Okay everyone I told you that Sunday I would be announcing the other good thing that happened to me. So here it is. It is something in regards to my church, so I won’t go into too much detail. I have a separate blog for religious stuff. That being said if you want to read my in depth post about this new change, go to A Little Drop of Heaven For You.
So Friday April 6th, I get a phone call from one of my leaders at church. One of the amazing things about being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we all work together and are given opportunities to learn and grow.
That being said we are usually given a calling, or an assignment as some people may call it.
My calling for the past year has been to help create and plan our weekly activities for the young single adults. We call this Family Home Evening. As a church we encourage families to do something together once a week if possible.
Most singles here don’t have actual family close by, so once a week we get together as singles to talk about different spiritual topics, do service, or just have fun together.
It was a neat experience to have this calling. I learned to be on top of everything and how to be organized because if you weren’t you would miss out on a lot of things.
I learned that I needed to ask for help more rather than trying to do everything myself. When I would do that, some of the stress was taken off. It also made me get out of my comfort zone some (which is always hard, but good).
Anyway, so one of my leaders called me Friday to tell me that they had a new calling for me and that I would be released from my current one. I would be a counselor to the president in Relief Society.
What is Relief Society?
So we go to church for 3 hours.
The first hour is where we sing, take the sacrament, pray, and listen to messages all together.
The second hour is where we separate into different classes and have a lesson given by a teacher.
The third hour we separate by gender. So the guys go to one class and the girls go to another. The girls class is called Relief Society. We are to help one another in every way. So we have a president and 2 counselors over all the girls in our meeting.
I was called to be the 1st counselor.
This means I will have the responsibility to help the president make sure that all the girls are being looked after. If they need help with anything, we are there. We also help plan and deliver messages on Sunday during the third hour.
We plan activities for us girls to do together.
I am REALLY excited! It is something completely different than what I was doing before, but I am ready for the challenge!
I feel that this will help me learn and grow even more so as I learn about each of these wonderful girls.
I know that God is aware of us and our needs.
I know that He knows our strengths and our weaknesses.
I know that if we allow Him to, He can turn our weaknesses into strengths.
I know it may take awhile to get the hang of this new calling, but as I include Him every step of the way, I know that everything will work out.
I can say that it was an amazing experience waking up this morning. I felt an overwhelming sense of love and I felt super humbled. I don’t really know how to explain it, but I felt overwhelmed. But in the good way. I felt emotional. I felt love.
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” -Isaiah 41:10, King James Version