Saturday, July 26, 2014

Training, Training, and More Training

Elder and Sister Nielson--nurse and mission I-pad specialist
 The Florida Orlando Missonaries have interviews with the Mission President 4 times a year--it takes 3 weeks 2 days a week to complete the interviews.  A group of missionaries meet at a church in their area and take turns having their interview while being trained. The trainers and President and Sister Berry drive from church building to church building  throughout the mission to meet the missionaries on their appointed time. The training this quarter is by Elder Bean, Sister Nielson, and a couple of sister missionaries who do i-pad training. Elder Doctor Bean’s training helps them prevent injuries while playing sports and biking--there are some specific safety guideline for missionaries to follow when playing sports, for instance: don’t keep score, don’t get too competitive, only play half court, and be aware of your surroundings. The mission nurse, Sister Nielson talks to them about their insurance cards, what to do in case of an accident, and adjusting to missionary life. Sisters Conant and Low do the I-pad training. The missionaries use I-pads to find investigators that might be interested in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. To keep herself occupied Sister Bean does family history and indexing during the training. Sister Berry ushers the missionaries into their interview.
Funny story: Elder Bean always wears a blue tooth to answer his cell phone. If the phone rings his response is always, "Answer" to activate the conversation. When Sisters Conant was doing her training Elder Bean was sitting in the front said "Answer" because his phone rang. He said it loud enough that it startled Sister Conant and she said, "I didn't ask you a question."
The I pad Geekettes--L-R Sister Low and Sister Conant
Elder Bean trains the missionaries to avoid sports injuries and biking accidents

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  1. I love your blog. Love the cute stories!

  2. Laughing so hard at the blue tooth story!!