As a mission we are preparing for Elder Foster who will tour our mission on December 10th and 11th. We are seeking personal purification. We are reading three talks that Elder Foster suggested we read, "So Where Did You Put the Tigers" by Elder Brad Foster , "His Grace is Sufficient" by Brad Wilcox, and "The Gift of Grace" by President Uchtdorf. President has also asked that we all have a question to ask Elder Foster so that when he asks every hand will be raised. I am looking forward to the training. I have enjoyed Elder Foster's General Conference insights as well as when we have met with him.
Christmas is a wonderful time to be a missionary. Sharing the Christmas Initiative is a powerful opportunity. I hope you all get on Christmas.mormon.org. and then figure out with the Lord how to share it with others. The animated video has really touched my soul. It captured why Christmas is important to me.
On the 21st of December we will have a mission-wide zone conference. We have rented a bus from the Tulsa area and from the Springfield Area that will help bring the missionaries to Bentonville. The day will consist of training, a Christmas program put on by the missionaries, service, a meal, and enjoying each other. As a side note, in selecting your Christmas gifts please be conscious of companions. Personally I am excited for our chance to be together.