A young man leaving this week to be a missionary in Canada spoke to us.
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
17 And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
"Having faith in Jesus Christ means relying completely on Him—trusting in His infinite power, intelligence, and love. It includes believing His teachings. It means believing that even though we do not understand all things, He does." (https://www.lds.org/topics/faith?lang=eng)
We need to ask God about our goals and ask him if each one is a worthy goal.
3 Nephi 3:20-21
20 Now the people said unto Gidgiddoni: Pray unto the Lord, and let us go up upon the mountains and into the wilderness, that we may fall upon the robbers and destroy them in their own lands.
21 But Gidgiddoni saith unto them: The Lord forbid; for if we should go up against them the Lord would deliver us into their hands; therefore we will prepare ourselves in the center of our lands, and we will gather all our armies together, and we will not go against them, but we will wait till they shall come against us; therefore as the Lord liveth, if we do this he will deliver them into our hands.
A high councilman spoke to us.
He spoke of conserving our spiritual water and appreciating having our spiritual water.
He asked: How deep is our well? Do we maintain our well. Do we make sure the water is clean?
We should help our home and visiting teaching families dig and maintain their spiritual wells.
The Lord will often push and pull and dig at us, because he needs it wells to be deep.
26 And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved.
A lot of the lesson was based on Living the Gospel Joyful by President Uchtdorf from October 2014 General Conference.
Thursday October 27 is our stake temple day.
Ezra Taft Benson chapter 19 about leadership.
Good leaders draw out various opinions and experiences to make the best decision.
Strong examples can be a great strength to people. Bad examples can be devastating.