Elder Russell M. Nelson, one of the Twelve Apostles, visited the Philippines and spoke to the missionaries in our mission.
I liked the part of his talk where he explained about repentance. The Elders preach repentance to people, and I didn't realize this; but he said repentance is not an event it's a process and that repentance is conversion and conversion is repentance. The two are tied together. Repentance is not just changing behavior, it's changing mindset, and knowledge, and behavior, and spirit and even becoming a new person. It's becoming like Christ.
He also talked about when things are hard or difficult. He said it's part of the plan. Life is supposed to be that way to make us stretch and grow.