The Zone Leaders were in charge of Zone Conference, from assigning speakers to topics, to writing the agenda! They did a fabulous job and we learned a lot.
We always start with a song!
Almost every speaker had the missionaries do role playing! A very effective way to teach certain principles.
Teaching in the Saviors Way was our theme for the conference.
The Newcastle Zone is fantastic!
We are blessed with some fantastic missionaries!
One of our Zone leaders!
President Brown talking with our missionaries!
I asked the missionaries if they wanted to get ice-cream at McDonalds! (President's favorite! - not McDonalds food, he loves McDonalds ice-cream!!!)
Guess what we did after Zone Conference?
Everyone says a resounding yes to getting ice-cream.
We didn't know that one of our church members works at McDonalds! Always fun to run into someone from the church!
Some of our missionaries had a long drive home - we decided to give them a budget and they could get what they wanted!
Our church member that works at McDonalds took me aside and told me that when President and I spoke at the first District Conference, he took President's invitation to read the Book of Mormon everyday. He loved doing it! At the last District Conference President invited everyone to think of someone they knew (a church member) that was not there, and to invite them back to church. Willy said he had two friends that were less active - one of them he did not get along with. But, he went to visit both of these young men and invited them back to church! He was glad he listened to the promptings of these two, because they both are coming back to church! He said he was grateful for President's invitations!
One of our missionaries getting information from a McDonalds patron to teach!
No one went home hungry!
The missionaries sang a couple of hymns and the workers danced, clapped, and the high pitched yelp that is common in Zulu culture! The missionaries gave out two Book of Mormon's and got five referrals while at McDonalds!
Time to say goodnight!
President and I love all these young men!
It was a good Zone Conference from morning until evening!