Friday, January 20, 2017

Young Women Enjoy New Beginnings

On the cold winter night of Wednesday, January 18, B7 Ward’s Young Women and their leaders gathered for their annual “New Beginnings” program – where four new Young Women were welcomed and where leaders had the opportunity to express love for the young women and parents were encouraged to help their daughters in completing their Personal Progress program. 

Primary girls who will soon become members of the Beehive class are Alanis Taylor, daughter of Adam and Maureen Taylor, who will turn 12 on February 28; Sarah Larson, youngest of Aaron and Rebecca Larson’s five children, who will join the YW program in late March ; Olivia Kerr, youngest child of Charlie and Sarah Kerr who will join the Beehive class at the end of June; and Grace Christensen, oldest child of Eric and Kimberly Christensen, who will come into the program in mid-October.

Speaking to the theme of “Ask” (based on James 1:5-6) YW President Jill Fraser showed an “antique” rotary phone and explained its use, reminding the girls and their parents, “the Lord is always ready to answer your call.  All you need to do is ask.”

Also speaking to those assembled was Bishop Mike Bair who reminded the girls about the power of prayer and the importance of using it to communicate with our Father in Heaven.  "As we use our phones to talk with friends and loved ones here in our earthly existence, we need to use our heavenly phone - prayer - to talk to our Heavenly Father.  He desperately wants to talk to each of us!"

Thanks to YW leaders, President Jill Fraser, 1st Counselor Kim Christensen, 2nd Counselor Shar Simkins, Secretary Katie Christensen, Laurel Advisor Joy Alldredge, Mia Maid Advisor Angelica Lancaster, Beehive Advisor Susan Foley, and Personal Progress Advisor Robin Walden.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Primary Activity Days Celebrate Holidays with Fun and Service

After November and December Activity Day lessons on service to others, the B7 Primary girls made blankets and decorated cookies, took a fruit basket and sang to a family to brighten their holiday.

Activity Days - led twice a month by Donna Ortiz, Anita Sterner, Tami Sevier and Elaine Christensen - are fun and entertaining activities for Primary children, ages 8-11 to help build testimonies, strengthen families and foster unity and personal growth by supporting the work done at home to fulfill Faith in God requirements.