Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015- 06-04 Mission Leadership Council

 A week ago, we welcomed "home" to the Philippines our favorite missionary, Elder Ostler, from the Georgia Macon Mission.  There is nothing like having a missionary son at the same time you are a mission president and wife.  After listening to his experiences, we have even more empathy for our wonderful missionaries.  Oh how we love them all!


 We also had the joy of welcoming back Elder Schroeder.  We are so proud of him and pleased with his arrival.  Manila Mission is so happy to have him!  He radiates a certain testimony and commitment.

 Thursday, we had one of the highlights of our month.  We got to have our Mission Leadership Council.  It's a time when all the zone leaders and sister training leaders gather at the mission home with the assistants and the president and wife.  We all counsel together about the concerns in the mission and receive revelation about what directions to take.  The zone leaders and sister training leaders take the plans back to their areas and teach the missionaries in their stewardships.  These are incredibly spiritual and wonderful meetings.  Sister Ostler usually ends up crying before the meeting even starts.  All they have to do is quote D&C 4 together, and it gets her tears started.  :)

 Our wonderful assistants!

       This is one of my favorite sights each month.....40 pairs of shoes representing 40 faithful missionaries and many miles of walking and knocking and talking and testifying.  "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace."

                                       Before the meeting started.......

We honestly could not be more blessed than to work with all of these dedicated, consecrated men and women, serving our Eternal Father by trying to tell the rest of His children about Him and His joyous plan.  We couldn't be happier.