NEW EMPHASIS FROM PREACH MY GOSPEL!!! We have been given 8 lessons from Preach My Gospel to teach the missionaries in leadership training sessions. For zone conference we began lesson 1. "THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST - THE MISSIONARY PURPOSE." President Fry presented this in Zone Leaders Council and he did a great job in zone conference too. These are some points he stressed using the scriptures. The true doctrine of Christ is: faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. He instructed the missionaries to teach with: boldness, plainness, by their language and understanding, be on their level, follow the Son with full purpose of heart, authority and power. We are working with other's eternal salvation. The Holy Ghost is a gift - obtain it, teach with it, and maintain it. Love for the work - have a desire - love for those we teach. Love the Lord - love thy neighbor. We must have love in order to teach the people. Forget your inadequacies - love the people - they will feel your love for them! Five things to remember when teaching: 1. Teach people not lessons 2. Ask inspired questions - thought provoking 3. LISTEN 4. Discern what the spirit tells you 5. Teach doctrine. We did our skills practicing and the assistants, zone leaders, President and I went around and helped out. Since this was presented in Zone Leaders Council (4 weeks ago) the zone leaders have been busy teaching in the districts and the results have been amazing! The missionaries seem to really enjoy this and they are having great success. Four weeks ago, we had 7 on date for baptism and now we have 39!!!! People are very excited and the missionaries are very busy teaching them and getting them ready to be baptised!! President had a dream a few weeks ago that he didn't have enough baptismal clothing to go around and he was frantically hunting some down! Maybe his dream will come true.
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