I have been serving in the Youmg Women for a little while now. Last week was my second girl’s camp as a leader. It was also my last week with the girls in my calling. A couple of insights.
There is no greater calling than serving the youth of the church. They feel your love and concern. They will listen to you. You are an anchor in ways you never expected. Never underestimate the influence of simply your time. They want to be good. Joy is the pinnacle of happiness.
Girl’s camp is a unique time because there is not a lot of external distractions. There was time to talk, to bear testimony, to share doctrine, to learn. I have received so much in this calling. Way more than I gave. Thursday night last week I couldn’t even sleep after the testimony meeting around the camp fire. I had no idea. No idea at all. I have never experienced such emotion in being released from a calling. That has been the single most difficult thing in this move. I was so excited about their new leader though. She is awesome and they are in very good hands.
Thank you Heavenly Father for the privledge of my calling. I did my best to leave them with more faith, hope, and charity than we all started with.