We learn from the 4th article of faith that “the first principle…of the gospel are faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.” With that in mind I think it is appropriate that Faith is the first value in Personal Progress.
The little saying for Faith is, “I am a daughter of Heavenly Father, who loves me. I have faith in His eternal plan, which centres on Jesus Christ, my Saviour.”
That is exactly what you will learn as you go through faith. It may not seem like this value is centred on the plan of salvation, but it is.
In the plan of salvation we came to earth to learn how to become like our Heavenly Father. He knew we would make mistakes and needed a way to correct them, so He provided a way through the Atonement. The only way this Atonement could properly work is if a perfect being could help us. Jesus Christ is that perfect being. Through faith in Him we accept His Atonement and gain a remission of our sins. Through faith in Him we are able to progress through life and do the things Heavenly Father has asked us to do.
In the value Faith you will learn more about that. You will also learn to strengthen your relationship with Christ and why it is we need Him as our Saviour.
Values 1 and 2 teach you what faith is and how to develop it.
Value 3 teaches you how faith can help you with other gospel principles. Then you are asked to share what you learned.
Values 4 and 7 are a continuation of value 3 and teach you how to apply faith into the commandments.
Value 5 teaches you about the Atonement.
Value 6 teaches you about the plan of salvation.
Even though you may not start your Faith project right now, start thinking of one. Some suggestions in the Personal Progress booklet are memories “The Living Christ,” plant a garden, and write a story about faith. Whatever it is, keep the focus of the Saviour. What can you do to gain a stronger testimony of Him, appreciate the Atonement more, or build a better relationship with Him?