Friday, October 25, 2013

Learning to do the Lord's Work at Institute

Elder and Sister May are fabulous teachers! I have been learning so much about family history. Before this quarter I had no idea how to do family history work and now my tree is HUGE. I come from a family of nonmembers, so there is a lot of work to be done! It is so exciting to find more and more family members whose temple work needs to be done. I am looking forward to taking family names to the temple for the first time at the end of this quarter!

This week we learned how to use documents to find new people. Through an old census record I was able to find that my great great grand parents had seven children, all of which need temple work done. It is so exciting to find new people, it is like solving a puzzle. They are all waiting to be found and to have their temple work done for them, and I am excited to be that person for them. I am thankful for the opportunity that the Institute has provided for me to learn to do family history and learn about the importance of family. Institute has blessed my life, and it can bless yours too! It's never too late to sign up for a class!

Hope to see you at Institute,

Friday, October 18, 2013

We Want You!

The institute got off to a great start this quarter with our new mission president, Elder Choi.  He and his wife spoke at the Back-to-School fireside and inspired us all to be positive!  And Sister Choi taught everyone to sing, sing, sing because everyone loves to sing a song! Sing, sing, sing!
Our Opening Social we played several TV game show games - Minute to Win It, The Price is Right, Know Your Neighbor to Win.  Those who stayed and played had a great time and got to meet a few people that they didn't know before.
General Conference gave us inspiring words of wisdom.  Counsel we can all take part in, and hopefully we will.  Those who came to the institute got to see it on the big screen!  And eat lunch prepared by our new Couple missionaries - the Mays.
Institute classes have been wonderful.  Inspiring messages have been heard.  We want you there to join us!  Time is not an issue as there are classes all day!  Come along and bring a friend.  Listen to our marvelous Prophet's words:  "Think of it.  Friends will be made, the Spirit will be felt, and faith will be strengthened.  I promise you that as you participate in institute and study the scriptures diligently, your power to avoid temptation and to receive direction of the Holy Ghost in all you do will be increased.  Divine favor will attend those who humbly seek it.  That is a promise which I leave with you."

Our next institute activity is November 1st.  We'll be having a tailgate party!  Ask your friends to come and join us for a hot dog and making posters to support our girl's volleyball players!

We're grateful for you!  And want to see you soon!