Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Return to Virtue

Elaine S. Dalton of the Young Women general presidency urges young people to develop the strength that comes from living a virtuous life.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chastity: What are the limits? Video

Latter-day Saint teens are counseled to stay sexually pure, but what exactly are the limits? Using teachings of modern prophets, this presentation shows why that’s the wrong question to ask and explains how we can find happiness and peace through staying chaste.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Strawberry Pinnacles Princesses

Our visit to 3rd Ward's Girls Camp took us to some spectacular country.  We drove out to the end of the canyon that backs the Soldier Creek Dam at Strawberry Reservoir.  It was a bumpy ride, but knowing the 3rd ward YW were at the end of the journey, made it worth it!

 They did some fire-starting for their certification there.  Way to go, Sidney!

 Of course, they modeled their "Unitique" camp sweats for us! Lovely, girls, lovely!

 They were doing hair and making everyone look fab-U-lous!

Then it was time for some quiet time.  Some scripture reading time....

Some writing in the journal time....

Some scripture-memorization-by-osmosis time.  Just kidding, Rita.  She had been reading, but it was so peaceful and quiet, she just closed her eyes for a minute.

We shared a delicious dinner with the girls and their leaders and then had a wonderful fireside together.  President Phillips taught the girls about staying on target--as that was their theme for the day.  The target being the temple!  Their camp was filled with love and kindness and good feelings all around.  It was a marvelous final chapter to our summer of Girls' Camp visits.

And not too bad a way to spend a birthday either!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2012 Mutual Theme

A notice dated August 1, 2011, announced the 2012 Mutual theme: “Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5).

Leaders are encouraged to use the theme as a focus of “special cultural events and other dance, music, and drama activities.” Leaders may also introduce the theme with a new DVD, Strength of Youth Media 2012: Arise and Shine Forth, which will be sent to units in November 2011. Additional resource material in support of the theme will be available in the New Era and Liahona magazines and on at the beginning of 2012.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Young Women Program

"The Young Women program has in it [a] powerful pattern to develop spiritual strength in the young women and to offer the opportunity for us to help. Personal Progress helps young women prepare to receive the ordinances of the temple They are helped by the examples of mothers, grandmothers, and every righteous woman around them in the church. I have seen how parents helped a daughter achieve her goals and dreams by noticing and appreciating all the good things she does." President Henry B. Eyring

Clink on the link for the complete talk:
"Help them on Their Way Home"