I'm on a spiritual high and I never want to come down. It's been a while since I've been this happy and I love it. I feel an increased measure of the Spirit in my life and the love of the Savior is so easy to recognize right now. I have begun to understand a little more of how the saints in the Book of Mormon felt after hearing King Benjamin's sermon. They said, "the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent...has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually" (Mosiah 5:2). I feel closer to the Savior than I have in a long time, and it's wonderful to feel that He approves of the things I'm doing in my life.
The Single's Branch is fantastic this time around. There is a sense of unity developing. I can tell that we are beginning to really "hunger and thirst after righteousness" (Matt. 5:6). I know a real Zion community can and will emerge if we all sincerely do our best to make it so. We seem to have been able to eliminate cliques and create an environment in which everyone is welcome and testimonies are freely shared. There are still a few outliers and I hope everyone else will help me to bring them into the "fold." I have been able to rekindle old friendships and start new ones this year. I really feel like I've come home and I no longer wish I was back in Rexburg. This is where I'm supposed to be and I can do the most good here. I'm excited to start serving!