Sunday, June 17, 2012
LEADERSHIP MEETING - CHAIN OF COMMAND
WHAT A GREAT MEETING.
WHAT A GREAT BUNCH OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN.
All Zone Leaders, District Leaders, Assistants, office elders, and the 4 Sisters who arrange for the exchanges come together for a leadership training.
We had a wonderful meeting.
Front Row: Elder DeHaan, Mngoma, Hill, Harper, Mckwenkwe, and President
2nd Row: Elders Carnline, Norris, Taylor, Stuart Johnson, Chance Johnson, Wright, Litchfield, Harb
3rd Row: Elders Drey Williams, Juengling, Naylor Edgington, Slade and Parker
4th Row: Elders Lafeen, Ayala, Barney, West
5th Row: Elders Bay, Yazzie, Gates, White, Perry, Zabriskie, Sisters Dana, Moya and Elder Freeman
6th Row: Elders Garcia, Paswaters, Westover, Sisters Jeppsen, Rozsa and Elders Dickson and Dakota Anderson
7th Row: Elders Terry, Calvert, Rasmussen, Liew, Hanson
8th Row: Elders Walker, Fitzpatrick and Jensen
Sister Rozsa led the singing.
Elder Gates gave a spiritual thought
Brother Marcus Faust (son of President James E. Faust) came and gave a presentation
to our leaders.
Brother Faust is the Director of Public Affairs for the Northeast for the church.
He came and spoke about what the church is doing to teach the public about the church in positive ways, How the churches reaches out to communities to build relationships.
All about the technology being used to help this effort.
Wonderful presentation, a great reinforcement to the things President Albright has
been instructing in this regard: Mormon.org, profiles, LDSnewsroom, political neutrality,
Mormonism 101, how to answer questions, etc.
The missionaries enjoyed the presentation.
Sisters Jeppson and Rozsa and sis Albright
Elders Calvert and Terry sang a beautiful number
Assistants and president
Elder Liew accompanies
Assistants Parker and Johnson instruct about the roles and duties of
Zone leaders and District Leaders and the importance of these callings.
They split the ZLs on one side of the room
And the District Leaders on the other side.
Next it was my turn. I instructed on the CHAIN ON COMMAND.
We had a fun activity. Each District Leaders had to write the name of each member of
their district on a white strip of paper. Then connect them into a chain.
Then they put their name on a blue strip and put it at the top.
IT IS THEIR JOB TO GET INFO TO ALL OF THE CHAIN THEY ARE CONNECTED TO
AND TO LOVE, TEACH AND INSPIRE THESE MISSIONARIES.
Then the Zone Leaders wrote their names on orange strips and connected it to the 2 or 3 District Leaders over whom they preside.
IT IS THEIR JOB TO COMMUNICATE WITH AND INSPIRE THESE DISTRICT LEADERS.
Then the Assistants wrote their names on green strips of paper and connected them to the 8 companionships of zones leaders over whom they preside.
IT IS THE ASSISTANTS JOB TO COMMUNICATE WITH, LOVE, TEACH AND INSPIRE THESE ZONE LEADERS.
Lastly, President Albright wrote his name on a yellow strip of paper. The assistants loops were connected through his.
IT IS HIS JOB TO COMMUNICATE, LOVE, TEACH, INSPIRE EVERY MISSIONARY IN THE DC SOUTH MISSION.
This can only be accomplished when EVERY LEADER IS DOING THEIR JOB.
I think it was a very effective learning tool. And they had fun putting it together.
President Albright then spoke about the role of leaders. He told stories about leaders.
A favorite: GET THE MESSAGE TO GARCIA.
Whatever it takes, get your job done.
Be happy, positive, diligent, devoted, loving, ... get the job done.
Get the water to the end of the row.
We gave them a great handout:
THERE ARE NO WEAK LINKS IN THE DC SOUTH CHAIN OF COMMAND!
We were planning on a barbecue, but luckily had checked the weather report and changed plans to
have lunch at Cafe Rios. Good Call.
Elder Calvert at Rios with the yellow sticky behind him that he left last time he ate here.
We all love Cafe Rio. Thankful they finally built one here.
THIS IS THE HANDOUT WE GAVE EACH OF THE LEADERS.