Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Must Read!!! September's message from our Prophet.

I attended the Self Reliance/Provident Living Stake Meeting this week.  We had some great ideas given to us on alternative cooking methods.  I relearned what Sylvia Olsen has tried to teach us over and over.  Being the pea brain that I am, I am always amazed and in awe at what we can do on our own.  I think the only way I will be able to survive a situation is to be using the items daily or being taught over and over.  Sound familiar?  How about reading our Scriptures, will we ever learn?  We heard from the Stake Emergency Preparedness Specialist.  He let us know that there will not be a Stake Preparedness Fair, as it states on the September Calendar.  He was trying to get several different people to talk about 72 hr. kits.  To his dismay, he found few had them in the stake.  We have been challenged to get one.   We have seen in the past few years, how an emergency can sneak up on us at any time.  As the rains poured down this past week,  my basement was filling up.  No matter how prepared you think you are, sometimes it is just beyond our control.  Make sure you have emergency kits for everyone in your family and that is isn't 20 year old beef jerky and size 2 clothes for you 15 year old.  It is always good to be reminded of the importance of being prepared.  I will be bringing a 72 hour checklist on Sunday to pass around to those who would like one.  If there are some of you that need help on getting your kits together, please let me or Samantha Doebler know, and we will try to get a group order to help you get prepared.  Please be sure to read President Monson's message for September on the link above, to help motivate you!  Love all of you Sister's.  Connee 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I have lived in Bloomington for 29 years. I have been a member of this ward the entire time. I have seen it go from being part of St. George Stake to Bloomington Stake, from 4 wards to 13. My children started school in St. George attending the newly constructed Bloomington Elementary. We have had many RS Presidents, but I don't remember the order: Lee Marsden, Kathy McConkie, Barbara Plewe, Carolyn Dewees, Vonda Williams, Sharon Olsen, Kathy Harker, Annette Kogan, Kristine Harrop and currently Kaelyn Spencer. We have had floods, fires, births, deaths, marriages,divorces and every other life event imagined. One think that remains strong is our faith and unity. Basically I have grown up in this ward, it is my family. For many years we have remained the same size, and now we are experiencing much growth. As new homes pop up in Los Colinas and River Stone, we find we have room in our hearts for many new Sisters. It is my wish that we can share many good time in the coming years. We are excited to get to know each other and share many more life experiences together. I hope this blog will serve as an avenue to sharing, learning and getting acquainted with each other. I will try to add to it often, so please follow us! Much love, Connee