Hey everyone! how was your week?
First off thanks for all the happy birthday emails and messages that you sent, it was a pretty good birthday!
This week has really been such a great week! It started on Tuesday. We had an MLC where we talked a lot about the mission and some of the struggles and problems that we have been having. It was such a good meeting. We talked a whole bunch about faith and also about having a good attitude and following the Lord's plan. Our mission actually got assigned by the Quorum of the Seventy to come up with a plan on how to increase baptisms. We created a plan on how our mission was going to move forward and get more baptisms. It was a great experience. It was like a big ward council. It worked out so well and I felt the spirit so strong as we all counseled together to move the mission forward. It was a great experience!
This week we also had a general authority visit the mission. Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife Ruth. It was great to have them here and to learn from them. They are both such amazing people and they a real spirit about them. It really strengthened my testimony of the leadership of the church. I know that God calls his leaders to guide his church and they will not lead us a stray.
So to share a few things that I learned and a few things that they shared. They talked about the sacrament and they said each and every Sunday we need to have a spiritual experience with the sacrament. If we do we will never go less active and we will always have a desire to be at church. It is so true, Do not take the sacrament for granted. It is an amazing blessing and each Sunday we need to feel the spirit as we partake.
They also talked about becoming a disciple of the Lord. They talked about how we need to decide right now if we will follow the Lord and be his true disciple. If we choose to be his disciple it will guide all of our other decisions. Disciples of the lord do not do the things of the world. I loved that so much! It is a decision that we need to make and then act on!
It was a great week in the mission this week! I hope you are all doing well back home. I love you all!
Have a great week!
Love Elder Farnsworth