Sunday, August 26, 2012

Presidency Message Sept. Love is the KEY

The Sharing Time Theme for Sept. is "The Ten Commandments Teach me to Love God and His Children."  The BEST way to teach anyone about love is to model it as YOU love THEM.  The Sharing Time Outline reminds us of this when it says, "Look for opportunities to show love to each child.  As you show love for those you teach, they become more receptive to the Spirit and more enthusiastic about learning (TNGC, 31)."  Your example to the children is the best teaching tool you have.  It is the way the Savior taught us.  It is the way our prophet, Thomas S. Monson, has taught us by example and word when he said, "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."  Remember, at a time when a child may seem difficult, is probably the time they need your love most of all.  Jeffrey R. Holland gives us hope when he said, "If those (students) are unresponsive, maybe you can't teach them yet, but you can love them.  And if you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow."  LOVE is the key.  As we love them, they will feel the love of our Father and our Savior, and want to keep his commandments.  Thank you for all the love you show the children of our stake!

Sept. Activity Calendar

Sept. 1 - Stake Baptism 2:00 pm
Sept. 6 - Round Table 6:00 pm
              BSA District Meeting 7:00 pm
Sept. 15 - Pennies by the Inch
Sept. 23 - McGill Ward Sacrament Meeting
                 3rd Ward Sacrament Meeting
Sept. 29 - 2nd Ward Baptism 2:00 pm
                Relief Society Social 4:00 pm
                Relief Society Conference 6:00 pm
Oct. 6-7 - General Conference
Oct. 13 - Stake Activity Day 10-12
Oct. 14 - 1st Ward Sacrament Meeting
Oct. 28 - 2nd Ward Sacrament Meeting
Nov. 11 - Auxiliary Training Meeting 6:00 pm
Nov. 18 - Lund Ward Sacrament Meeting

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Piano needed

Sister LeeAnn Terry,of the Garrison Branch, is looking for a piano so she can learn the primary songs at home.  If anyone know of an available one, please call her at 435-855-2155.  THANKS

Update on Teacher Training

WOW, this meeting was a ray of sunshine for anyone who came.  Just one quote to let you know how the CES and General Authorities feel about your service.  This is from Elder Boyd K. Packer, Senior member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles.

"The attributes which it has been my choice privilege to recognize in you brethren and sisters over (the) years are no more nor less than the image of the Master Teacher showing through.  I believe that to the degree you perform, according to the challenge and charge which you have, the image of Christ does become engraved upon your countenances.  And for all practical purposes, in that classroom at that time and in that expression and with that inspiration, you are He and He is you."

From a prophet of the Lord.  Thank you!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Presidency Message: Advocates for God's Little Children

Primary workers, thank you for all you do in serving the Lord's littlest children.  As we have visited, we see the dedication and love that you serve with.  Please take the time to reread Chapter 3 of the Handbook which teaches us to minister to others.  3.2.3 ""Like the Savior, leaders seek to minister to individuals and families, both spiritually and temporally.  They care about each person, not just about managing an organization....remember their over them...strengthen their faith 'one by one' as the Savior did."  You have been given a sacred responsibility to watch over the most precious, pure, and defenseless of his children on Earth.  Be the advocate for this young children the Savior would be.

In 3 Nephi 17:24 the Lord ministered to the little ones and called down angels to help minister.  "And they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they can down and encircles those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angles did minister unto them."  Today, as the Savior himself can not be here with us, he has called you to be those angles to minister to his precious ones.  We appreciate you.  We realize the magnitude of your chosen calling, and are grateful for your service.  May God bless you, your homes, and your primary.

August Calendar

11 - Stake Teacher Training - 9 am to 3 pm
12 - Garrison Branch visit - 9 am  
22 - Teachers back to school