Saturday, July 7, 2012

District Relief Society Conference......Day 2!

Saturday morning, the Relief Society sisters gathered at the Wolska Chapel. This is most of us....with several slipping in after the picture was taken. Almost every Branch in Poland was represented. The sisters had a great time visiting before the actual meeting started. The Sisters were entertained by Ewa, Jackie, Kornelia and Gosia (not shown) as they acted out the "Do's and Don'ts" of Visiting Teaching. Nice job, sisters.....we have such talented leaders. The sisters listen intently as Jackie and her translator, Magda, lead a discussion regarding the skits just performed. Visiting Teaching is a program that is making great progress in Poland. The sisters are learning what a blessing it is to be a visiting teacher...the right way. Taking my thoughts from the March 2012 Liahona, Ada (my translator) and I talked about taking our Visiting Teaching to a higher truly love and strive to meet the needs of our sisters....temporally and spiritually. Gosia and her translator, Ola, explaining the rest of the day. As you can see, with many English speaking sisters, a good translator is critical....and we have many of them. A BIG thank you to all these great and gifted sisters for sharing their talent of language with all of us. After a morning of instruction, it was time for ...... ....Crafts! Renata had worked hard to supply the sisters with fabric tubes which they will be making necklaces and bracelets from. When she was done explaining how it was done....
...everyone made a 'mad dash' to the table to pick their favorite color. Iwona and Agnieszka's baby, Maria, work on this bright red necklace... ... while Ania helped her good friend from Lodz, Zosia, make this beautiful pink and white one. Everyone stopped for a minute to 'model' their creations! It was a great activity....but now we're moving on to the next one.....
Teaching the Young Women how to decoupage last May was such a success, the sisters wanted to try their hand at it.
So Iwona explained the process, and everyone had a lot of fun being creative. What a great time with such great sisters. It was also a very special day for was her birthday. She is a lovely '18' (and will be ever more!) as her daughters, Ada and Sara, presented her with some delicious birthday cakes to share with all the sisters.
The Relief Society Conference was truly a wonderful event. It brought sisters together from all around Poland. They are not alone in living the gospel daily. There are many others striving to do the same. It was a great bonding experience that all will remember.
A special THANK YOU goes out to the Warsaw District Relief Society Presidency that spent hours planning and carrying out this great event. Well done, Sisters! (LtoR): Jackie (1st Counselor), Gosia (President), Kornelia (2nd Counselor). You are making a difference in the lives of the sisters in Poland! I love being a member of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...the largest womens organization in the world...and the only one established through the priesthood of God. Heavenly Father loves His daughters!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm sure this was a huge undertaking! You are remarkable!


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