Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fitting In

Our new ward is called the Old Settler's Ward. With a name like that, how can you go wrong.

We started going to our new ward the first Sunday that we arrived in Texas. Immediately, we felt like we belonged. The first Sunday was amazing! Everyone reached out to us and we knew this is where we were supposed to be.

A month here, I was asked to speak in sacrament meeting. I was given the topic "Press On." One of the most important things I learned was that while you endure and press on it is more than just that. You need to press on in such a way that you are bringing yourself closer to Christ. And even though you may be going through trials, there can be happiness while enduring rather than thinking the happiness is at the end. I know that this is a thing that I have a lot to work on.

The next week (last week) McKay had to give a talk in sacrament too. Her talk was amazing and I was impressed. Her subject was agency and she talked on our first choice in heaven and how it was to choose agency in itself. She pointed out a fact that Satan plan wasn't just to force us to do right but it was a disguise in getting the glory and the power all for himself. She pointed out how little daily choices can end in making choices that will lead to our eternal progression and how while we have the agency to choose the consequences will always follow and those we do not get to choose.

The week I had to speak, I also got called to serve in the Young Women's. There are going to be 19 Beehives by the end of the year making it a total of 30 girls. They are all so closely knit and it's the first time that I haven't seen any "cattish" acts in the group. I'm excited to work and teach and be taught in this organization.

Now for the next question. When will Jacob speak and what will be his topic? I can't wait.


hanner said...

so glad for you. there is nothing so awesome as moving into a great ward!

ShayLynn said...

I am so glad things are going well with your new ward. It makes all the difference when you feel welcome and accepted! Hope things keep going well there in Texas!

What city do you live in? My sister lived in Ft. Worth for a while and she loved it and misses the people a lot.

Laura said...

how fun you are in yw!! totally jeal! and that's weird you didn't speak with your hub. hmm. at least it is out of the way!

amy k said...

I think it is just a Utah thing that you speak wit your husband. Even in our wrd in Idaho, it wasn't that way. Maybe and maybe not.

grannybabs said...

Let us know when Jacob speaks!!

amy k said...

Shay, We are in Round Rock down by Austin. Fort Worth is up by Dallas about 2 1/2 to 3 hours away.