Survived

Another Girl’s Camp in the books.  Year 2017 will be remembered for a variety of experiences.  Here are a few that I will treasure.  Being offered as Tribute from our ward to join the Expert Panel for Questions from the girls, the incident at the archery range where I was banned and the ensuing petition, almost flashlight vigil and the Justice4Angie message.  It really wasn’t my fault, but it was insanely crazy.  Loved the water fight with the super soakers and shooting the chipmunks with the water guns.  The testimonies by firelight and the time with these strong  young women.  Loved our movie night and hearing them giggling late into the night.  The hike, the morning trail runs, the clear nights and beautiful stars.  I loved it all.  

Girl’s Camp

So very excited.  So much fun planned, then more fun, then even more.  The girls are going to be begging for the fun to stop.  My first time at this Camp so if you don’t hear from me it is most likely lack of signal.  Epic memories forthcoming!  ♥️

Update….YW are so excited to.  I am not sure we can get much done in class.  Too much energy.  

Released

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.