Friday, August 22, 2008

Young Women thus far...

Well, I have been in Young Women about a month now, maybe a little more, and I feel like I have learned so much since then! One of the things I really like about Young Women is that when we have the lessons on Sunday, I leave feeling enlightened. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED being in primary and I learned a lot from the kids, but I left Primary feeling DRAINED! This has been a welcomed change.
We took the girls to Seminary Super Saturday about two weeks ago. It was a Tri-stake event and the girls really had a good time. There was a dance following the seminary activity and we had a good time at that. It was fun riding down with the girls and getting to know them, their likes and dislikes, etc.
My counselors and I just finished our first young men/young women combined activity. We played the Brandon Ward Youth Olympics. It was fun. We had six different "events" set up throughout the church including: hopscotch, floor darts, bowling, jump rope, bean bag toss, and the clothes pin toss. The kids worked in teams and completed the meadly, and even had a "baton" they had to pass back and forth. The kids had to answers church related questions at each station correctly, before they could complete the task at the station and then advance. Without the kids knowing, their "Baton" held a piece of paper that said "my testimony", so at the end of the evening, a member of the bishopric gave a little talk about how when we share and pass along our testimonies with others, we all succeed. It was awesome! We then finished with "gold medals" aka Krispy Kreme doughnuts for a snack. It was a lot of fun!
This evening the girls are staying over at our house for the night and we are going to go "heart attack" the less active girls. I think they will have fun. Then tomorrow early in the morning we are shipping them off to the church so they can go on their temple trip.
I love young womens, but goodness, it's a lot of work!

4 comments:

Chad & Heather said...

Goodness yes...It sounds like you are doing a great job Lisa! I am sure all the girls love you.

Stucki Family said...

You go girl! What a difficult calling and with a baby nonetheless! It sounds like it is going good, and I must say that those girls are lucky to have you!

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NatalieHemingway said...

Hi Lisa. YW has been interesting for me too. I may have to steal your olympic activity at some point. We made girls camp savings jars on Tuesday. Lots of crafty Decopage (sp?). My Miamaids are planning the combined activity for next month... duck tape night! Good times...taping kids to the wall, bowling with rolls, 3 leg races. We've also got a great advisor for Sundays and have a wonderful lesson each week. Since we typically only have about 7-10 girls there, we decided to combine Sunday lessons. Plus, our ward is small and we thought we shouldn't take away any more women for YW callings when there are needs elsewhere. We'll see how it goes. Good luck with all.