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missioneccles020920 (February 2020 ** )

Ecclesiastical Training — Provo Missionary Training Center — February 9, 2020

1/  President and Sister Hicken

  • Our role is to help the missionaries study effectively, and to grow closer to God.
  • Doctrine and Covenants 84:85 tells us to treasure up in our minds continually.  What should we be treasuring up?  Proper invitations, doctrine, promises and the resultant blessings, questions, answers, and concerns.
  • Elder Renlund reminds us that we cannot use what we have not acquired.  We need to have the necessary ‘tools’ in our ‘toolbox’.
  • Wax strong in confidence.
  • Use a study journal.  It will help us understand, clarify, and remember spiritual promptings.
  • Knowledge properly recorded becomes a personal treasure.  Focus on what the Spirit teaches you.
  • 2 Nephi 4:15-16 states: “And upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures which are engraven upon the plates of brass. For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children.  Behold, my soul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and my heart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard.”

2/ President and Sister Hemingway

  • Make a list of the truths revealed during the Restoration:
    • God has a body of flesh and bone.
    • Jesus and God are separate, and the Father loves the Son.
    • God knows us personally and can call us by name.
    • There was an apostasy, but the restoration of the priesthood would come.
    • We will have a prophet to guide us.
  • Use the orange activity boxes in Preach My Gospel.
  • Train your young missionary leaders well.  They are young, be patient.

3/ President LeSueur

  • He shared the story of a son and a dad who are sharing the corresponding weeks of their missionary journals with each other as the son serves his mission.

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