As the seasons change and we hopefully pause more often to realize the many blessings we each enjoy from our Heavenly Father, we will have the desire to bless the lives of those around as we have been blessed. Elder José L. Alonso of the Seventy, said in his Conference talk in Oct, ―The prophets have declared that true happiness is found in following the example and teachings of Christ. He is our Savior, He is our teacher, and He is the perfect example.
His was a life of service. When we serve our neighbor, we help those who are in need. In the process we may find solutions to our own difficulties. As we emulate the Savior, we show our love to our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and we become more like Them…
For many who have need of our help, it is not necessary to create new programs or take actions which are complicated or costly. They only need our determination to serve…We have a responsibility and a great opportunity. There are many who need to once again experience the sweet savor of happiness and joy through activity in the Church. That happiness comes from receiving the ordinances, making sacred covenants, and keeping them. The Lord needs us to help them. Let us do the right thing at the right time, without delay.‖*
I hope we can find ways to follow the example of the Savior and serve others as we lift someone’s spirit, teach correct principles, help in a physical way, or maybe just give someone a smile. Look for opportunities, they are around us each day.
Love, Sister Olivia Anderson
*―Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time, without Delay‖ General Conference Oct 2011
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The Stake Jubilee Day At the Temple
Thursday, November 10th. Please plan on attending the temple sometime that day. Call in your reservaions! (Temple 747-6688) They are having endowments sessions every two hours and up to four baptismal times to attend.
Empty Nesters FHE Mon, Nov 21st the Sumrall’s @ 7 pm
Book Group Nov/Dec combined on Tuesday Nov. 29th 7:30 pm @ Lynette Peters Home. Book - “Daughters in My Kingdom” the history and work of Relief Society. All are invited
Zumba Every Mon & Wed—9:30 am @ our building
Ward Christmas Party
Friday, Dec 16th at the Rock Bldg. Dinner to start at 6:00 p.m. Please start researching your recipe books for dessert/cookie recipes from your homeland or mission area! More details coming soon