As we did last year, we traveled to each zone in the mission and conducted Christmas Devotionals, coupled with a zone conference. The missionaries received instruction. We showed the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, sing Christmas carols, and shared a small gift with each missionary.
This year our training was on how to use family history as a tool for finding, teaching, retaining, and activating members. We were blessed to have the India Family History Manager, Bro. Peter Bushi attend each zone conference with us. He and the Assistants to the President instructed in using these tools and then led the missionaries in some practices.
We love our missionaries and are so grateful to have the opportunity to share this wonderful season with them as they are giving of their time and talents to build the Lord's kingdom.
|Singing Christmas carols with the Rajahmundry Zone|
|Bro. Bushi instructing Chennai Zone on Family History|
|Coimbatore missionaries practicing using family history as a "finding" tool|
|Visak missionaries practicing using family history as a teaching tool|
|Elder Stephen, one of the assistants, teaching the Bangalore zone about the skill to be practiced|