Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Projects in the Works
We are finding that the literacy program is helping several people and opening doors for opportunities to teach the gospel. Sister Shumway has been asked by the District Church Education System Director to type up a summary of how she has converted the phonics and concepts of each Church literacy lesson into Power Point Presentations that are easy to teach.
President Marriott, of the Alice Springs Branch, assigned the District to work on a series of three DVDs in which the basic gospel lessons are taught in English as well as Aboriginal language. These DVD’s will be sent “out bush” to help new members and investigators continue to learn about the gospel when the missionaries are not readily available. This project is somewhat above Elder Shumway’s intellectual capacities, but thank goodness, Sister Shumway and a couple of the other missionaries seem to know what they are doing, and the work continues to march forward. It will be a busy month. We are grateful for this opportunity and constantly feel the Lord’s spirit and direction.