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Our shipping department will be CLOSED Monday, Oct 12 - Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015. Orders placed during this time will ship Oct 21.
You can still place orders during this time, they just won't ship until Oct 21.
If you need items during this time, or shortly after - please order those now.
Visit our website for amazing 2016 mutual theme items. CLICK HERE.
I will still be answering emails - so if you have a question during this time, please email me.
Our 2016 Mutual Theme pouches are now available! These were so popular last year! Great for anytime! These cotton 5"x7" pouches are large enough to hold a small notebook, handouts, gum, etc...
Two (2) designs available! Quantity discounts are available
Order on our website HERE.
Now available are our PRESS FORWARD socks!! These are such a popular item each year for the mutual theme! Choose your design - 2 designs available this year - and the design color (sock color is only available in white) and how many pairs you need! Quantity discounts are available. Makes a perfect gift, great for girls camp, a fun lesson handout, or for anytime!
ORDER your 2016 Mutual Theme socks HERE.
We have a new book available - We Are Daughters. This was written by Jen Brewer - the same author as Be The Chocolate Chip.
Learn the importance of the words you repeat each week. This inspirational book helps you better understand the Young Women theme by breaking down each section and sharing the story of how and why the theme was created. Discover your divine potential and how important you are in God’s plan! Thought provoking and uplifting, this book offers new insights for parents, leaders, and all young women.
Order yours today! CLICK HERE.
I ran across an article this morning that I very much enjoyed! I am pasting it's entire text here so if the link ever goes inactive, I can still refer back to it, but it is from Utah Valley 360, written by Breanna Olaveson. You can see the original post HERE.
Read article below:
HOW TO BE AN EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN LEADER
No matter how you measure it, the calling to be a young women leader is one of the most demanding callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The youth of the Church have great potential and are of great interest to Church leaders. Serving them is an important responsibility.
But keeping busy is only part of the calling. To truly magnify your calling, you need understanding and direction. Here are a few ideas to help you become an extraordinary Young Women leader.
1. Learn from your resourcesThe Church has provided a wealth of resources to help members fulfill their Church callings, involving many for youth. Handbook 2 is an invaluable resource, and becoming familiar with it will provide direction for many of the decisions you will make and activities you plan as a youth leader.
2. Pray for directionThe General Young Women Presidency said in a recent training, “We invite you to prayerfully consider the needs of your leaders and young women. Think about how you can further improve your efforts to learn and teach in the Savior’s way.”
Resources are necessary and can provide helpful ideas for ministering and service, but relying solely on others to tell you what to do neglects an essential part of your calling. The ultimate source of direction is the Holy Ghost. Be in tune with the Spirit and follow promptings you receive.
3. Focus on the templeHandbook 2 states, “The purpose of the Young Women organization is to help each young woman be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple.” Plan to help the young women you serve attend the temple as often as possible, and help them understand the sacredness of the ordinances of the temple. Bring the temple into lessons and activities whenever you can. As you do, you will help fulfill the objective of the Young Women organization.
4. Love the girls individuallyThe Savior ministered to his children one by one (see 3 Nephi 17:21, 3 Nephi 11:15), and so should we. Get to know each girl personally. Learn what she likes to do, what her dreams are, and what is important to her. Show your love in a way she can understand. As you pray for charity for those you serve, your prayers will be answered and you will know how to minister to each girl.
President Gordon B. Hinckley modeled this love when he said, “Of all the creations of the Almighty, there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so, who honors and respects her body as a thing sacred and divine, who cultivates her mind and constantly enlarges the horizon of her understanding, who nurtures her spirit with everlasting truth. God will hold us accountable if we neglect His daughters. He has given us a great and compelling trust. May we be faithful to that trust.”
5. Develop leadersYoung women are only youth for six years. After that, they enter adulthood and will become leaders in the Church, the mission field, their families and their professions. Young Women is a training ground for developing these future leaders.
Elder David A. Bednar said, “Are you and I helping our [youth] become agents who act and seek learning by study and by faith? … Are we consistently helping them to act, to learn for themselves, and to stand steadfast and immovable?” In everything you do, give the girls opportunities to lead. Allow them to take charge of activities, make mistakes, and learn necessary skills. Not only will it help you to have the girls actively involved in activities, but they will also thank you when they are better prepared for the future.
The Utah Temples Passport provides a fun way to track the Utah temples you have been to. This is great for anybody - Primary age up to adult.
The Passport Tour Guide gives little-known facts and insights about each of the Utah temples, providing a unique look at the sacrifice and dedication that went into the building of each temple. As you tour each temple, you can place a special sticker on each page to commemorate the treasured memories you will make. Experience the Utah temples with a whole new perspective!
**Now includes 4 new temples: Brigham City, Payson, Provo City Center, and the Ogden design update.
Wouldn't it be fun to use these as part of the 2016 Mutual Theme - Press Forward?
We offer a quantity discount on these - so get together with neighbors, or other wards and order today! CLICK HERE.