My new motto: "Work hard, pray hard, sleep hard." Thank you for closing your email in such a diligent fashion. I appreciate your expectations of me. I believe that if no one expects anything from people then they don't feel motivated to do anything. I am grateful for the knowledge that we have a heavenly Father who expects us and knows that we have the ability to prove ourselves worthy to return home.
One of my favorite talks was brother McConkie, who you referenced in your email: he reminded us that "God speaks". I loved his exhortation to become personally converted and strengthen our personal testimonies of the gospel. For, when we are prepared then the Spirit can direct us in ways that we do not expect.
Thank you for the package, I have been trying to eat better. I put your letter where you said to stay away from dairy and processed foods next to the creamy package of Dove chocolates that you sent me :-) I haven't eaten any chocolates.
Our investigators are happy and they are reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. I have been doing the same. This week I will especially work har, pray hard and sleep hard! I hope everyone will do the same!