...to the brand new blog of the Belgium/Netherlands Mission, straight from the mission office up in Leiden, the Netherlands!!!
President and Sister Bunnell would like to keep parents, friends and other interested people up to date by means of this blog of all the goings on of the mission, including photos of conferences, news of transfers and other noteworthy events and happenings.
MISSION LEADER COUNCIL
Mission Leader Council last Friday
Last week on Friday, Mission Leader Council was held at the Mission Home. Every month, all the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders meet to receive instruction from and council with President and Sister Bunnell and the Assistants in addition to various guest speakers, in this case President Scheltinga of the Den Haag stake.
And here a picture of several missionaries at the Temple
"It was pure joy to see you all in the temple! We are grateful you had revelatory experiences and that you came away strengthened and refreshed. Thanks to the Assistants, Zone Leaders and Senior Couples for doing all the preparation for the visit and seeing that everything went smoothly. And thanks to them and the Office Elders for making the Zone Conferences successful. We are grateful to those who provided the inspiring music and taught us about planning, stretching ourselves, travel contacting and a special thanks to Hans Noot for the cultural training." - President Bunnell
But the mission could do even better. And thus, the standard was raised to 23 hours per week. And for the first time since hours were measured, the average throughout the mission was significantly above 22 and almost at 23 hours. The number of companionships attaining 23 hours reached 44 this last week (plus an additional 15 companionships that attained over 20 hours). It is remarkable to see the enthusiasm and determination with which the missionaries have accepted this heightened challenge.
Here is an excerpt of President Bunnell's encouragement to the missionaries: "The results of these hours have been outstanding. We anticipate increased baptisms and rescues of less-actives as a result of your dedication. Over and over again, your letters show you have had an increase in happiness in the work because you are planning and working with more zeal."
NEW SENIOR COUPLE
Elder and Sister Hill and Elder Robison
We welcomed a new Senior Couple to the mission a few weeks ago. Elder and Sister Hill will serve temporarily in Eindhoven until November when they will replace Elder and Sister Kleyn in Deventer. Elder Hill served in Leiden 50 years ago and had the opportunity to visit the ward there on the 11th, a Sunday and their second day in the land.
See below a brief overview of past events...