Well what exciting news.. Saren's getting married, Elder Stephens can start putting the title on soon, and Sister Hancock is getting suited up for the big mission. It's also very exciting to hear that you've been making goals for the new years (especially related to missionary work). I've had such a testimony builder on how goals can effect us in our lives. For example....... In the fourth missionary that president has been having us read before all of our interviews coming up it talks a bit on making goals and i'll probably not quote it straight on so i'll have to send you guys a homework assignment to look it up online or somehow. But it's titled the Fourth Missionary.But anyways it talks of setting goals throughout it and it says something along the lines of "If you don't have goals you don't have a vision of who you want to become and therefore we subject ourselves to what our environment makes of us." For example we our not progressing to become what the lord wants us to be and we are not treating our future as important as it should be. Because when you come to read the talk (Which i would love to commit you to read and find somehow...... And read it with the intention of "The fourth Person/LDS) you will find out that our biggest work on this earth or project is US!!! What habits we decide to get, the knowledge we attain, and the people we become. Everything we do, the decisions we make are shaping us into who we are, who we will be, and how we're going to effect those around us. And if we don't set goals and have that vision we are basically saying I'll take what the world has to offer i'll become what the world says i should become. There is no foundation.There's also a difference between setting goals and being connected to our goals for example we can set a goal to have 5 investigators at church...... All this is is a number on a piece of paper. It's a number until you put forth the faith to arrive at your desired destination. And that faith requieres works as you all very well know and when we don't put forth the works, show the faith, and do all we can to arrive at our destination we may as well not even set that goal. And grant it there's going to be times throughout life we don't exactly hit the goals we're seeking or do the things we had had planned but at least we're giving ourselves a vision of what we want to do and who we want to become. I'd like to invite the family to find some time to make some goals this next week and connect yourselves to them. And make them to stretch yourselves. the lord's vision for us as we know in Moses 1;39. Is to inherit what he has for us. But as a coach has a vision for his players, or a father has a vision for his son...... The son's or player's cannot become the people that they have in mind if they don't follow the council or teachings of the coach or son. So i'd like to invite everyone to make goals in accordance to the vision that our father in heaven has for us as his sons and daughters and please report to me on them next week.