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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Mission Leadership Council - May 13th, 2016

Mission Leadership Council - May 13th, 2016

The Mission Leaders gathered again for their Mission Leadership Council at the Mission Home on  May 13th, 2016. This MLC was held right after the transfers and so many new Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders got a chance to counsel together and to learn from each other.

Assistants - New Mission Vision of Excellence, 3 months Baptism Plans, UM Initiative:H.O.P.E and Nine “Indicators of Conversion and Church Growth".

Our Assistants shared with the Council various ideas and strategies to raise our Mission to greater heights with an introduction to our revised Mission Vision! We are now R.E.D: RELENTLESS EVERY DAY!

72-Hour Kit - Sister Deyro

Sister Deyro taught the leaders about an excellent idea for 72 hour kits. Instead of using tupperware boxes like in the past, we were taught to use 6-liter bottles of water and to store and fit our food, rice and other things in it. We then would seal it up using duct tape so that we would only open it in emergencies.

President's Message: Review of Power Principles from Elder Bowen

President Deyro took some time to reinforce and to counsel with our Leaders on the things that need to be changed and improved on so as to achieve Power in the Urdaneta Mission

Good, Better and Best

Elder Johnson, Zone Leader of Urdaneta Zone, was asked to explain a concept that Sister Deyro shared in District Meeting the previous week. She said that there are 3 types of Testifying Contacts: Good, Better and Best. "Good" ones are those where you testify about the unique message. "Better" ones are those where you leave something behind with the people you talked to. "Best" contacts are those where you set a return appointment. We are all striving for "Best" testifying contacts each day!!

Candid Shot

Thursday, June 2, 2016

May 2016 Arriving Batch!

May 2016 Arriving Batch!

On May 11th, 2016, we welcomed another batch of missionaries to the mission. These missionaries have prepared themselves for the past few months and have arrived now in the field. After they left the MTC, they took a bus to Urdaneta, where they were met by our Office Staff and Assistants. They were shuttled to the Mission Office, where they met President and Sister Deyro, and were subsequently ushered to the Mission Home.

Pictures with President and Sister Deyro
Sister Diaz
Elder Paz
Sister Alpino
Sister Alinton
Elder Leones
Sister Olave
Sister Matthews
Sister Velez
Elder Kainga
Sister Talamaivao
Sister Latu
 The new missionaries were then fed a good lunch after the long bus ride from Manila. Once they were done, President Deyro took the opportunity to talk to each of them individually while the rest took care of some admin matters. After that, they were paired up temporarily with missionaries from the surrounding areas of Urdaneta and were sent out to work and to experience the mission field. They then had dinner and were shuttled back to the apartments in Urdaneta where they spent the night.

After a good night's sleep, the new missionaries returned to the Mission Home for their orientation meeting, where they were oriented to mission life by President and Sister Deyro and the Office Staff. After which, they had lunch together with the trainers. However, at that point, they still had no idea who their trainers would be. 

Lunch time!

Once lunch was done, the companionships were announced and everyone made their way back to their new areas to begin pruning and dunging the Lord's vineyard.