Thursday, April 17, 2008

Prayers

I am the Enrichment Leader. I was called about 2 months ago. In the past, enrichments were far and few between and numbers were counted on 2 hands or less. As I was set apart I remember specifically being counseled that I would spend time on my knees asking for the Lords help in this new calling.

I kneeled to pray that night. I asked the Lord to help me know what to do and to be an instrument in His hands to help the sisters come closer to Him through socializing together. I asked for 30-40 sisters to come to our first enrichment night that was quickly approaching.

One Sunday the teacher in Relief Society finished her lesson 20 minutes early! I thought it was my golden opportunity to question the sisters and get feed back. I wanted to know what they envisioned happening at enrichment and what they never wanted to do again... it turned into an all out brawl! I got some good ideas and I got sisters complaining very loudly as to how bad the enrichment has been in the past! I couldn't believe my ears, however in the midst of all of it one sister whom I had not seen before offered her husband to teach a self defense class.

I called that sister and came to find out it was the first time in 9 months that she had attended Relief Society! What were the chances that all this fell together...

Long story short, I just got back from enrichment tonight. 40 sisters showed up to our Asian themed potluck and learn self defense!!! The night was a total success and as I was driving home I couldn't help but be grateful to my Heavenly Father for how well His enrichment meeting went tonight. Decorations were beautiful, food was fantastic and the lesson was phenomenal!

So a little prayer, a little faith and any thing's possible.

5 comments:

Ben said...

thats awesome!!! dont u love it when it works out? for me on the other hand... nobody is returning my call about the speaking assignment for our missionary fireside on SUNDAY!!! STILL NO WORD BACK!!! ya... no fun!

Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

Ohhh...enjoy it while you can. I think I topped 3 years as enrichment leader or committe member (which is just code for unofficial leader). Some months are rockin, some months you're wondering why nobody has the decency to show up when you've worked your butt off. Of course I swore that I would be supportive and always go once I was released....can't say I've been so good about that....

The Gage Cage said...

Yeah for a successful activity! It is so hard when you go to an activity and you know people stress and plan and nobody comes. I'm glad it turned out so good. I hope it's the first of many great experiences!

Becca said...

Liz, I'm the enrichment leader in my ward too. We should share ideas. I'm glad that you activity went well!! Good luck!!

Denise and Brandon said...

Amen! Good for you Sister Phillips...I mean Liz. Your story reminded me of a firey sister missionary I once new...hmmm