Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Calling

I was recently called to serve in the Stake Relief Society Presidency as the Home, Family, Personal Preparedness Councilor. Our Stake boundaries are huge. The first Ward Conference I went to was 85 miles west of where I live. The second Ward conference is 125 miles east. We have another branch that is 135 miles away, so you can see I will be traveling a lot of miles for my calling. It gives me such a wonderful opportunity to visit with and get to know the sisters that I serve with in this calling.
We had a dinner for our sisters before the Woman’s Conference on Saturday evening. It was amazing to serve and visit with those dear sisters. Then to hear those amazing talks given in the woman’s conference, what a wonderful uplifting evening it was.
Sister Beck counseled us to increase our faith and personal righteousness, to strengthen unity in our homes. Our homes must be a refuge from the evils of the world. We need to be valiant in speaking out about the things that we know are true. We need to serve one another. We need to dedicate ourselves to temple worship and attendance, making it a priority in our lives and attending as often as possible.
Relief Society is the Lords organization for his daughters here on the earth. We must teach one another the gospel. As we all work together in this great organization we will accomplish extraordinary things in our homes, and communities as we prepare ourselves for the second coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.