We spoke in our ward on January 18. Our assignment was to speak on "strengthen our testimony and deepening our conversion". We were surrounded by our ward family, our children and grandchildren who live in Utah, as well as friends and family from Morgan, Box Elder, Montpelier and Montana.
A key "take away" came through a quote from Elder David a. Bednar that we both referenced in our talk. "Knowing that the Gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the Gospel is the essence of conversion." We both know that the Gospel is true and serving our Savior during a full-time mission is another step in our efforts at obtaining a true conversion.