Our conference was very spiritual as well as informative. Elder Gibbons, from the Area Presidency spoke to us about being missionaries first and to remember that we are disciples of Christ. He also told us that there are 87 couples serving in the Europe East Area.
Elder David Stapley, Europe East Director of Temporal Affairs, spoke and quoted Bishop Edgley who said that half of all humanitarian couples serve in the Europe East Area. He told us of things we need to be doing in order to be more effective as humanitarian missionaries. The goals of the Area Presidency are to strengthen welfare principles, strengthen marriage and families, and extending good will to those in need.
It was wonderful to hear the counsel of these brethren which helps us and strengthens us in our calling as humanitarian missionaries in this area of the world!!
On Friday afternoon, we went sightseeing which was a real treat for all of us!!
This is Elder and Sister Ireland who have been our Area Welfare Specialists and will be leaving on Monday to go home to South Dakota. What wonderful friends they have become!! We will surely miss them!!
What a great time we had in Yerevan meeting wonderful people and renewing our friendship with others! Serving this mission continues to bless us with so many wonderful experiences!
How blessed we are to be able to serve the Lord in our calling as humanitarian missionaries!
Elder and Sister Welling