Wednesday, June 26, 2013

July Presidency Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Thank  you for the work you do in Primary.  We pray daily for your health, strength, efforts, and lives as you serve the children of our stake.

This month was an historic broadcast as members all around the world viewed the "largest zone conference ever," said Elder Holland.  While it revolved around missionary work, we were told we need to apply the information and "USE" principles to help progress the gospel on the Earth.  The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve reminded us that the "Work of Salvation" was our greatest and most important calling.  Part of that great work is "help(ing) Church members grow in their testimonies of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the restored gospel."  The handbook goes on to say, "The purposes of Primary are to help children:  1.  Fell Heavenly Father's love for them.  2.  Learn and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ.  3.  Feel and recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost.  4.  Prepare to make and keep sacred covenants...Primary leaders, and Primary teachers support but do not replace parents in this responsibility" (Handbook, 2012, p. 88). 

July's Sharing Time revolves around the importance of Family in Heavenly Father's Plan.  Are there families your could influence through your primary callings this month?  Are there families your could pray for; families your could invite to primary; or families that could use extra love, support, or service?  As your Ward Primary prepares for the month of July, prayerfully consider how families could be touched through your service to come to Christ.  Elder L. Tom Perry promised us that an invitation "born of love" will never be seen as offensive, so fear not to open your mouths.  Please remember, however, as you teach to be sensitive to children who live in homes that may not have two parents, as well as inactive or part-member individuals that live within their home. 

Again, thank you for all you do!  May the Lord bless your lives and homes, we pray!

11 Year Old Scout Camp COMING!

Put the 11 Year Old Scout Camp on your calendars:  9-10 Aug, 2013!

Elk Flat Campground

More updates to come!