Tuesday, May 1, 2012


*Book Club meets on the 30th at 6:30pm. We are reading “The Boy Who Met Jesus: Segatashya of Kibeho by Immaculee Ilibigiza. For June we will be reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.

*RS Monthly Meeting will be on the 10th at 6:30pm. Salads, Service and Sundaes! Help us knit hats using looms and finish tying a quilt, all to be donated to the women's shelter; and/or help deep clean the church's kitchen. There will also be the trash-to-treasure table & child care provided.

*Game Night will be on the 15th at 6:30, at the church bring a favorite game to play.

*Stake Conference will be on the19th at 7pm, & on the 20th at 10am at the Stake Center

*Ward Community Garden is starting! If you are interested in joining, please contact Jenny Venegas.

*Every Saturday, Zumba, 9am, at the Stake Center.

*Every Thursday at noon at the Rolling Hills Park, Mamas' play dates.

Happy Birthday!

1 Denece Eggert
4 Kathy Mason
5 Bonnie Smyth, Venice Turner
6 Linda Noorda, Monica Robinson, Laura Scott, Laura Shaw
8 Lisa Marie Erickson
9 Josette Whetton, Jessica Brady, Gayla Pengelly
14 Diane Craghead, Sandy Hunter, Ethel Puhl
15 Melissa Mayberry, Carol Mortensen
16 Candice Holmes, Laura Maki, Hilary Wygal
17 Judy Hultgren
18 Sara Bills, Adrie Feller, Cassadie Lee, Leah Miera
19 Claudette Nielsen
20 Laraine Gardner, Francie Widdison
21 Wanda Millsa
22 Leann Jackson
24 Rebecca Morgan
29 Janis Mathews
31 Dione Jones

Love, Watch Over, and Strengthen

Like the Savior, visiting teachers minister one by one (see 3 Nephi 11:15). We know we are successful in our ministering as visiting teachers when our sisters can say: (1) my visiting teacher helps me grow spiritually; (2) I know my visiting teacher cares deeply about me and my family; and (3) if I have problems, I know my visiting teacher will take action without waiting to be asked. How can we as visiting teachers love, watch over, and strengthen a sister? Following are nine suggestions found in chapter 7 of Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society to help visiting teachers minister to their sisters: • Pray daily for her and her family. • Seek inspiration to know her and her family. • Visit her regularly to learn how she is doing and to comfort and strengthen her. • Stay in frequent contact through visits, phone calls, letters, e-mail, text messages, and simple acts of kindness. • Greet her at Church meetings. • Help her when she has an emergency, illness, or other urgent need. • Teach her the gospel from the scriptures and the Visiting Teaching Messages. • Inspire her by setting a good example. • Report to a Relief Society leader about their service and the sister’s spiritual and temporal well-being. From the Scriptures Luke 10:38–39; 3 Nephi 11:23–26; 27:21 From Our History “Visiting teaching has become a vehicle for Latter-day Saint women worldwide to love, nurture, and serve—to ‘act according to those sympathies which God has planted in [our] bosoms,’ as Joseph Smith taught.” A sister who had recently been widowed said of her visiting teachers: “They listened. They comforted me. They wept with me. And they hugged me. … [They] helped me out of the deep despair and depression of those first few months of loneliness.” Help with temporal tasks is also a form of ministering. At the October 1856 general conference, President Brigham Young announced that handcart pioneers were stranded in deep snow 270–370 miles (435–595 km) away. He called for the Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City to rescue them and to “attend strictly to those things which we call temporal.” Lucy Meserve Smith recorded that the women took off their warm underskirts and stockings right there in the tabernacle and piled them into wagons to send to the freezing pioneers. Then they gathered bedding and clothing for those who would eventually come with few belongings. When the handcart companies arrived, a building in the town was “loaded with provisions for them.” For more information, go to reliefsociety.lds.org. What Can I Do? 1. How can I know what my sisters need? 2. How will my sisters know that I care deeply about them?