I know, this is long time coming, but I have been busy and I don't have any great pictures to show for it.
I was released from my cub scout leader position and was called into the primary as a teacher for the 7 year olds. I taught for the first time last week. I don't know why they were so restless, but I spent most of the lesson trying to get them to sit still and listen. I was informed (by them) that they do better if I bring them a treat. I tried it this week and it worked like magic. I told them last week that Jesus needed their help. They grew very quiet and waited for me to tell them how they could help Jesus. There is a dad of 5 in our ward, with kids who range from age 7 to 18. He just found out he had cancer throughout his stomach. We are all praying that he can overcome it. It has been a scary, trying time for them. To take his mind off the cancer, we made him cards that said that Jesus loves him. We made some mint brownies and we put hugs and kisses in a jar, one for each day before Christmas. We got together at my house tonite at seven, had a prayer to help them feel that Jesus loves them, then we delivered our gifts. There were 6 beautiful little voices singing, "I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus". It was so touching I couldn't help but get choked up listening and watching these sweet children serve two of God's choice spirits. The other person we went to was an older woman who is dealing with the sickness of Lupus. She has been too ill to come to church these past few weeks. It was a very touching experience.
If you're not familiar with the song, here are the words:
I’m Trying to Be Like Jesus
I’m trying to be like Jesus;
I’m following in his ways.
I’m trying to love as he did,
In all that I do and say.
At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,
“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”