Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hurray for Zone Conferences!

We began up in Whangarei with the Whangarei/Kaikohe Elders and Sisters!
Preparing the meal for the Elders and Sisters the following day at Manukau Stake Centre were from Tamaki Stake!
They fed Elders and Sisters from Henderson/Harbour Zone, Mt. Roskill Zone, and Manukau Zone!
Do you get the idea that it was very cold that day!?!

Thank you for the delicious and plentiful meal Tamaki Stake!
We then travel to Hamilton for the Glenview, Hamilton, Templeview, Tauranga/Rotorua and Gisborne Zones!
These missionaries are always spoiled by the expert food production of "Missionary Mums" from the Glenview Stake!
Don't you just love how they decorate!
They even create cute handouts with candy and some kind of spiritual message to go along with our conference!
This time it was about the word being like a sword!
Worked in perfectly!

Well fed and ready for more inspiration!
This is such a fun process to watch! These island sisters know how to put on a "feed"! The missionaries know how to respond! These missionaries are from the Panmure/Waterview Zone, Tamaki Zone and Manurewa/Papakura Zone!
They absolutely love these meals where they can just graze and take all they want!

It took all these to prepare and serve the meal! The adorable thing about it was that they were thanking us when it was over---for the opportunity to feed the missionaries! You just gotta love it!
As you can see, the missionaries do just that---they love it!
And they are good at it!

Left to right: Elders Rehak, Jolliffe, Fanguna, Kauhenga, Gardner and Sister Alatini!
Missionaries love taking pictures together!
All the missionaries who hadn't written on the mission tablecloth, hurried to get their names in permanent marker as part of NZAM--serving under President Porter! It will be a great thing for us to bring to reunions and reminisce over the good ole' days!

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