I recently received a new church calling and have finally started to chill out enough about it that I can blog about it! I was called as the 2nd Counselor in the Young Women's presidency...daunting, right? I've got to admit that the thought of serving in the young women's organization has always scared me. I think I just remember how much it meant to me, and how much my leaders meant to me, that I'm afraid I couldn't ever be that to someone. I'm still not sure that I can be, but I am definitely willing to try. I am excited for the opportunity no matter how scared I am, and I'm excited about those that I will get to work with. I have been so fortunate to learn from 3 wonderful examples for the past 2 years of how a memeber in a presidency should act and only hope I can come close to following their examples.
I forget sometimes how fortunate those of us serving here in Utah are. We have so many resources and opportunities available. Today our presidency went downtown to a leadership training meeting and were blessed to hear from Sister Dalton and her counselors. Sister Dalton is amazing. I came away from that meeting finally feeling like I was where I should be. She assured us that we have been prepared to serve at this time and that we are called of God. She encouraged us to help the young women of the world, "return to virtue". She spoke of our girls needing to be refined and I think Sister Dalton seems the perfect example of class and refinement.
I'm excited for the Personal Progress program and the new tools they will be implementing shortly online. I really hope that I will be able to participate in these activites and encourage these young girls to complete theirs.
I also have the cutest new ladies joining my Beehives this year!!! I am so thrilled to have them join the already great girls in there and can't wait to see their enthusiasm and excitement about being in the YW program. I think all primary girls look forward to that day. I remember shortly before Tay's birthday this year she informed me that she had only "1 year and 5 days," until she would be in YW. How cute is that?
Alright, done with my nervous rambling other than I love the Mutual Theme for the year: "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee, withersoever thou goest." (Joshua 1:9) What encouragement for the young people of the world!