Thursday, April 30, 2009

Youth Conference

This last weekend we had our Stake Youth Conference. It was quite amazing. We participated in the Special Olympics. We had over 230 kids that volunteered and they were great. The 14-15 yrs cheered at the soccer fields until after 1200 when they gave out their awards. While I was over there, we encouraged the kids to find out what the players names were so that they could cheer them on personally. They did and I think what they found out is that they are just like them, they have the same desires and dreams but with a few limitations. It was great to see them come out of their comfort zones and give truly of their selves. The special Olympics volunteers kept saying how much they really appreciated us there. They also said that they are having another one that is bigger in may and would love for us to come back. I think there might be some wards that might be going back. As a stake young women's presidency we really wanted for the kids to have a great experience. We wanted them to truly serve someone as the Saviour loved and served us. When we had our testimony meeting the kids again did a great job. President Hadley talked alittle about what a testimony is and why we bear a testimony and it was very uplifting. We didn't have a thankamony the kids bore a great witness of the love of the Saviour and how this effected them and how they realize how much they are loved. I am very grateful to be able to serve in this calling, we have a really great presidency and I have learned alot from the women that I serve with. Now we are finishing up on young women's camp.. that's in about 6 weeks. From one activity to another. We are blessed to serve.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I appreciate Rick

On Saturday Morning Rachel and I got up and went to go the annual Saginaw Easter Egg Hunt. We went out and got in Rachel's car and the Battery was dead....Haylee ran inside and got her Papa he can fix everythig and he came out and jump started the truck. I guess we left the light on from the night before. Aaron and Kim came over and Rick asked Aaron to go with him to the Preisthood session of conference. I was hoping he would. They could of had a nice dinner together and enjoyed conference together. But Aaron did not answer Rick when he asked him nor did he call him later. I was bummed for Rick, he would have really enjoyed that. Brett was in Colorado so he couldn't go with him. I appreciate Rick, all that he does for his family. I'm not sure that the kids realize how he has worked to allow them the opportunties they have been given. Thanks Rick, I love you.