Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Unusual District Meetings

As we to usually do on Tuesdays, we attended two district meetings today.  However, unbeknownst to us, two weeks ago, the zone leaders of the two districts had asked some companionships to leave the meetings because they had failed to keep some commitments that all of the missionaries had made.  The ZLs were apparently trying to motivate the missionaries.  They may have done this, but they also caused some strife and turmoil.

To perhaps mollify some ill will, the ZLs conducted a discussion of what they could do to improve.  Needless to say, there were many suggestions made by the other missionaries!  I believe that the Zone Leaders were trying to help the other missionaries grow and improve.  However, the other missionaries felt that the ZLs were just trying to improve their statistics.  One of the issues that was highlighted from the discussion was a need to better communication.  Following the two meetings, I met with the ZLs and tried to explain there are many ways to motivate people.  "Tough Love" might work with some people but not others.

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