Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Young women's talk

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Katie Knight ask me a month ago to talk to the 2nd ward's young women about being modest. It was to be on the 29th of March.  I had made another power point and David Brown helped me again.
I wore a shirt and sweater because the Young Women's Presidency ask the girls to be dressed up in their Sunday best. They would be doing a photo shot and wanted the girls to look their best. When I arrived they hadn't prepared anyplace for me to stand to give my talk. So I gather some tables and they gave me a table cloth to put on it.  I went to the relief society room and got the mike so everyone could hear my talk.  Katie Knight who was a councilor was in levies and I ask her why she was and she said because she has to take down everything and didn't want to get her dress dirty. She knew she had made a wrong decision  but her house is too far away to go home and change.  The other councilor came a little late and she was in pants also and had her little daughter with her. The president was busy doing something and never arrived until my talk was over.  All the girls came with nicely dressed modest cloths but two of them.  Their hair was curled and they looked awesome for their pictures. Katie Knight's daughter showed up a little late and by the time the girls got there is was 20 minutes past the time to start at 7:00 pm. It was a totally different feeling than when I gave my talk to the 8th Ward.  I did feel like the girls listened to me but after only two young women told me how good my talk was.    Katie did bring me a small gift to thank me for speaking to the girls.  I felt like the spirit was helping with the talk and I have noticed at Sundays that the girls are modest in their dress. I encouraged them to come to the Temple and do baptisms because the Lord wants them there. They are coming in May to do Baptism and I hope they will feel the spirit that is in the temple.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My talk in 8th Ward.

21 March 2017

Tuesday night I went and talked to the 8th ward Relief Society's Birthday party.  I spoke on "Covenant Keeping women."  This is one quote that I gave that I love.

   I don't want to drive up to the pearly
gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully,
      tailored clothes, my hair expertly
coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured
     fingernails.  I want to drive up in a
         station wagon that has mud on
the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with grass stains on my
      shoes from mowing Sisters Schenk's lawn.  I
         want to be there with a smudge of
peanut butter on my skirt from
    making sandwiches for a sick neighbors
children.   I want to be there with a little dirt
   under my fingernails from helping to
weed someone's garden.  I want to be there
     with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks
and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
      I want the Lord to know I was
        really here and that I REALLY LIVED.
                                 -Marjorie Hinkley-

The sisters said they really enjoyed my talk and I hope they felt the spirit that I felt as I gave the talk.  I was their special speaker representing the Temple Presidency and most of the 8th ward knew me. It was good because at the end of May I will be moving into our new home which will be in that ward. It was good for me to meet the sisters early and I felt so loved  by all of them.  David Brown was awesome to help me get my Power Point  ready on the TV screen. It turned out to be a beautiful night thanks to every ones help.