Thank you to all the sisters who made it out to our activity on Tuesday evening! It was a wonderful opportunity to visit and chat with one another over dinner as well as be spiritually uplifted by our wonderful speaker, Brother Howard Evans.
Thanks to the ladies that came last night, our book exchange was a great hit! We decided it should be a yearly activity :)
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
The Doctrine and Covenants Revelations in Context - The 37th Annual Brigham Young University Sidney B. Sperry Symposium
The Goose Girl - Shannon Hale
The Great House of God - Max Lucado
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
The Killer Angels - Michael Shaara
My Name is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira
No Longer Strangers - Rachel Ann Nunes
Odds Are You're Going to Be Exalted - Alonzo Gaskill
The Pioneer Woman Cooks - Ree Drummond
Rainwater - Sandra Brown
Saying it Like it Is - Sheri Dew
Think Big - Ben Carson
Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington
Other recommended books:
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Born on a Blue Day - Daniel Tammet (Daniel is autistic - interesting insight)
Cannery Row - John Steinbeck
The Color of Water - James McBride
The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis
Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Anne Shaffer
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom
Manhunt - James L. Swanson
No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin (about FDR and Eleanor - long book but very good)
Team of Rivals - Doris Kearns Goodwin (long book about Abraham Lincoln's presidency - great read)
The Shack - William P. Young
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortensen
We hope you will be able to join us next Tuesday for this fun and easy craft activity! We will be meeting at the home of Anne Steenblik at 7pm. A list of the supplies you will need are on the flier below. Just click on it to make it big.
(If you need her address, please contact someone in the ward)
This week’s lesson on Sacrifice (Relief Society Handbook) was taught by Heidi Myron. Heidi reminded us that the Law of Sacrifice allows us to learn something about ourselves and to what extent we are willing to go to sacrifice for the Lord. It is also an opportunity to prove to Him that we love Him more than any other thing.
“We should be willing to sacrifice whatever he requires of our time, our earthly possessions, and our energies to further His work. “
The Law of Sacrifice prepares us for the Celestial Kingdom; “to dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever.” (D&C 76:62)
This Saturday is the Escondido South Stake Relief Society Education Day. There will be 6 Sessions of fantastic classes. Bring your own lunch and invite your friends! Great guest speaker: Dr. Lynne Hilton Wilson.
“Lay aside the things of this world and seek for the things of a better”
Doctrine and Covenants 25:10
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Escondido Stake Center
2255 Felicita Road, Escondido
For all women 18 years and older. Friends and neighbors welcome.
No charge. No childcare provided but nursing babies in arms are welcome.
8:45am-8:55am Welcome-Lee Taotafa
8:55-9:10am Theme-Sis.Laura Berry
9:20-10:10am Session 1
10:20-11:10am Session 2
11:20-12:10pm Session 3
12:20-1:35pm Session 4 : Guest Speaker-Sis. Wilson
Connie Rollins’ lesson this week was from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s May 2011 Conference talk , “An Ensign to the Nations.”She shared with us President Brigham Young’s dream in 1846 in which he saw “an angel standing on a cone-shaped hill somewhere in the West pointing to a valley below.”This dream was realized 18 months later, when he took a yellow bandana from Heber C. Kimball and a walking stick carried by Elder Willard Richards.From these items, he created a makeshift flag and “declared the valley of the Great Salt Lake and the mountains surrounding it as that prophesied place from which the word of the Lord would go forth in the latter days.”The publication Ensign, (pronounced en’sīne) in which we can read the word of the Lord spoken to us through revelation, is a “continuation of that early declaration to the world.”
Sister Rollins also shared with us that the General Conference speakers are not assigned a topic, but that many hours of fasting, praying and study are spent to know the topic the Lord wishes each speaker to present.The messages must be directed to a wide variety of people, members and non-members alike, families, singles, old and young, with such variety that they assume there will be “something for everyone.”
Connie brought out a map and showed us the locations of future temple sites in Ft. Collins, Co, Meridian, ID, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.Do you know where these cities are?Show these new sites to your children!
We are so grateful for the messages and testimonies shared with us during each April and October Conference, and for the opportunity to read and listen to these messages after they are given though the church publications and websites!