Even more importantly, however, for some strange reason, the temperatures in Vallarta right now are about 10 degrees cooler than in Guadalajara, so we are especially enjoying it.
But most of all we love meeting with the missionaries.
This zone conference began with President Wagner going over the "Area Plan of Salvation". This includes the missionaries teaching four groups of people--members, less active members, recent converts and investigators. The primary purpose of the lessons is to save souls. The secondary purpose is to find more people to teach.
President Wagner then went over the purpose of the Book of Mormon and its importance as a missionary tool. He was followed by the zone leaders teaching Fundamental Lesson #4--The Book of Mormon (sensing a theme?:-)
I then taught how the Book of Mormon bears testimony of the Savior. Our practice included reading the scriptures that testify of Christ found in lesson 2, Chapter 3, and discussing how they testify of the Savior and in what other lesson (besides lesson 2) could we use that scripture.
Then came THE TEST. This was our second time to give a test to the missionaries. This one was based on Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 of Preach My Gospel, and most of the missionaries are doing really well.
Afterward came language study--focusing this time on learning English. I love watching the missionaries all stand and sing Scripture Power in English!!
And the food. All missionaries get pretty excited to eat, but this zone seemed particularly enthused about it. I took this picture about 1 minute after the food was announced.
And that ended week one of zone conferences. Next up . . . week two.