Sunday, April 14, 2013

Give Me This Mountain...

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings; that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good; that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth." 
Mosiah 12:21

On Thursday, April 11, 2013 we held our first ever Mission Leadership Council
This was somewhat "historic" for us and throughout the world.
On Friday, April 5, 2013 (the day before General Conference)
the announcement was made as follows:

Mission Leadership Council
The Lord’s Church is governed through councils at every level. Full expression from all participants
is invited in council settings, unifying the efforts of both male and female council members. With
these principles in mind:
 A monthly mission leadership council will replace zone leader council.
 The mission president and his wife, assistants to the president, zone leaders, and sister
training leaders (see below) will participate in mission leadership council meetings.
Sister Training Leaders
Some sister missionaries should be assigned as sister training leaders to help train other sisters.
These sister training leaders are responsible to conduct companion exchanges with other sisters.
They serve as a vital part of mission leadership. Sister training leaders:
 Are members of and participate in the mission leadership council.
 Are experienced and exemplary missionaries who serve in a companionship with another
sister training leader.
 Are responsible for the training and welfare of sister missionaries assigned to them.
 Maintain a vibrant proselyting area in addition to working regularly with other sisters.
 Conduct 24‐hour companion exchanges every six weeks with each companionship of sisters
assigned to them Report directly to the mission president on sisters’ issues (an average of
two exchanges per week).
 Are assigned to a specific zone. However, depending on mission geography and the number
of sisters in the mission, the mission president may assign sister training leaders to train
sisters in a single zone or in multiple zones. It is not necessary to have a companionship of
sister training leaders in every zone.
 Function as members of districts and of zones and assist the mission president,zone
leaders, and district leaders in training meetings and zone conferences.

We are still "pioneers" in the process, 
but wanted to do something great to show the 
significance of this announcement.  
We unitedly proclaimed...GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN!
And we began our hike up the "Tres Cruces" mountain!

And we made it to the top where we talked about the similarity between
climbing a mountain and missionary work.
Then we sang "Called to Serve" to the world below.

Everyone cleaned up pretty well!
 MisiĆ³n Colombia Cali Leaderhip Council
 April 2013

 New Zone leaders - Elders Guerrero, Cha, and Perez
Sister Training Leaders
Sisters Medina, Fuentealba, Araneda, and Jacobo
The wind beneath our wings...our senior couples!
Left to right:  Elder and Sister Oliver AND Sister and Elder Torgerson

YES...How beautiful upon the mountains were the feet... of these great young men and women that are bringing good tidings; that publisheth peace;...that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth.

Watch for more news on how our missionary council leads out!

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