Once every six weeks we hold a meeting called Zone Leader Council. Our mission of 120 missionaries is divided into six zones of about 20 missionaries. Each zone is led by two Zone Leaders. Zone Leaders are among our best missionaries. They are excellent teachers, are full of charity, and exemplify Christlike living in all they do. Zone Leader Council brings together our 12 Zone Leaders plus my two Assistants, Joyce and me.
Back Row: Elders Wilkinson, Bosshardt, Brown, Maughn, Urrutia, Hansen, Fessler
Front Row: Elders Flores, Groover, Ball, Jones, Szvoboda, Batty, Worley
We meet from 9AM - 2PM and use this time to discuss needs, challenges and opportunities in our mission. It is always a remarkable meeting for me. I continue to be astonished by the intelligence and maturity of our young elders. It has become quite clear to me that these young men are being literally expanded by God while serving as missionaries. Their intellectual, emotional and spiritual strength has been noticeably enhanced -- beyond their normal capacity given their age and life experiences. (Click on photos to see larger images.)