Monday, July 30, 2007
I'm back in primary again! I've been called to teach the Valiant 10 class & I'm a co-leader for Activity Days. I'm really excited about my class. They seem like a really good group of kids. The girls are pretty excited. I think that may be because I have a baby. They decorated the chalk board yesterday with swirlies & wrote "Welcome Sister Todd". It was cute. Activity Days should be fun as well. I remember loving it back when I was that age and it was called Merry Miss.
The lesson in sharing time this week was on pioneers. Listening to the stories made me tear up a little. I can't believe all that the pioneers went through because of their faith in the church & the gospel. How horrible would it be to have your children dying all along the way. I don't know that I would think it was worth it to lose my babies. Amazing how much they trusted in the Lord.
We had a combined 5th Sunday meeting where the ward mission leader gave a lesson on how to be more effective member missionaries. He asked the people who have been members their whole lives to remain sitting & those that haven't to stand up. It was seriously half & half. I love being around converts. I love their excitement for the church & how it's changed them. I love how they wish they'd found the church earlier in their lives. I love how they want to share it with everybody. I wish I was that excited to share it with everybody, but it scares me. Out here I know there will be many occasions when I meet people that I will be the first Mormon person that they have ever met (as far as they're aware). It's already happened a couple times. That to me is really cool & really scary at the same time. But it's fun to be able to say "look, we're normal people just like you." We'll see what living in Ohio brings as far as new friendships & missionary opportunities. The one thing I learned yesterday is to make it a matter of prayer & let the spirit guide.