Sunday, April 11, 2010

"The Process"

President Thomas S. Monson has taught us that "when performance is measured, performance improves and when performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates." This is the principle behind the process. Every concilio includes a time for our Zone Leaders to Return and Report to each other and President Cox of their missionary labors. It is a time to give an accounting and receive counsel on additional methods to motivate and encourage. Numbers or goals for the month are written on the board in the training room and reviewed the following month. It is incredible watching these young men accept responsibility for their zones and seek ways to improve and serve more diligently and effectively. (picture of Elder Delgado, ZL, Aguascalientes at Concilio, Elder Perez Miller, SanLuisPotosi ZL)
The next week in individual Zone Conferences we take this process to the next level and each companionship is asked to report their goal for the week and then for the month. District Leaders record this information on the board as a record or goal for the month. Goal setting is an integral part of the MML and the missionaries are taught the sacred nature of goal setting and the importance of working with all of our heart, might, mind and strength to do our part and then praying for the Lord's assistance in all that we do. (Picture of Elder Brown, DL,Leon Este at Zone Conference, Elder Holt, ZL, President Cox,standing close by)
In Preach My Gospel we are taught that goals reflect the desires of our heart and truly our desire is to Invite others to Come unto Christ. We are so grateful for the processes that are in place to help us in our missionary labors. From ZConf in Leon I captured a picture of Elders Zelaya and Pehrson, companions participating in an activity and my blog would not be complete without different groupings of districts. Cameras flash, smiles appear and memories are made of special times shared. We are eternally grateful for these faithful young men and young women who serve the Lord here in the MML.
*Elders Mozo, Farias, Conrad, Richards, Javier and Lopez J....Celaya Oeste
*Elders DeHart, Segura,Velarde,GonzalezC, Hnas Sarao and Cruz....Celaya Este
*Elders Bautista, Rueckert,Leininger,Hollingsworth, IbaƱez and Cano....Aguascalientes


gma & gpa asplund said...

We have really been impressed with the manner in which you are able to motivate and evaluate your Elder's performance. They really are reaching their potential under your loving leadership and teaching. You must all feel so FULFILLED.

Polly said...

I am not RS Pres.- I am the enrichment leader (or whatever it is called now). This is a lot more work than when I was on the RS Presidency but way less than when I was president.

I will try and remember to post some of the recipes.

Katie said...

You two have mastered the process. Your mission is so amazing- I feel the spirit so strongly when I read your blog. Wow! What an amazing adventure you have had...