Sunday, November 13, 2016

Teach People, Not Lessons

We had a busy week, with three zone conferences, Mission Leadership Council and the Praso Ghana District Conference.

The Zone Conferences were with the Cape Coast Zone, the Mankessim Zone and the Praso Zone.  We are focusing on three major aspects of our teaching at this conference:

1.  Teaching for Understanding.
2.  How to Begin Teaching (setting the tone).
3.  Teach People, Not Lessons (Adjust teaching to the needs of the individual).


Teaching for understanding requires that we know the doctrine through personal study.

Practice -- The Assistants played the role of investigators who were constantly looking at their phones.  

Practice -- Discerning the needs of those we teach.


The Parable of the Sower.

Saving lunch.

Sister Unity -- The Mankessim Sisters.


Sister Sorensen brought brownies and peanut butter squares. 

Elder Davis, of the Seventy, was in Praso for the District Conference and sat in on part of our Zone Conference.


Showing Elder Trey a picture of his former bishop who is now a mission president.  We met him and his wife last week at the seminar.

Safeguards for using Technology.

Effective Zone Activities.

Smoothing out the supply chain to the apartments.

We also had a nice discussion on how we are doing as a mission in focusing on the key indicators of conversion and counseled together on improvements we can make.  


Sister Stevenson and I attended the Praso District Conference on Saturday and Sunday.  Elder Ben Davis was presiding.  We stayed Friday night and Saturday night with Elder and Sister Sorensen in their home.

I spoke in both sessions of conference on Saturday and President Adjei and I did several temple recommend interviews afterward.

This couple were among those preparing to go to the temple for the first time. 

These men were receiving instruction in preparation for being ordained Elders in the Melchizedek Priesthood at the conference on Sunday.

Many of the members from far away branches were able to stay overnight at the District President's school.

The session on Sunday was well attended.  The conference was held at the District President's school so that we could accommodate all who would attend.  Sister Stevenson and I both spoke at this session.

The Choir.

After conference, we enjoyed a meal together before heading for home.

Sister Johnson is always a gracious hostess.

Members of the District Presidency and Mission Presidency with Elder Davis.

Completing the conference report with the District Presidency.

It was a nice week.  We will sleep well tonight.


Last Week

This week.

 Theresa and Sister Stevenson sometimes stop for lunch when they do the weekly grocery shopping.  This week they had fried fish and kenkey.  It wasn't the Royal Senchi, but I'm told it was good.

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