January 13, 2013
Still Here, January 7, 2013
We went to Concilio at President´s house on Friday and learned about the new mission initiative for the month of January. President wants people to focus on Preach My Gospel a lot more, and so we´ll be using it a lot more this year than we had been. It`s not like we never used it, because it`s absolutely necessary to do effective missionary work. But President wants to put a lot more focus on it. In PMG, it mentions key indicators that help us focus on what is important in the conversion process. Contacts, References Recieved, Lessons to investigators with a member Present, new investigators, etc. And these are the things we focus on. But some of the key indicators play a bigger role-- for example, a Lesson with a member present can play a bigger role in continued conversion than a single street contact. Yes, contacts are important, and we need to do them to find new investigators usually, but an actual lesson with an investigator is a bigger step in conversion. So for the initiative this month, President has assigned point values for some of the key indicators. It`s not a competition, it´s not saying whoever gets the most points gets a prize, nothing like that. That would be just looking to cause problems. No, it`s just a way of showing the relative importance of things. and the Goal is to get the most points you can as a companionship, and to always get more points than you did the week before. If that means that you need to do more lessons, than do it. If you´re lacking a few lessons, but you don`t have any other investigators to go to, then go do contacts. We`re not trying to do the things for numbers, rather, we`re just pointing out the relative importance of the key indicators to help more people actually progress towards baptism. I´m actually really excited for this!
Well, that`s what I got for this week. Love you guys!
Elder Cole Moffat