Saturday, March 3, 2012

As Sisters In Zion

We had a Stake Relief Society Women's Conference today.  I have
to admit, I went reluctantly.  We had ZLC at the mission home, and I
should be there to feed the elders, that's my calling, I shouldn't
be off with the sisters and on and on and on.  But I talked to my
dear friend Sandie and she invited me, so I decided to go.
President said he would just buy pizza's but that doesn't sit well with
me, if there's one thing I can do right, it's cook and I don't want
my missionaries eating pizza, if I can help it.  So I worked out a 
nice lunch by cleaning out my freezer.  I had enough italian beef
and sweet pork to feed an army.  And I did from the look of things
when I got home. (no leftovers) I threw out some taco and tortilla shells,
shredded lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream and tortilla chips.  Perfect!
We started with brunch then went right to work.  We stayed in the 
gym and worked on tying quilts.  They had 60 quilts to tie and our 
table was the first to finish our quilt, yeah!  Not that I'm competitive.
Our table is working on our second quilt.  We were able to finish about half 
of the 60 quilts for the homeless.  There was a lot of work that went into the
service projects before we even started.  They also made cards, bean bags and
knitted washcloths.  These are sisters from the Nottingham and Clarkdale Wards.
The cute little sister on the left is a recent convert of one week.  Bless
her heart for coming and supporting.  She's seeing what "charity" is
all about, first hand.
As you can see, charity never faileth.
Look at all the sisters, and every table has a quilt on it.
The guest speaker was Wendy Watson Nelson,  Elder Nelson's wife.
I didn't find out until about a month ago that she is Sister Card's sister.
Sister Card is the Edmonton Temple matron.  She was wonderful, no
 really.  I went in with a few reservations, don't ask.  But I came away
with a renewed sense of purpose and desiring to be a "holy" women.
Her talk was inspirational and awe inspiring.  Thank you Sister Nelson.
Thank you Bonnie Doon Stake Relief Society.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun little "girl" time for you away from all the guys! :) You are amazing for putting together lunch for them first!