Sunday, January 13, 2013

Young Womens

"In December, I was released from my calling in church as a Primary teacher and secretary and called to be the secretary in Young Womens. I am so grateful for my calling but went through a lot of emotions to get here

When I was first heard that they were going to be switching up the young womens and primary presidencies in our ward I was excited. I had been in primary for at least 3 or 4 years as a teacher and was ready for a change. I either wanted to be in YW or be in the Primary Presidency but not teaching. Then the call came as the secretary in YW, and even though I was hoping for a calling in YW, I was surprisingly indifferent. I wasnt happy or sad or anything. I was just like "alright whatever"

But when my last Sunday in primary came, I was super bummed! I was going to miss all the kids. There were sundays that they drove me insane but more often, they were cute, funny, sweet and spiritual. I loved seeing the world through their eyes. I loved teaching/remembering the basic doctrines of the gospel. I was comfortable in Primary. I knew how things worked. I knew enough to easily answer the questions the kids asked. But I think Heavenly Father knew I was getting too comfortable, so he pushed me out of my comfort zone and into YW. And I was scared!

I never was a leader in YW before. I wasnt sure what was expected of me. And they have changed the curriculum so that there is no longer a really a lesson. Its more of a list of scriptures and conference talks and you just read over it and decide what is best for your girls. I was so nervous. I really dont know the girls that well and the leaders are all women that I have looked up to for a long time.

When I am nervous about something I try to do as much research as possible. So i dived into all things YW. I found some great blogs from pinterest. And the more I read and saw, the more excited I became.

I am grateful to have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me and my needs better than me. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in YW. I am grateful to work with great women and serve great youth. I am grateful to delve deeper in the the scriptures and strengthen my testimony."

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