Sunday, January 6, 2008

New calling


Well it is official I have just been called to be the achievement day leader.
This is the 6th calling in the 4 1/2 years we have been here!
My first calling was teaching the Marriage and family class with Blayne. I REALLY liked this calling. It was interesting to see Blayne teach. We had to work together to get the lessons ready and we talked a lot about the lessons. When the manual was done the class was over.
Then I was called to be the ward activities chairman. This was fun but the Bishop was big on having a activity every month.. really hard.... I survived the fall carnival, Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas fireside. The biggest of the year!
Then I was called to be in the Primary Presidency. I really liked this calling. I felt like I was inspired with some of the sharing times I did. One sharing time that I loved was teaching about the plan of salvation. I closed the dividers in the primary room, which happened to be in thirds.. We stared in the first section and I explained to them about our premortal life and how we made a choice to follow Christ. We then went into the next section which was our earthly life and I explained how we are here to be tested and go through trials.. Then we went into the last section. I had some parents waiting in the last room and explain that when we die we will see our family members who had passed on before us.... It was fun to be with the children and see their excitement of learning the gospel.
Next I was called to be the 2nd counselor in Relief Society....I loved the interaction with the sisters! I loved being with the Presidents I worked with. They both were good examples of what sisters in our church should be! I cried when they released me!
I was then called to scouts..(maybe that's why I cried)...This one I struggled with... I sure wish I could of loved it but it was hard for me....
Now achievement days leader. I do have a different attitude about this... and am excited to work with the cute girls in our ward...

We'll see how long I am in this one....

7 comments:

Meghan said...

Wow!! busy busy. I love the marriage class that you taught. I was just released as achievement day leader and I really enjoyed it. The girls at that age are so happy and have so much fun doing almost anything, and they hardly ever complain. Good luck!!

Alisa said...

Consider it a blessing to not stay in a calling too long! I am excited for you to be the girls leader...and I am excited that my girl gets to be in it. Although, I was a little sad that my boy did not get to be in scouts with you!

Amber said...

Wow, it's crazy that you've been in 6 callings in 4 1/2 years! And not a one of them was to be in the nursery!! Congratualtions!!

Julie said...

Congrats! You will have so much fun with the girls.

Yolanda said...

You will LOVE Achievement Days...What age do you have? Or do you have all of them?

You'll be awesome, and adored!

Kim said...

I have all three or four girls! we have small numbers in some classes then tons of kids in another....Chase and Taylor are in the same class this year... the 9, 10, 11, and 12 year olds in one class.... crazzzzy

Gigi said...

Kim, THANKYOU for your sharing time lesson. We are supposed to give an object lesson at our inservice meeting this Saturday in Austin. That would be good for Seminary students, too. I was having a hard time coming up with something to do. Since we don't work with Seminary our object lessons are not quite the same as they could use. But almost everyone else is Seminary so that would work for them really well.