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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Snippet

Tina gave our lesson today based on talks from Elders Jeffery R Holland and Richard G Scott from the Nov 2010 Ensign.
Tina began by selecting a panel of 6 sisters and the class answering Who are they? Where did they come from? and Why are they here? there were varying answers to the first two questions but the answer to "why are they here?" was "because of their testimonies".

Each of us have had a different journey which has strengthened our faith and our character.
Through our faith in our Saviours death, suffering and resurrection we can return to live with Him and our families.
" The exercise of faith is vital to Father in Heaven's plan of happiness. But true faith is centred on the Lord Jesus Christ. ... Faith in the Saviour is a principle of action and power."
Tina displayed some posters with the definition of Faith and Character.
  • complete trust in something or someone
  • Strong belief in God or doctrines of a religion based on spiritual apprehension than proof
  • The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual
"Faith and character are intimately related. Faith in the power of obedience to the commandments of God will forge strength of character available to you in times of urgent need. such character is not developed in moments of great challenge or temptation. That is when it is intended to be used."

Nephi 3:7 was read and we discussed how Nephi knew that if the Lord wanted something done He would make it possible.

We discussed- How does our faith give us power to do the hard things?
How does the gospel help us in hard times, or times of natural disasters? Answers were we can have hope, we must have charity, knowing of the Plan of Salvation and having a strong testimony can help us through times of trials. Faith gives us hope. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives us hope and joy.
With a strong testimony we can endure trials, we can lose all our material things and still have our treasures stored in heaven.

The Saviour knows exactly how we feel, Jesus knows our pain, He suffered in Gethsemane for us. Our gospel experiences make us who we are today.
When we follow promptings we are being the answer to someones prayers.
Hope and peace come through knowledge of the Plan of Salvation. Our testimony of Jesus Christ will help us with whatever comes our way.
We are who we are because of our choices.

"Strong moral character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and testing of life. Such choices are made with trust in things that are believed and when acted upon are confirmed."
Elder Scott " to summarise
  • God uses your faith to mold your character.
  • Character is the manifestation of what you are becoming.
  • Strong character results form consistent correct choices.
  • The bedrock of character is integrity.
  • The more your character is fortified, the more enabled you are to exercise the power of faith."
Tina finished by sharing her powerful testimony and giving us all chocolates. Thank you Tina

April Announcements

Tuesday 26th 7pm
R.S activity night
Making Mexican food at Sue Smiths

Saturday 30th 7pm
Ward Cultural Night

Saturday 7th May
Stake R.S Womens Conference
10 am to 4pm
all sisters 16 years+

TOFW: What a 'Time Out for Women' weekend is all about!

For those of you who are interested in attending Time Out for Women on July 23rd in Sydney watch this short video presentation on the post of Friday April 1st and follow the link. Everything you need to know about registration, event timetable, directions and so forth is all there. If you would like to attend but are worried about going alone there are several sisters attending from our stake and ward. For more information talk to a member of the RS presidency.

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