We just finished three days of Zone Conference with 3-4 zones each day. The conference was dedicated to the scripture,
"Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house . . . a house of order, a house of God" D&C 88:119
The Rigby's talked about ORDER in keeping apartments clean and bug free. They also demonstrated the proper way to change the water filter, and gave each apartment a new scrub brush to clean the filter's housing unit.
The Richards' focused on ORDER in the wards and branches by giving the missionaries lists of "Address Unknown" names to search for in their areas. Searching for the address unknown names will also be a wonderful finding tool for the elders and sisters!
The Davis' challenged the missionaries to have ORDER in their duties by reviewing how to fill out a BCR properly; emphasizing the benefits of the Language Study Program; and the different ways to define the term - 'head of household'.
The Assistants gave wonderful talks about maintaining ORDER in our life by avoiding the word "Someday" and be obedient "Today". They also talked about receiving strength to be obedient through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
The first word in D&C 88:119 is Organize. If you look at the footnote to this word, you will see 'family, finances'. I spoke to the missionaries about ways to have ORDER in using their support money. Each district was given play money in the amount of one support payment. They worked out a budget using the support and they were even tempted by the Budget Bandit. I reminded them that it is not Income they receive - but Support - there is a difference and its origin is sacred and must be used wisely.
President asked the missionaries to make ORDER a priority in their daily responsibilities. They should set goals first and then plan each day looking at their goals for guidance. They should be carrying and using referral cards at all times. He asked them to make the hours between 4:30 to 6:00 a finding time only - by using the listed ideas for Finding in PMG. He concluded his training by teaching all of us The Doctrine of Christ, verse by verse, word by word. It was a spiritual end to each day of conference.
June 25 - Dasmariñas, San Gabriel, Silang
Some of the missionaries left before this picture was taken.
June 26 - Cavite, Carissa, Naic
The Budget Bandit is tempting the missionaries to use their support unwisely.
Gone to lunch
June 27 - Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Bacoor, Molino
Our next Zone Conference will be in September.