Sunday, August 2, 2009

Never Say No

We always talk about the fact that Heavenly Father in in charge and gives us the things we need. Sometimes they are things we think are fun and sometimes things we dread. The big kicker is to really believe that whatever comes our way is for our growth and happiness- despite our initial thoughts or feelings.

It's been almost a year since I was called to be the YW President. Wow, has time flown. The last big "first" was this past weekend. Our ward held a youth conference at Snow College in Ephraim, UT. It was so much fun! We played water games, participated on a ropes course, played Ultimate Frisbee, cleaned fire trucks for the city, listened to some great talks, hiked in a cobblestone canyon, and had very little sleep. A perfect mix with some pretty amazing people.

I think back to a year ago and how nervous I was to work with a bunch of girls I didn't know. Some experiences have been painful, but most have been incredible. How grateful I am that I didn't rob myself of these great experiences memories by thinking I was smarter than my Father. He really does know what He's doing.


Kelly said...

I clicked on your picture to make it a little bigger, and you look so happy in this shot. I love it! Blessed girls to have you.

trublubyu said...

it sounds like heavenly father knew what he was doing when he put you in that position. i am sure that your young women are being blessed by your service and you are impacting and changing lives.

so, i just got called to be in the stake yw pres and we are in the midst of planning a multi-stake youth conference. what were some of your activities/ speakers, etc. do you have any great ideas to pass along? our theme is 1timothy 4:12.

Mom O' Nine said...

I think the Young Women's president is truly chosen of God. The sacrifice of time is unreal, and she has to be a person with a filled to the brim spritual cup. I can't think of a better sister, except for Breezy's Young Women's pres and leaders. (And the other Young Women's presidents.....kuddos to anyone that takes on that challenging, but wonderful job.) Happy Anniversary, too!

Lisa W said...

Thanks for your post. I just got a new calling that is definitely out of my comfort zone. Scouting and Duty to God Advancement chairperson. So, technially, I have a calling in the Young Men's organization. I'm counting on the fact that Heavenly Father know what He's doing with me!