Friday, February 28, 2014

New Beginnings

I am a counselor in the Young Women's presidency at my church-The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It is an organization for young women ages 12-18.  In young women's they participate in activities, service projects and learn new skills--all to develop and strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ. Also it's to help them prepare and enter adulthood, and ultimately go to the temple and endure faithfully. Every year the youth program in our church has a theme.  This year it's "Come Unto Christ".  For New Beginnings the new young women that will join us when they turn 12 were spotlighted, and keeping in mind the new theme, our particular theme for that night was diamonds in the rough.  We learned how diamonds are created--with incredible amounts of heat and pressure. With all the heat and pressure of our lives, if we come unto Christ and apply his teachings, those things will shape us into the women Heavenly Father wants us to be.  It was a great night and I really enjoyed feeling the spirit and being with the young women, their family members, and the other leaders.

I snapped a couple of pictures with my phone.  This one was super quick, thus extra blurry, of the table up front.
Feb 19 2014 New Beginnings (2)

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Beth made these awesome Oreo cupcakes.  So delicious!  She brought some cute dishes and a cupcake holder to display them.  I found the cute napkins at Target...on sale too!
Feb 19 2014 New Beginnings

There are some exciting things happening in Young Women's this year.  We're doing a March Madness read-a-thon...reading the entire Book of Mormon in one month.  Also, the leaders are going to do personal progress with the young women.  I need to get started!  I looked over the Virture value last night and think I'll get started with that one since the "project" for Virture is reading the Book of Mormon.

1 comment:

Melissa S. said...

YES!!! The virtue project is definitely the one to start on, as it takes the longest!!! haha
Those girls are lucky to have you.