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By rachp
5/6/2012 10:19:36 PM
Wow things sure have been a whirlwind. My Bishop did not waste anytime getting things going for me. Only three weeks ago were my full blessings restored-This week I became a VT to five sisters and received 2 callings.

I was called to teach Relief Society. I really wanted to say no, for I am young, single and really not sure I have anything to offer the sisters of my ward who are much more experienced than me. However, I was once told by a former Bishop if you are extended a call and worthy you should accept. For there is some reason you are supposed to be there-whether it is for your own growth or for the others you will serve.

I anxiously accepted knowing this call will stretch me out of my comfort zone of sitting on the back row observing what goes on. I know that with the Lord I can do anything.......it may not be comfortable at first, but with time I know I will come to love and enjoy teaching.

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"In recent years, as I have sung the hymns of the Atonement, it has been with an especially full heart—and also with full voice, when I can continue to sing—lines such as “How great thou art,” “I scarce can take it in,” “To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,” “I stand all amazed,” and “Oh, it is wonderful!”"

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