Sunday, January 31, 2010

First Presidency Message

"If we do not have a deep foundation of faith and a solid testimony of truth, we may have difficulty withstanding the harsh storms and icy winds of adversity which inevitably come to each of us.

Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove ourselves worthy to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. In order for us to be tested, we must face challenges and difficulties. These can break us, and the surface of our souls may crack and crumble - that is, if our foundations of faith, our testimonies of truth are not deeply embedded within us."

Remember that you do not walk alone...As you walk through life, always walk toward the light, and the shadows of life will fall behind you.

As I have turned to the scriptures for inspiration, a particular word has stood out time and time again. The word is 'come'. The Lord said, 'Come unto me'. He said, 'Come learn of me'. He also said, 'Come follow me'. I like that word, come. My plea is that we would come to the Lord."
~Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuesday Night Class

The Decorating on a Budget class which was scheduled for Tuesday the 26th has been postponed until Feb. We will let you know when a new date is confirmed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An Evening With The Food Nanny

Tonight we had a fabulous evening with Liz Edmunds AKA "The Food Nanny". Her energetic passion ignited a spark in all of us to get on the ball and make sure that we are preparing healthy and delicious meals for the most important people in our lives, our families!

She shared her enthusiasm for having family dinners and shared her testimony of the importance of sharing a meal together each night. She also gave us great tips and ideas.

We ended the evening with some amazing samples of her food and visited with our sisters from several other wards in our stake.

Her book is available at "Seasons of Home" right here in Midway if any of you are interested. She has set up a weekly meal plan complete with shopping lists and menu planning.

A special thanks to Misty Kelly for organizing this great evening!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Food Nanny

Sisters, just a reminder about tomorrow night (Tues, Jan 19th)

Join us as author and mother of seven Liz Edmunds shares innovative tips and tricks on creating engaging conversation at mealtime and how to get your kids to help with the meal preparation. Also, she will offer advice on easy meal planning and refreshing tired meals, The Food Nanny will give you the recipe you need the most—a successful family dinner!

So bring your friends and neighbors for a great evening. It begins at 6:30 and will be held in our building. Several other wards will be attending so get there early!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Church Responds To Haiti

Sisters, here is an article I found on the Church's website. How blessed we are to have the support of such a loving and humanitarian church, testifying that we truly are all brothers and sisters.

SALT LAKE CITY 13 January 2010 In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is mobilizing resources to address the most pressing needs of the people in the Caribbean nation. Images of collapsed buildings and devastated families tell the story of the widespread destruction.

Two planes, one departing from Denver as early as Thursday and another leaving from Miami later this week will each include over 80,000 pounds of food and emergency resources such as tents, tarps, water filtration bottles and medical supplies donated by the Church.

Transportation is being provided by Airline Ambassadors and Food for the Poor will aid with distribution in Haiti.

“We are constantly assessing needs to determine how our resources can directly help the people of Haiti,” said Nate Leishman, manager of the Church’s humanitarian emergency response efforts. “We are fully committed to this ongoing process and doing our best to help wherever we can.”

These new shipments are in addition to emergency supplies being sent by truck from the Dominican Republic including personal hygiene kits and supplies for newborns announced early Wednesday by the Church.

“We express our sympathy and prayers on behalf of the citizens of Haiti following the recent devastating earthquake,” said Kim Farah, Church spokesperson.

All Latter-day Saint missionaries serving in the country are safe, and Church leaders continue efforts to account for Church members in the area.

Donations for relief efforts can be made at

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ward Website

Sisters, some of you may not be aware that we have a ward website. This website is open to every member of our ward and should be used to locate pertinent information specific to the Midway 2nd Ward. Bishop Kelson would like us to be familiar with this site and look at it often to stay apprised of important information.

If you have not yet signed up to use the website here is an easy tutorial of how to do so:

1. go to

2.Then on the right side of the home page, click on "Stake & Ward Web Sites"

3. You will then need to click on "Obtain an LDS Account"

4. At this point you will be required to put your "Membership Record Number" in the alloted can be found on your Temple Recommend. Enter this number as it appears on your recommend (including dashes). If you do not have a recommend, check with our Ward Clerk (Bro. Heimberger) and he can get that number for you. Complete the info required on that page, (your birthdate and a word verification.)

5. You will then need to set up a username and password. Once you've done this you will then be asked for your email address. If you have one, a verification will be sent to your email...follow the prompt and you're set! If you do NOT have an email address, there is a space for that as well.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will walk you through it.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Swiss Bread

We met this morning at 8:00 to learn how to make Swiss Bread. It was a great success as we all chatted, laughed, mixed and braided. It wasn't long before the cold morning air in the cannery turned warm with the wafting aroma of freshly baked bread. It was delicious!

A big thanks to Chalise Provost for her hard work in making this morning a huge success...I can't wait until next month!

Inspirational Women

What makes a woman become "inspirational?" What is it about her actions that makes us want to be more like her?

President Kimball once said, "Remember, the world before we came here faithful women were given certain assignments while faithful men were foreordained to certain priesthood tasks. . . . You are accountable for those things which long ago were expected of you."
Sister Marjorie Hinckley said, "Let us not waste our time saying with bitterness, 'Is this what I was born to do?' Let us rather ask ourselves the question that was asked of Esther: 'Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?'

We have so many inspirational women right in our very own ward. I know that if we focus on what we can do to be an inspiration to others that we will find more joy and edification in our own lives.

Let us all strive to become an inspiration to all whom we come in contact with.

New Relief Society Blog

2010 is here! In order to better serve you, we have created our very own blog. This has been set up to serve as a tool for you to use in order to stay connected with what is going on in our ward.

This blog is strictly here to keep all of us apprised on pertinent information for our Ward Relief Society and is here to compliment our Ward Website.

Please check it often and we LOVE to hear from you so just click on the "comments" button below each post and leave your comments. Let's make this the best year ever!