Sunday, October 12, 2008

Paz De Cristo

Some of the YW
Making some good ol' PB & J (Allison, in the middle, is one of my girls)
Emily (on the left) is also one of my Laurels.
Emily, Karlie (who is dating my bro, Evan :D ), & myself.
The fruits of our labors. :D (We made a whole tub of cut apples & grapes)


I'm in Young Womens, and I love it! I was first called to YWs when Lily was only a few weeks old. We had just moved into our new ward, and I hadn't even been to church yet when I was called. I was a little worried at first because I REALLY liked Relief Society and didn't really consider myself a "YW" person or a Primary person. It's been almost a year since I have been in there, and I really enjoy it. My girls are awesome and I get along with most of them really well. They all seem to think I'm "cool" since I can text message, but I have to remind them I'm not too much older than them. In fact, if we ever do anything for mutual outside of the church, they assume I'm just one of the laurels as well. It's pretty sad.

Any who, we went to Paz de Cristo this last week which is a homeless shelter in Mesa. It was a really great experience and made me realize how fortunate I am. So many of these people were so grateful that we would come to help. There were women, men, & kids of all different ages & races. We spent several hours preparing their food and getting everything ready, and it was so worth it!! I'm a little ashamed that I'm not as good of a person to be in the "holiday spirit" all year long, but I must say that I have the spirit now and cannot wait to serve others this holiday season!

2 comments:

Debanee said...

Hello!

I am sorry I never left a comment before now, but I do check your blog and read up about your life! I have enjoyed setting up this blog. It is so much fun. I cant find my camera cord so I haven't posted any of my child. How sad! Anyway sounds like you are doing great! And yound womens! how fun! I would be pretty scared to do that! ok well blog at ya later!!

Ren & Anna said...

That is a cool thing to do for an activity!! I'm in YW too. I had a really hard time adjusting after RS, but I love it now!