Sent Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Author: President Hansen
The Nine Things that the Berlin mission did to drastically increase the # of baptisms
1. Teach to Find
2. Always have Investigators pray in the first discussion
3. Always have a member present at the 2nd lesson through the 5th lesson
4. Baptismal Calendar—Let the Creation be a part of the Creation
5. ALWAYS ASK FOR REFERRALS/Invite everyone in the house to the lesson
6. Memorize a scripture for every principle in each Preach My Gospel Lesson
7. Book of Evidence Journal where we write down all of our spiritual experiences
8. One progress report per ward or branch (no matter how many missionaries) during ward council visits
9. Teach complete families when possible
TEACH TO FIND (Alma 10, 11, 12)—“Finding Must be the Most Fun of Your Missionary Work, You will have magnificent experiences when you find”—Elder Kopischke M1: Teach a Principle Ask a Q Testify M2: Testify Teach a Principle Ask a Q Testify Invite M1: Preach My Gospel 159: “Avoid the tendency to say things such as, do you have a few minutes that we could teach you a message about… rather develop the habit of immediately beginning to teach and testify as you meet people.”
Approaches: When they look at your name tag: Jesus Christ is the most important person in my life. How do you feel about Jesus Christ? I can see you don’t want to talk to me: I have the strongest feeling I need to talk to you. Where do you see your children in 10 years? If anyone asks what the difference is between your church and my church: Can I tell you a story? There was a man named Joseph… He wanted to know which church was true and one day he read James 1:5 and decided to do as James directs and ask God himself which church was true. If you would have read this what would you have done? Tell Joseph Smith story I have a message for YOU (Make it personal NOT general, ex. I teach people about Jesus Christ) Insights: We must be salvation oriented, NOT number oriented Fear Holds Us Back, We only improve when we EMBARRASS OURSELVES DAILY!!!
Perfect Love Casts out Fear, Daily Interactions Baptismal Invitations to services are the best finding tools! We must be a people who asks Questions so we can get answers. Go to every meeting with a question! A meeting is only valuable if we have a revelatory experience. Miracles happen when mind and heart are ready to receive (share this with your investigators and less actives) Ask Question the question, “If I would have invited myself in the way I had invited them would I have said yes?” People come because of what they feel, they continue to come because of what they continue to feel.
Elder Holland The Celestial Law of Obedience asks for referrals everyday with every contact, investigator and member; they follow up with their investigator every single day! Taking the sacrament is our time to feel acceptance, to feel God’s love At Members houses ask, “Can we have an investigator come over to your home?” or “Can you pray to help us find someone to teach in your home?” Call them every day to follow up! While eating “Can I share a spiritual experience I had today?” instead of waiting for the end to just share a scripture. When you teach your faith and testimony improve as nervousness goes other aspects of the principle comes to your heart. Ask investigators to reteach the principle to you! Assignments: 1. “Teach Your Missionaries to Talk to 10 People Every day independent of Tracting”—Elder Ballard 2. Ask Referrals From Everyone, Always ask who else can benefit from our message; Role play “How to’s” for asking referrals for comp study 3. 30 Minutes of Tracting Everyday
Elder Kopischke said about the Conference: “I have hardly experienced this much power in my 8 years as a general authority.” SOUTH AMERICA HERE WE COME!!!!!
If you have any Jewels we didn’t write down please send them to us and we will revise them!!!