Elder DeFreeze, one of the missionaries serving in our ward.
He quoted from a fortune cookie that they had seen recently. "Happiness is not a destination, but a journey." Not exactly an authoritative resource, but still something worth thinking about.
Sister Simmons, wife of the president of the Indiana Indianapolis mission.
She related how she talked to the apostle Elder Oaks before they started serving their mission. She wanted council on how they could be a good mission president and wife of a mission president. His response was, "Just love them."
"My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 228–29
He spoke about opposition. He related how butterflies emerge underdeveloped and weak if they are helped to get out of their cocoon.
He also talked about how some people you meet are not willing to change their life for the better. This does not mean we give up hope for them. Those that were not ready yesterday may be ready tomorrow. A wedding, a death, the birth of a child or some other life changing event may soften their heart and make them begin to ponder the direction their life is taking.
The unjust judge. Always pray that the Lord will give us our righteous desires.
It is hard to get into trouble if you are praying throughout the day.
Joint Priesthood and RS Meeting
The missionaries talked to us about missionary work.
As part of the ward mission plan they talked about having family mission plans. Just like the gospel works from the family and individual level so does missionary work. Making plans for ourselves and our families that coincided with the ward's plan probably makes a lot of sense.