Dear Elders and Sisters of the great NZAM,
Sister Lekias and I want to express our love for each of you and all you are doing in this great mission. We are grateful for the time we had last week to meet with each of you for zone conferences.
We felt the spirit as we met with you and felt of your desire to do what the Lord wants you to do. We discussed many things, including commitments, lesson plans, consecration and conversion. As we thought more about this conversion, our hearts are turned to the experience in 4th Nephi...see the verses below:
2 And it came to pass in NZAM, the ELDERS AND SISTERS were all CONVERTED unto the Lord, upon all the face of the land--NZ, both ELDERS and SISTERS, and there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every MISSIONARY did deal justly one with another.
3 And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift---TO SAVE SOULS.
5 And there were great and marvellous works wrought by the disciples of Jesus, ……..and all manner of miracles did they work among the children of men IN NZ; and in nothing did they work miracles save it were in the name of Jesus.
13 And it came to pass that there was no contention among all the people, in THE NZAM; butthere were mighty miracles wrought among the disciples of Jesus IN THE NZAM.
15 And it came to pass that there was no contention in the MISSION, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the MISSIONARIES.
16 And there were no LAZINESS, nor DISOBEDIENCE, nor DISHONESTY, nor COMPLAINING, nor LACK OF URGENCY, nor PRIDE, nor any manner of WASTING TIMEness; and surely there could not be a happier MISSIONARY among all the MISSIONARIES who had been created by the hand of God AND SENT TO THE NZAM…..
These verses (with a few changes here and there) ought to harrow up in our mind what we need toBECOME as individuals as companions and as a Mission to accomplish our task of saving at least 167 souls a month.
We are excited about our goal to be CONSECRATED...which will help us become more cantered on Christ and His Atonement...and ultimately become PMG missionaries. As a Mission...we have agreed to:
1. As at 1 March 2012---Eat dinner between the hours of 5pm and 6pm every day. This applies across the Mission and there are no exceptions. We can confirm that each Stake President has been advised and will be advising the Bishops....who in turn will advise the members. You can be confident, that by this time next week, each member in the mission (aside from those not attending church) will be aware of our new consecration goal. It's now up to us to have the right ATTITUDE and turn this goal into a wonderful blessing for the NZAM;
2. Mission Wide Book Of Mormon reading in 90 days. This also commences 1 March 2012. We look forward to hearing great experiences as you read at least 6 pages from the Book of Mormon daily;
3. Mission Wide Fast...Sunday, 4 March. Please prepare for the fast and pray for the NZAM so we can achieve our righteous desires.
We appreciate all you do Elders and Sisters. May the Lord continue to bless and prosper you as you Seek to be Obedient with exactness, become a PMG missionary and PBTW in all that you do..is our prayer.
President and Sister Lekias