Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Today we had District Meeting. What this means is we had a missionary meeting. The missions are broke up into different ways. It starts as we are all in the Billings Montana Mission. And the mission as a whole is broken up into different Zones, so that means just an area of land. So right now i am serving in the Wyoming south zone. So we cover the southern most part of our mission. Then the zone is broken up even smaller into districts. The purpose of these zones and districts is for these meetings. At these district meetings the missionaries are trained on how to improve our teaching ability. We know that Christ was always helping his disciples and the other prophets have helped the people improve and since us as missionaries are the unlearned and foolish things of the world, because when one looks at how young we are and how few life experiences we have and how small our knowledge of the scriptures are we can come off as unlearned and foolish, so we need all the help that we can get. But the good news for us is that Heavenly Father knows that so He, when we are worthy of it, will bless us with His spirit which is the true teacher. So at these meetings they try to help us to recognize how to follow the guidance of the spirit. The topics that we have been focusing on most recently is teaching people, not just lessons. I know it has helped me a lot because there have been times on my mission that i knew what to teach but i don't know if it was when those people were ready to here what we taught. And now that we are focusing so much on people needs not just the material it helps us to meet peoples needs. So we are doing our best to become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. The way He would teach was asking questions and adapting to those people. He told many parables because they were stories or examples that they could picture, stuff they knew about so it made more sense to them. And thats what we try to do in these meetings, is to become better so we can benefit others so we can help them feel our Saviors love and be able to enjoy the wonderful blessings that come from membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and to know the Priesthood is on the earth once more.