Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mission Leadership

A lot of young leaders serve in the mission.  Zone, district and 
Sister Training Leaders all help to move the work along.  They 
help to make decisions, train fellow missionaries, and, 
in the case of district leaders, even interview baptismal candidates.

These first two pictures show District Leaders and 
Sister Training Leaders training for their responsibilities.   

Once a month the Mission Leadership Council, composed
of the Assistants, Zone Leaders and Sister Training
Leaders, meets.  They help to set the direction of the 
mission as well as get the messages that will guide the work 
for the coming month.  They then share this information at 
Zone Development Meeting. 

Morning meetings.

Presidents Mullen and Crippen looking on as missionaries train.

We usually show pictures of giant pizzas at this point.  Perhaps
a better reflection of the day is what the room looks like
after everyone has gone to lunch.  Even with no one there
it's easy to tell there's been a lot of work going on.  

Just before the afternoon meeting began.   

It's a long day, but a lot is accomplished by these elders and 
sisters who bless our mission with their service.  

Good Things to Come

The first day in the mission there's a lot to absorb:
Orientation, driving records, interview with 
Pres. Mullen, so many new names and faces.  
All of it happens on very little sleep.  Every 
missionary has been through it, so they're glad 
to offer a smile and a few directions to help
new elders and sisters as they start out.  
  Below from left:  Sister Keith, Sister Blanchard, 
office elders, Elders Smith and Jewkes, 
Elder Foy and Sister Hall.  

 Sister Keith and Sister Blanchard. 

Elder Smith, Elder Jewkes and Elder Foy.  

Elders Mock and Sy, Assistants to the President, 
on either side of Sisters Banks and Diamond.  

Three new elders:  Elder Clark, Elder Mounts and Elder Patterson.  

Elder Parson, and Elder Jackson with newly arrived
Elder Brown (center).  

New Companions:  

Elder Brown from Arizona
with his companion, Elder Foy. 

Elder Clark from Missouri
with his companion Elder Uasike.

Sister Diamond (L) from Utah 
with her companion, Sister Banks.  

Sister Keith (L) from Ontario, Canada
with her companion, Sister Blanchard.  

Elder Mounts (R) from Florida
with his companion, Elder Jackson.  

Elder Patterson (L) from Utah
with his companion, Elder Parson. 

Welcome to the California Riverside Mission!

April Zone Conferences

Zone Conference days dawn early with sunny skies and clean cars!

Off to a quick start with instruction

Hemet Zone - April 2016

San Jacinto Zone - April 2016

Singing to thank those who prepared lunch.

Every zone conference:  birthdays galore!

La Sierra Zone - April 2016

Riverside Zone - April 2016

Everyone's happy at lunch time!

Mt Rubidoux Zone - April 2016

Moreno Valley Zone - April 2016

Corona Zone - April 2016

Jurupa Zone - April 2016

Menifee Zone - April 2016

Lake Elsinor Zone - April 2016