Relief Society

June RS Newsletter

Sister Spotlight – Lee Lowe

  • I have 5 sisters.
  • I have 4 kids from 4 states: Minnesota, Tennessee, Pennsylvania & North Carolina.
  • I played volleyball in high school and coached my boys’ teams until they became better than me.
  • I coached the BYU cheerleaders for 3 years (cheered at BYU for 3 years before that).
  • I have an MBA from BYU
  • I design invites/cards/photo cards for birthdays, weddings, events, Christmas

RS Presidency Message – Praise to the Lord

This last week, I have been playing some music with my son. One song in particular was one my ministering sister thought I would like and sent it over to me. It was a piano/violin duet of the song, For the Beauty of the Earth. As I practiced the song over and over again, I began to think about the message of the song. I realized it is a song of praise and gratitude for what the Lord has given us. I was reminded of the Jaredites as they crossed the great, deep, & unknown ocean. Speaking of the Jaredites journey across the ocean, the Book of Mormon says,

“they did sing praises unto the Lord; yea, the brother of Jared did sing praises unto the Lord, and he did thank and praise the Lord all the day long; and when the night came, they did not cease to praise the Lord.”

I felt this connection to and inspiration from the Jaredites. We are currently experiencing a quarantine and in a way, the Jaredites too were going through a quarantine. They were traveling across the sea for an unknown number of days (unknown to them, but known to God–344 days). They were with the same people the whole time and they couldn’t just walk out of the barge and go and do what they used to do. And yet, amidst their time in the barges they sang praises to the Lord all the day long. They praised God for the blessings He was giving them. Maybe they praised Him for light He gave them to see. Maybe they praised Him for the wind He caused to drive them toward the promised land. Maybe they praised Him for the protection He provided them from the waves and monsters of the sea. Maybe they praised Him for hearing their prayers when they were encompassed by the waters, bringing them to the top. Whatever it was, they felt this great sense of gratitude to God for what He was doing for them that they praised Him continually.

Although we are going through this global pandemic that to us is going on for an unknown amount of time (unknown to us, but known to God), we can be like the Jaredites and praise the Lord for all the good we have going on in our lives. We can praise Him in song, in prayer, in the words we speak, and even in the way we live our lives each day. He is the source of all good in our lives. May we seek out that good and acknowledge Him! How much more joyful our journey will be throughout this unique time if we do.

I testify that the Lord is watching over us. We are in the palm of His hands. May we trust His plan for us.

Kathryn Nelson, RS President

June RS Lesson Calendar

June 14th – Come Unto Christ — Living as Latter-day Saints from Elder John McCune. Sister MacKenzie Ostler will prepare a study guide in connection with this talk and it will be posted here on the website.

June 28th – Prayers of Faith from President Henry B. Eyring. Sister Laura Perry will be leading a live lesson. A link will be emailed to you as we get closer to the date to join.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Stake Women’s Conference, Sept 19th @ 10 am. For the service project we will be collecting:

  • Diapers/Wipes
  • New and gently used baby clothes (up to 2T)
  • New baby bottles and pacifies
  • Crib sheets, and blankets
  • New hygiene items (baby shampoo, bubble bath, lotion, etc)
  • New and gently used Maternity clothes

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