Hello again my most amazing family!
Some really big and exciting things are happening not only here but also through out the whole world! We Went to a big mission wide Conference last Tuesday up in Rochester in my old stake center. They had all the Missionaries there and that was so much fun its like a big reunion but that wasn't even the cool part! We had TWO members from the Quorum of the Seventy come and speak to us, Elder Allen and Elder Even. They came to tells us what the church is planning on doing for online proselyting and moving forward with the technology we have.
So as you might of known the new York Rochester mission was one of the guanine pigs in starting out with Facebook and with Ipads and all of that. so now that they have done all of this testing they know have a foundation to go on! so they told us how we are starting all over. There were about thirty online proselyting missions out right now but now they are jumping it up to like 80 missions mostly in the Us and many in some other countries that are starting this online proselyting! it is so exciting to see how this work is going forth so boldly nobly and independent! It literally is penetrating every contented and visiting every climb, sweeping every country and sounding in every ear! and I am so so so excited about it.
So as you know they are having all the missionaries buy their Ipads, Now in about two weeks or so we will be getting a new Ipad that we will be able to keep after the mission. so thanks Mom thanks Dad for complying! :) Now with the Whole starting over again they want us to be trained on every thing before we even go online. so they are shutting down Facebook for a good 2 months so we can be trained on everything and then once president Francis thinks we are ready we will be able to do that again!
also they told us about some of the things that the church is working on. One is that once a missionary gets his mission call he will be able to take some mission preparation classes where he can go online and be in a district with others that have their mission calls and be trained by return missionaries. This will help get the elders training earlier and will shorten their time in the MTC,
Also they are developing a program for missionaries that will be returning home to help them adjust back into the real world.
There are some good things happening in the mission world!
There are also some great things happening here in Bath! We have been finding many people to teach and that seem so ready for this gospel.
We really are seeing miracles happen here in bath, plus the weather is so nice outside right now it"s 27 degrees and it feels so good! talk about a heat wave! ;) We are loving it! Elder Gibby is a stud! and I really am so happy to work with him I am learning a lot from him!
Hurrah for Israel!
Elder Todd Houghton