Sunday, September 21, 2008

A "Filling" Sacrament Meeting...

What a great Sabbath we had today! The talks that were given really were an answer to my prayers, and I would like to share some of the messages that stood out to me today...

First off, I would like to say how grateful I am for the talks on keeping the Sabbath holy. Surely this is something I need to work on, as I have trouble at times directing my work and things I do in my spare time on the weekends to that of a more spiritual nature. It really is important that we allow ourselves to be filled with the things of God on that day, for it will make our days that much better in the week to come. I know that as I have gone to church, and sought to observe the Sabbath even after sacrament meeting, I have been blessed with a greater understanding of

the Gospel and the talks that were given.

Secondly, I was deeply affected by the bishop's counsel on preparing ourselves and all senses, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Truly he is a man who is inspired of God, and we are blessed to have his love and direction for us. The recent calamities in Texas and distresses in the economy should truly direct us to the revelations of the Lord and let us know that the day of judgement truly is at hand! It is so evident that it would be foolish not to see such things. However, it does not have to be a negative thing. Rather, we should be filled with hope and security if we can but prepare and get our houses in order so that when the Savior comes, we can say that we have fulfilled our time here on earth.

Lastly, the talk Brother Tew gave on the fruits and gifts of the Spirit was very inspiring, and I think quite important to us as youth as well as members at large. In these trying times we should seek even more to cultivate those gifts we are given and reap the fruit and benefits of having the Spirit with us at all times.

I would like to welcome into our ward a new face, even Mike! It is a blessing to have you, and on behalf of the ward I wish you all the best in your journey. I hope that you can come to enjoy and love our little ward in Georgetown. I know that I wouldn't want to be any other place in the world than with those Saints.

As President Henry B. Eyring has counseled in his most recent adress, may we all be one with each other and in our purpose. The Lord is just waiting to bless us if we will but submit to His will for us.

God Bless, and have a great week to all!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hey Everyone!

Be sure to check out the Georgetown YM Blog for upcoming events and a nice little calendar!
There is quite a bit coming up, what with the first SYC meeting, activity, and a fireside!

Oh, and stop by Little Ceasars sometime and say hi to me and Angie! Or even Jared!
Their pizza is great :D

Sunday, September 7, 2008

MIssionary work is thriving!

It has been so great to walk into the Gospel Principles class and see a steadily growing number of new faces there! There had to be almost 20 today in our ward! I am just so grateful for having both the Elders and the sister missionaries in our ward...they are so intelligent and strong in the gospel, and I can feel the Spirit as I go and teach with them. I am also grateful for the ward focusing on missionary work, and the hightened spirit that has come as a result. It has been so great to see more investigators coming into the Church, and I look forward to attending Bernie's baptism soon!

Also, on a side note, I would just like to express my gratitude to my Heavenly Father for all the many wonderful blessings I have recieved from him this past week, and since joining His Church in general...
Because of the people I know in the ward, I have been able to finally start my first job at Little Ceasear's under the direction of such great leaders as Brother Beal. I also have felt an increased Spirit as I have read in the Book of Mormon more regularly and attended my first year of Seminary. It is so great to be constantly strengthened before I start my school day.
The oppurtunities I now have to help the missionaries has been an eye-opener for me and will no doubt help me to prepare for my own mission. The Lord surely has answered my prayers in that regard.
Finally, he has given me the oppurtunity to grow through responsibility. With the increased amount of schoolwork I have taken on this year as a result of senior classes, and my new 'calling'
as a representative of the Stake Youth Committee, I have been lead to start managing my time more effectively, and learning what it means to start being more of a leader. I only hope that I can serve the Lord and His children to my fullest capacities.

God Bless all of you in the ward, and all who read this blog!

P.S. Special thanks to Andy Capener, who was just released from the Young Mens Presidency. Your time and devotion has not gone unnoticed, and is so very appreciated. I look forward to many more days with you and your family in the ward.