This week was such a good week. We had Mission Leadership Council, which was great, zone training, which was good, and Thanksgiving. Can't get much more than that in one week.
I think my favorite part about this week is what happened over the course of Mission Leadership Council and zone training in regards to faith. As the end of the year is approaching we have begun to prepare for next year regarding what our goals will be as a mission and as individuals. We have approached this topic multiple times and each time the feedback has been about the same. This time however we had a very interesting experience. We all came to the Council fasting and having prepared with studying the topic that had been given to us. As the conversation progressed we began to discuss our goals. It started out about the same as normal but then the conversation quickly changed as we truly began to focus on what it was the Lord wanted for his vineyard, especially in regards to how the gospel relates to the family. Immediately the spirit entered and testified to each one of us that our vision was too low. It was amazing to see how with each person you could immediately see their faith grow and their vision elevated to match that of the Saviors. Later in zone training's we saw the same thing happen with new and old missionaries a like as they put their faith in the Lord. I'm excited for what is coming in this mission. I truly know that the Lord is directing the work hear, just as he will direct each on of our lives if we let him.
Because of this I have been thinking a lot about faith. I love what President Monson said on this topic in this last conference about being an example of faith to those around us. He says:
I know that this promise is true, that with our faith firmly planted in him that we can face anything that comes our way. He will guide us and strengthen us and elevate our faith when we need it so that we may become more than who we think we are and do more than we think we can do.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!