Sunday, October 28, 2012

November Presidency Message

Someone wise once said, "The most important word to anyone is their own name."  

In the Handbook it says that among the duties of Primary Leaders is to "learn the children's names and become familiar with their talents, interests, and challenges."  By doing this, it goes on to say, "They (can then) look for ways to strengthen children individually and help them participate in Primary."

The children of our day are choice spirits of our Heavenly Father who have been chosen to come at these trying times to prepare for our Savior's second coming.  Because of this, they will (and do) face extraordinary challenges you and I may not have faced and can not fully understand.  Primary may be one of the few safe harbors they have.  As we support their families (their first safe harbor) may we remember the great influence we can have for good in their lives.

However, another wise person once said, "They won't care how much you know until they know how much you care."  Getting to know them individually is a GREAT act of love.  As their teachers, Primary Presidency, Music Leaders, and more know their names and call them by name, they will feel loved .  Teaching no Greater Call teaches "As we show love for those we teach, they become more receptive to the Spirit" (p. 31).  That love generated will invite the Spirit more fully into your Primaries.

Thank you for all you do, the time and effort you put into your calling, and the love you show God's children.  We pray that the Lord will bless you and your homes for the sacrifices you give willingly.

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