You Find, Find When You Teach":

Taizhong North zone leaders instruct on "Addressing the Importance of the Family"

Tainan sister training leaders instruct on "The Importance of Members".
Bringing forth miracles, i.e., mermaids!
Closing MLC with invitations...
…and the mission song!

Our newest mission leaders:
Taichung Mission leadership:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 2014 Interviews

We love quarterly interviews! We get to spend a few minutes (it always goes so fast) with every missionary in our mission. I had the opportunity to follow up with each missionary on our zone conference instruction on Companionship Unity. I truly learned so much! I asked each missionary what they had learned from the experience of serving with a companion. Some of my favorite responses were:

All my senior companions were great! I never had a senior companionship that made me feel like a junior companion, she always treated me as an equal.

Sometimes I feel like I can’t accomplish everything, but when I have my companion next to me to support me, I can.

If we don’t have companionship unity, we have to rely on our own strength, which is nothing compared to the Lord's strength.

I love companions! It's the favorite part of my mission. Working with companions has helped me to know who Christ is, how He serves others and how He teaches.

I've learned about what kind of an eternal companion I want to marry!

After interviews, while President trained on the mission vision, I was busy updating Area Books with medical information. About halfway through our zones, I realized that I could take a photo of the missionaries as they assembled for training! So here they are:

Jiayi Zone, July 23

Tainan Zone, July 24
Some elders playing with my camera...tsk, tsk. 
Well, the one on the left brought me his favorite cake so he's forgiven!

Taizhong North Zone, July 30


Converted Preach My Gospel Missionaries
Unified Companionships
Find, Teach,and Baptize Families

60 Baptisms per Month
3 Additional Stakes by 2016

Study and Apply the Book of Mormon and Preach My Gospel Daily
Hit Mission Standards
Three Active Member Lessons Weekly

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7-29-14 District Training Meeting Beitun

New District Leader training his district:
President instructs:
The Beitun District (plus some from Beiqu):
It was the District Leader's birthday that day, 
so we celebrated with birthday banana bread and sang him Happy Birthday:)