Thursday, April 27, 2017

WheRe's WAldO in EuReKA? YW Camp activity - Wed. MAY 10 - 6:15

WHeRe's WaldO in EuReKa?   

Girl's Camp Certification Activity
Wed. May 10 -  6:15 pm Eureka Church
BE ON TIME as we have LOTS to do!

(YCL's - remember to come EARLY)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wings to Fly......

We love President and Sister Hinckley. Their beautiful example of loving and learning set a path for us to follow in our own homes and families. As we each progress and grow - we do best when we're allowed the wings to fly...... One of my favorite messages from Sister Hinckley about her husband was this:

"From the very beginning he gave me space and let me fly."

President Hinckley said: I’ve tried to recognize my wife’s individuality, her personality, her desires, her background, her ambitions. Let her fly. Yes, let her fly! Let her develop her own talents. Let her do things her way. Get out of her way, and marvel at what she does.  -At Home With the Hinckley's - 2003
Sister Marjorie and President Gordon B. Hinckley
"In our old age my beloved companion said to me quietly one evening,

 'You have always given me wings to fly, 
and I have loved you for it'" 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Love God with ALL heart, might, mind, strength

ALL of our heart: “Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities”  The Great Commandment—Love the Lord

ALL of our might: Physical labor and diligent effort are required. Missionary work requires stamina and endurance. We serve when we attend to the needs of others, “such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally".

ALL of our mind: Our thoughts must be clean and pure, centered on the Savior. We have covenanted to always remember Him. We seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost through scripture study and prayer. As we align your thoughts, words, and actions with the mind and will of God, we recognize the needs of others and are worthy and ready to serve.

ALL of our strength: Strength is personal and can also indicate the influence we are in the world.
One way to obtain strength is to exercise faith in the Savior’s Atonement. We repent and sanctify ourselves through obedience to His commandments. We feel the Savior’s enabling power and witness miracles as we serve in the strength of the Lord.  

As we serve God with our whole soul, He promises that we will be cleansed from sin and prepared to stand before Him and receive His eternal glory. 

We show the Lord our love when we keep His commandments, serve in our home, strengthen our family, magnify our callings, reach out to those who need a friend, and find family names to take to the temple.  (Serving With Your Whole Soul) Click here to read more:

Do you love the Lord? - Spend time with Him. Meditate on His words. Take His yoke upon you. Seek to understand and obey, because “this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.” When we love the Lord, obedience ceases to be a burden. Obedience becomes a delight. When we love the Lord, we seek less for things that benefit us and turn our hearts toward things that will bless and uplift others. As our love for the Lord deepens, our minds and hearts become purified. We experience a “mighty change in … our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.  -The Great Commandment, Elder Wirthlin 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

About Eagles...

This is SO good. I thought you'd all want to read. It is such a beautiful message!

The Lord used the eagle to describe His relationship with His children.  In Exodus 19:4 He said, “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself”.

What do we learn about eagles?
The Lord cares so much about His children’s temporal and spiritual well-being.  In my quest to know why the Lord used the eagle to describe His relationship with us, His children, I decided to do a search on the eagle.  In my search, I learned that the eagle is a high flying bird.  It is not meant to be seen on a low level; its eggs are laid rocks and at the top of very high trees such as the “Iroko tree.”   When the eggs are hatched, the mother eagle provides warmth for the eaglets with its long and full wings; it brings food for the eaglets. This process continues and the eaglets enjoy the care and love of the mother eagle.

Mother eagle prepares young for independence
A time comes when the mother eagle feels that these beautiful creatures of God should begin to assume their status in life.  At this point in time, the mother eagle prunes all its full feathers with which it had provided warmth for the eaglets.  She stops bringing in food to the nest for the eaglets and finally scatters the nest so that there will no longer be a resting place for the eaglets. This process is described in Deuteronomy 32: 11: “As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings”.  

Learning to fly on their own
The mother eagle places the eaglets on her wings and flies high up – then suddenly dives, displacing the eaglets from her wings.  The eaglets struggle to fly and as they begin to drop down, just before they crash to the ground and become injured, the mother eagle stretches out her wings to receive them so that they do not crash.  This process of placing the eaglets on the mother eagle’s wings is repeated over and over until the eaglets become skillful in the act of flying, thus becoming what they are meant to be – high flying birds.  If the mother eagle failed to take this course of action, the eaglets would settle for a life of mediocrity; they would never have reached their heights in life.

As mortals, we receive this same nurturing care
Brothers and sisters, so it is with us as sons and daughters of God.  He loves us so much and cares about the affairs of our lives.  He allows trials and adversity in our lives which, when overcome, will help us to reach our own heights in life.  If we are not faced with our own share of these trials and adversities, we will not know how much love He has for us all.

The Lord is mindful of us:  He has a perfect plan for each and every one of His children.  Those moments of sorrow and hardship in our lives are actually designed for us to become sharpened, refined and better people.  As we learn to ask the Lord, in each of these situations, what lessons are to be learned, we would realize our potentials and come to a sure knowledge of His goodness in our lives.

I testify to you that the Lord would continue to bear us up as on eagle wings for us to reach our height in life.  In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Area Seventy
Africa West 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dear Young Women of the Goshen, Utah Stake

We are so thrilled to join with you this year for our 2017 Stake Girls Camp and can think of no greater joy than to be in nature with you (our sweet younger sisters that we love), to learn and grow together in feeling God's love and in appreciating the beautiful things He has provided for us.

We are sincerely seeking the Lord's guidance in your behalf and pray you will know and feel of it. We hope that it will be a wonderful camp this year and encourage you all to start preparing by pondering on our theme and scripture:

Theme: ' on Eagles' Wings' (D&C 124:18)

Scripture:  "...the FIRST and GREAT COMMANDMENT; ...Thou shalt LOVE the Lord thy God with ALL thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." Matthew 22:37-38

...they shall mount up with wings as eagles..... Isaiah 40:31

More information will be coming as we meet with your YCL's (youth camp leaders; two from each ward) and with the other leaders who will be planning camp. They are going to go to a LOT of work in your behalf so we hope you will support them, give them your ideas, and plan to come and enjoy the efforts of their labors.

We hope you will join with us on Aug. 8-11, 2017, at Camp Koholowo.
Stake Camp Leaders