Wednesday, August 5, 2009
My New Ward
I started going to the singles branch on July 12th. I really love it. It is amazing how quiet the meetings are! The spirit is so strong there, especially when President Simpson speaks. I felt so uplifting and spiritually renewed my first week. I knew it was where I was supposed to be.
On July 26th I was the substitute teacher in Relief Society. It was my first time teaching an actual lesson and my first time with adults. I was a little nervous at the beginning and again at the end but all in all I thought it went okay.
I had a meeting with President Simpson after church and was waiting for my turn. The girl who came out of is office said how much she enjoyed my lesson. I thanked her and told her it was the first time I had ever taught a lesson. President Simpson heard me say that and when I got into his office he told me how impressed her was with my lesson and that he had thought I was a return missionary. I thought that was the most wonderful complement!!!
This last Sunday, August 2nd, I was called to be the 4th week Relief Society teacher. I am really excited for my new calling, especially since I get to teach from the general conference issue of the ensign.