Sunday, October 30, 2011

new calling

Today I got released as the CTR 7 teacher and called to be the Laurel Advisor.  In Primary any lesson in which I let my class act out a story as I told it, or that involved coloring in any way, was a total success.  My little class of four girls was full of hugs and sweetness and said the cutest things.  Almost every week I'd have a funny little story to tell Spencer on our walk home from church.  So you can imagine how I feel; I'm excited, but a bit intimidated by my new responsibilities.

My leaders in YW were just the best and I still keep in touch with many of them.  They have definitely set a high standard!  I really hope I can have the same kind of positive influence on the lives of the girls in my class.  I also wish I had kept more of the handouts and lesson ideas from when I was in young women's because I'm at a total loss.  Will I have to bring baked goods to church every week for a lesson to be good, or make cutely crafted scrapbooky bookmarks as handouts?

Before I forget, I need to write down something cute that happened last week in my primary class.  I was humming a song and the girls were trying to guess what it was.  "Oh!  I know!" one exclaimed.  "Give Said the Little Man!"  I almost laughed out loud.  I was humming Give Said the Little Stream.  But I'm sure my sweet little student has wondered for some time why the grass grew greener everywhere the little man went.


Michelle said...

Congratulations! You will be fabulous. Serving in YW, in my experience anyway, is the most rewarding calling in the church. I have found that it truly is the best example of the love you give out being returned tenfold. I'm back in YW again, and my advice to you is to be the YW leader that you are; don't try to lead in anyone's style but your own. Just be Sarah and offer what you have to give. I am a leader of simplicity, I don't do fancy handouts or lots of treats, but what I have to offer of myself I give as freely as I can. I feel that my strengths are better shown by my words and my actions. You might be different, but find what your style is and don't feel like you have to be someone else. I have every confidence that you are going to be an amazing YW leader! Sending my love!

kwh said...

Hey - I'm the Laurel Advisor too! :)

jackie said...

oh you will do great! i am the beehive adviser and was so intimidated before i started, especially by the laurels. but i absolutely love it, they are all so loving and unique. i never want to go back to relief society.

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