Elder Hallstrom told us to focus on what was most important even if we had to sacrifice some things that were good. We must continue to refine our lives. Hastening the work of salvation includes member missionary work, activation, temple work, teaching the gospel. They aren't in competition. It isn't running faster it is focusing on the what is most important. Hasten the work is happening we have gone from 57,00 missionaries to 88,000 after the announcement of younger missionaries and is settling in at about 75,000. One fourth of the missionaries are sister. The work is hastening in temple work. When he was born there were 8 temples now there is 148. Family history work has gone from writing letters to billions of records available to us. In a world of busyness we must not lose sight of want is most important. Those things that are most important involve covenants. We were hoping to talk to Elder Hallstrum but no way. We have several tie to him. He was in the stake presidency in Hawaii when I was on my mission there. His father was the branch president of the branch I served in for 13 months. Our good friends Art and Kathy Jo McKinley, Elder Hallstrom is Kathy Jo's brother.
We worked all day on our lessons for next week. We have got to get two lessons so we can play with Justin's family this coming week.