Friday, February 3, 2012

A Sleeping Giant

Sister Julie B. Beck (BYU January 17, 2012
“Relief Societies are meant to be a safety and a refuge in these difficult days and to support and strengthen the identity, roles and responsibilities of HF’s daughters.

“What the Lord envisioned regarding RS has not yet been fully utilized. Many Relief Societies are at present much like sleeping giant waiting for you to breathe new life into them.

Inasmuch as the Lord chose to organize us in this way, it is important for us to seek for a greater understanding as to why we are thus organized and then to seek to fulfill the vision He has for us. Being part of the RS organization is a designation for a way of life.”

Are we a sleeping giant waiting for the breath of new life?
We taught, instructed, guided and reminded constantly

Do we understand Visiting Teaching? Is it a sleeping giant?

President Bednar (Increase in Learning)
“Understanding is the keystone that is erected upon the cornerstone of knowledge and precedes intelligence.”

Mosiah 12:27
Ye have not applied your heart to understanding; therefore, ye have not been wise”
Mosiah 2:9
Hearken unto me, and open your ears that ye may hear, and your hearts that ye may understand. And your minds that the mysteries of God may be unfolded to your view.

Open your ears, your hearts and your minds to VT

“the word understanding is described in the scriptures in relation to the heart”

Each of us as beloved daughters of God has a sacred responsibility that comes to us through our membership of this great RS organization.
It is time that we unleash the sleeping giant !!!!!!!!!

Comes from Prophet, Stake Presidency, Bishopric, Ward council and now to you.

The Bishop’s primary responsibility in our ward is the yourth!!!!!!!! It is not his responsibility to be concerned about individual needs of ward members.

This responsibility is going to be placed upon the shoulders of that person whos responsibility it has been. The watchcare of the sisters in our ward has always been will always be and is today the RS VT responsibility.

The purpose of RS is to help God’s children receive all they need to be able to return home to Him.
The motto of RS is Charity The pure love of God.

It is time for each one of us to wake up and fulfill our sacred responsibility for the watch care of that sister you are assigned to.

As the VT you care for and provide everything you can to assist, help teach that sister.
Compassionate Service leader – Sister Renee Anderson, Sister Toby Larson.
You come to me as President of the RS.

Lets not sleep any longer. Lets breath the life of charity into this Austin Ward RS.
We are a circle of sisterhood.
A circle of protection from the evils of the world
A circle of faith
A circle of trust
A circle of friendship
A circle of courage
A circle of comfort
A circle of nurturing
A circle of lifting
A circle of teaching
A circle of love
We are a sisterhood of Charity pure love of God as we share it with each other.