Relief Society

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Sister Spotlight

Ellen Bethers has been in our ward these past few years and is the mother of Mary Lou Davies. Here are 5 fun facts about her!

1. She was born in Provo, UT in a 2 room house. While her mom was in labor, her dad took the horse to go get the doctor. The horse ran away and he had to walk all the way home.
2. When she was a young girl, her family lived in Delta, UT in two tents. The kids would take a little red wagon and haul water from the spring.
3. When she was 16, she worked on a strawberry farm where another young man was working too. This young man wanted a drink of water and told her if she’d bring him one, he’d give her a kiss. She ran really fast to get that drink, came back to him, looked him in the eyes and poured the water on the ground and walked away. She later married him.
4. She has 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren
5. She turns 99 on April 18th and is the most senior member of our ward and RS.

RS Presidency Message

Congratulations!

We’d like to congratulate Megan and Shane Van Oostendorp on the birth of their twin daughters, Ren and Louie! The babies were born at 34 weeks and are currently in the NICU but are progressing well. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this time!

Invitation from the First Presidency

The First Presidency sent out an email earlier this week about how The Church is helping to provide relief during this pandemic. They extended an invitation for us to participate as we can. Here is an excerpt:

In Utah, the Relief Society is leading our participation in a partnership between Latter-day Saint Charities, Intermountain Healthcare, and University of Utah Health. Church members, in their homes, will help sew 5 million clinical face masks, which will be donated to healthcare workers.

To date, we have approved over 110 COVID-19 relief projects in 57 countries. Most of these are done with trusted partners from humanitarian agencies, health ministries and hospitals, which allows us to use our resources—including food, hygiene products, personal protective equipment, medical equipment, cash and other commodities—in places where they can do the most good.

We invite our members to participate in these and other relief projects in their areas and communities as opportunities arise and as local government directives and personal circumstances allow. May we be blessed in our efforts to care for others and provide hope and help to our Heavenly Father’s children everywhere.

We have had several sisters helping make masks for members of our ward and other organizations. Thank you for your help and service in this time of need! If any of you are in need of a mask, please let a member of the RS presidency know. Here is another pattern that was shared with us by our Stake RS Presidency for any who may not know how to sew.


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