|The missionaries start coming at 8 am on Interview day! Many drive over an hour to get to the mission home.|
This first set of interviews was fun. Everyone came in and relaxed a bit in the comfortable living room, playing a little music, chess, putting together an inspirational puzzle or just relaxing and reading or writing.
Then I brought each district in and took new missionary pictures of each one for our new transfer board coming in September.
|Every missionary had a new picture taken on our green backdrop.|
|This is a sneak preview of how the pictures will be laid out and identify our Elders, their names, home country, current assignments, etc.|
We then moved into the kitchen and I asked each Elder to participate in a survey on exercise. I asked them 10 questions about their time on their mission, number of companions, areas etc. I asked to them to share their level of commitment to the daily exercise program. On a scale of 1-5, do they never (1) participate in a morning routine 3) sometimes or 5) always. The ranked themselves from 1-5 and then identified what type of exercise they are doing, what they find to be the barriers and what would help to increase their commitment and enjoyment of morning exercise. We ended with what they see are the benefits to following this guideline and making morning exercise an enjoyable part and great start to their day.
I asked every missionary to share and discuss their experience. After engaging in discussion with every Elder and district, I now have a very good idea of how everyone is doing and what we might be able to implement that would help everyone to improve their personal programs and develop even better physical habits. All of this focus, relates to spiritual fitness and we hope to align them even more for the missionaries.
We hope to be more “Fit For The Kingdom” and improve missionary success while developing lifelong habits.
|Many missionaries have great habits, programs, recipes, practices and I
plan to spotlight good ideas and have them share them with their fellow
|A lovely part of the room is the great view outside the window. I love this aspect of the room!|
Finally, we finished with a game focused on “First Aid Know-How”
The medicines in their first aid kits were assembled in the middle of the table and I would call out ailments that are common to a missionary and the first one to identify the best remedy got a point. The person with the most points actually won a little prize. The point was to make them all more familiar with the local packaging and medicines that may not look familiar to them, but will help them function better when they get common illnesses that can be remedied on their own. Afterall, we are trying hard to help them be self reliant.