February 2, 2017 – RELIEF SOCIETY

Conducting:  Sister Wight and Sister Williams

Accompanist:  Sister Lai
Chorister:  Sister Shin
Opening Hymn:  #89 The Lord is My Light
Opening Prayer:  Sister Sneddon
Purpose:  Sister Nyamdeleg



Sister Nyamdeleg


Announcements:
•        The mailbox table is being cleared off tomorrow.  Please take anything that you want to keep.
•        February 6th is MLC
•        February 12th is Relief Society – changed due to the mission tour
•        February 16 & 17 is the mission tour
•        If you are in the loft and using your iPad, another missionary must be able to see your screen.  You are only allowed to do personal study in the loft.
•        Be sure to perform your nightly iPad audit.
•        Celestial awards were given out

Roleplay:  Teaching the Restoration by Sister Schalk and Sister Dolbin


Sister Schalk and Sister Dolbin


Lesson:  An Ensign to the Nations; a Light to the World




 

Teachers: Sisters Evaga, Clement, Hickman and Contreras

The lesson started with a video from the life of Gordon B. Hinckley.

“This is a season to be strong.  It is the time to move forward without hesitation, knowing well the meaning, the breath, and the importance of our mission.”  President Hinckley



 



The gospel is rolling forth and we are privileged to be a part of this work as we share our testimonies every day.  Daniel 2:44-45


With sisters here from all over the world, indeed the gospel will grow, prosper and move across the earth.

 


President Brigham Young to Wilford Woodruff as they viewed the valley, “This is the right place.”  They came down and went to work.

“And it came to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s House shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall FLOW unto it.  And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and and we will walk in his paths:  for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”  Isaiah 2:2-3  In answer to this prophecy, people from all over the world constantly are coming to Temple Square.

With regard to the pioneers:  “They did not look like statesman with great dreams.  They did not look like rulers pouring over maps and planning an empire.  They were exiles driven from their fair city on the Mississippi, into this desert region of the West.  But they were possessed of a vision drawn from the scriptures and words of revelation.”  President Gordon B. Hinckley.

We are motivated to do this work.  Only 2% of our life span is devoted to the work on our missions.




Like this horse, with no slack in the chain indicates hard work and represents the most consecrated missionary.  Some of us do our work as if we had blinders on our eyes.  We see only our own little narrow track.  We catch nothing of the broader vision.






Everytime that we bear our testimony, others’ lights brighten.

They showed the video “Stand a Little Taller” and asked for comments.  Sister Cruz quoted D&C 4 and said that we are here to help our brothers and sisters.

The doctrine of Christ stays firm and constant – never changing.  Sister Leavitt said how we spend our time defines who we are.  Sister Kolarovo said that we need to stand for our beliefs and do what is right or the world will swallow you.  You may be the only member in your school or your country but you still need to stand strong.  Sister Lybbert said that we always need to strive to live the standards regardless of where you are.

Sister Clement shared D&C 6:34-37.  Sometimes we get discouraged.  During her second transfer she was very discouraged.  The President said “Do you have enough faith to not see the miracle?”  That made all of the difference for her.

This is the time for us.  We can reach 1700 baptisms and more if we are teachable and humble.  


 


Closing Hymn:  #36  They the Builders of the Nation
Closing Prayer:  Sister Cochain

February birthdays were announced.  The sisters came up and we sang Happy Birthday to them.  They were each given a bag of cookies and told that they could choose three items from the basket.



L-R:  Sisters Skouson, Wight, Cruz, Cardona, Oeser, Troncoso, Boyd, Peralta, Pierre, Lopez-Giron, and Gemio



February birthdays in date order are:  Sisters Cardona, Wight, Cruz, Baker (outbound), Boyd, Oeser, Peralta, Elder Spencer, Sisters Troncoso, Pierre, Gemio, Skouson, Cutrer (outbound) and Lopez-Giron