Dear family and friends,
We had a great week full of ministering to missionaries. I realize that ministering is the most influential aspect of leadership. It is so important to delegate and help missionaries to help themselves, that means showing the example then letting them do it. From my experience and a few others these things are what separates the great leaders from good.
We went on 3 separate exchanges this last week and we have been able to more fully understand many of the missionaries and help them know "how". "When you know what to do and you do what you know, you become different".
I have also learned many things from them on how to be a better leader and earn others' trust faster; such as, asking for their advice or addressing problems in the mission and giving them the opportunity to help you; this instills and reinforces equality, trust and love.
It is a blessing to come back to our area after so much time out and see that investigators are keeping commitments and many came to church. Elder Jowers and I are very blessed. The list is endless of things to think about and change for myself and the Mission.
I have never received so much personal revelation for myself and others in such a short period of time. It is an incredibly simple process that we often hear (pray,diligently study the scriptures with prayer and questions in mind, and attend church) , yet on such a deep level tailored to our needs and those whom we study for.
We have a big week coming up with many meetings and specific changes to be planned and prepared for. There is always so much to change and doing so while maintaining the divine attribute of gratitude. As a leader It's about thinking 5 steps ahead while enjoying the present.
Along with personal revelation, I have never progressed this much in such a short amount of time. I am learning so many things everyday that are given and magnified through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, as I act and then I get to share it with others. We see so many miracles daily. So many lives are changed and influenced for the better. This truly is the greatest work. I love these people my companion and the Lord. This is true happiness.
P.S. Sorry for the length and vagueness of my emails lately. I will write longer, detailed emails when I am not an assistant.
Love Elder Lunt
To the missionaries:
Dear Elders and Sisters,
"Your greatest work: your most important creation is and will ever be you". This simple declaration of eternal progression continually transpired itself through out last General Conference.
Through the doctrine of repentance and the principle of accountability we become aware of what we need to improve. So how do we close that gap of what we know and hear so often and what we are and becoming? How do we become that missionary we dream of? How do we just do it?
In these verses, as you keep or replace the word fear with what it is it that limits you and the word love with what it is you desire, the solution independently stands, thus seeing the reasons may be many; however, the solution is one; faith in Jesus Christ, which will manifested by the love we have for him. As we are more concerned with the will of the Lord, the will of man dissolves all together. We are empowered. We qualify for the grace of God. We act, do and become.
Elders Lunt & Jowers