Sandpoint Stake Relief Society
Ideas & Resources
Recently, the Stake Relief Society Presidency was asked the following questions:
What was one calling you had that inspired spiritual growth?
What is one talent you feel god has given you?
Sister Geri Guinn
The calling of Sandpoint Stake Relief Society President has inspired more spiritual growth than I ever thought possible. I have times of true inspiration that are literal, no question of where it is coming from, certainly not just me figuring all of this out. I pray with such sincerity and love for the women of this Stake and their leaders that some mornings I go to my desk and just start drawing diagrams, writing notes/ideas and planning, answering all of my puzzles and prayers. I have the influence of the Holy Ghost that I recognize and embrace. I also have the influence of the Stake President and the most precious Ward Relief Society Presidents who teach me continually. What a wonderful calling that I am so grateful for.
I have been blessed with talents but nothing very special. I suppose my love of people and socializing and talking and listening and just being among especially women and interacting and communicating is something I truly value.
Sister Marianne Beazer
I felt like being given the opportunity to serve in YW a few years ago really stretched me spiritually and allowed me to study the gospel more than I had in years. It was such a blessing, that affected me on a daily basis. I will always be grateful for that calling, and how much too I learned from those young women, and my counselors.
I feel blessed as a woman to be given the gift of love and empathy. I pray that I will improve on using that gift more fully to prompt me to act on those feeling, and serve more as the savior would have me do.
Sister Susie Hatfield
This was really hard for me to decide. I have loved all my callings in the church.
My calling as a teacher for the 7-8 year olds was by far my most challenging calling. These young people were raised in the church and knew much more than I, since I had only been a member for 3 years. I felt a huge obligation to study and prepare lessons that would be interesting and challenging for these young minds. I had already read the Book of Mormon twice by this time but my desire to teach these wonderful children something they didn't know drove me to study all week long to be prepared to have an influence on these young people. We had fun and we learned together, and I developed a love for these children that has truly touched and blessed my life.
As for a talent the lord has blessed me with: I suppose it would be service and compassion. I love to serve others and especially those who truly have a need. I believe we all have needs, some more than others but I find so much joy in doing for others. It doesn’t matter if it's a small task or large.
In the October 2019 General Conference leadership meetings, church leaders spoke about service, repentance, the new program for children and youth, ministering, the correct use of the name of the Church, temple and family history work, welfare and self-reliance, and the faith’s home-centered, Church-supported model for learning. Click here to read more about what was taught!
Technical Tip: Did you know you can text ministering assignments from your phone? On the LDS Tools app, under Reports, click on Ministering Sisters. Here you do not have the option of messaging all sisters like on a desktop but you can do individuals in a district. Select your district. Locate the 3 little dots on the right hand side of a companionship. From here you have the option to text/email a message. You will also see that you have the option to see them and their route on a map.
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Monthly Focus: Happy November! This is a wonderful time of year to reflect and think of all that we are grateful for. We encourage you to take time to be still and ponder about the blessings in your life. Take time to pray, read and converse about this topic. To get you started, here is one of our favorite talks about gratitude! It was given by James E. Faust at General Conference in 1990. Click here to read or watch the talk. Try starting conversations about gratitude with the sisters in your area and explore more doctrine on this topic together or on your own. Feel free to drop us a note and let us know how this focus on gratitude impacts your month!
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