As part of my goals for the new year, I have decided to study one new Christlike attribute per month and record in a journal every day what I learned that day, how I saw that Christlike attribute in someone else, and how I saw it in myself. This month is FAITH (because everything begins with faith) and it has already been enlightening. Just yesterday I learned that true faith isn't contingent on results... In other words, having faith means having a belief and a hope that is independent of the outcome of a situation. If I really have faith in the conversion process, then I believe that the process will work for all of our investigators... regardless of whether or not they actually accept and become converted to the gospel in the end. If that makes sense. So basically, I just want to say that I do have faith in the conversion process. Not necessarily because I have seen it in others yet, but because I have seen it in myself!!! I know that the gospel - especially repentance through the Atonement of Jesus Christ - can and does change us for the better, if we let it!
It's been a whirlwind week but I don't know what else to tell you! Hope you are all setting some great goals! As for me, I'm calling 2016 "The Year of the Harvest." (My companion came up with that but I think it fits perfectly!)
Have a great week!