Monday, March 19, 2012

Things are popping in the Chuuk Zone

Life over in Chuuk is never dull. Back in January at the Seniors couple conference, we all made a goal to reactivate the inactive members.

Chuuk Zone's goal is to reactivate 75 members. We came up with the averages needed from each island throughout the Micronesia mission.
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” This commandment throbs in the heart of every missionary who testifies of Jesus Christ and teaches His message.

As we have mentioned before, we are doing GPS location here on all the islands in our zone. What that means is, we pull up a list of the people from each branch, And hit the dirt.
“Faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, we hope to qualify for the work.”
We take the Elders from each area with us. This way they can teach and find new investigators. Most of the families are part-member families, so they get a lot of opportunities to teach. We also take the Branch President with us so he can make a contact with each member and that gives him an opportunity to check on them and invite them back to church.

This work is truly inspired from the Lord. As one among the “special witnesses of the name of Christ in all the world, it is truly wonderful to be part of this work. “Whom the Lord calls, the Lord qualifies.” We have come to appreciate that promise very much.

The first branch that we did the GPS location in, has now opened with Missionaries there and it is flourishing. The Missionaries had not been in this branch for a number of years when we started there and they were only getting about 10 people attending each week. Now they are getting over 40. They already had one baptism this week and have four more scheduled this coming week. They taught 45 lessons last week and we are so proud of them. New callings are being extented now to others and we are starting a Temple Prep class this week. It is truly exciting to see the work move forward here.

Elders Jones and Valinotti with newly baptized members.

“This is my gospel,” He said, “… for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do.” Thus, faith; repentance; baptism by water, fire, and of the Holy Ghost; the gathering of the elect; and enduring to the end are all part of the gospel. All of us can emulate the Lord’s example, regardless of age, status, or location.

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