Wednesday, February 20, 2013

As we gather once again

Well it has been a little busy around here on the island of Weno with many changes.  We finally were able to have our first district meeting with our new Zone Leader Elder Sofele and this is how it went.  First of all look how healthy he looks, we are happy to report he is doing wonderful and we all love having him back home here in Chuuk with us.
Elder Sofele - ZL
Elder Jones - ZL
Elder Jones ~ gave us a spiritual thought about listening. He quoted Elder Tiffany from a past meeting "Knowledge speaks and Wisdom listens".  He said that he really liked that and tries to remember it when he is out teaching.  The Apostle Paul taught that the Lord’s teachings and teachers were given that we may all attain ‘the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ’ (Eph. 4:13). This process requires far more than acquiring knowledge. It is not even enough for us to be convinced of the gospel; we must act and think so that we are converted by it. In contrast to the institutions of the world which teach us to know something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become something.
Um... let's think about this.  For any of us to find real happiness, we must focus outside ourselves and put our investigators first. It is not enough for any of us to just go through the motions.  The gospel of Jesus Christ is a plan that shows us how to become what our Heavenly Father desires us to become.
Yippee!!! my first district meeting.  Elder Sofele has been on the outer island Romanum. Just he and his companion since coming out a mission. He never had district meetings like this before.  He really enjoyed it and we all learned a lot of great things to help us be better missionaries.   We are His representatives in the glorious work of proclaiming His gospel, today and always.

Our district leader is Elder Huppe , the one with the headband on. He serves in the Wichap Branch with Elder Rainey.  They are on pday here and like we've said before, when the camera comes out these elders become quite entertaining.

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