Sunday, January 25, 2009

Family Home Evening

We have begun our work with the Young Adults or otherwise known as JA(juenes adultes). This was the first FHE that we had together. It was at the house of Manu(Emmanuel) and his Mom, Francoise. Manu speaks perfect English which is great for me. He served a mission in Paris. The house is a nat'l monument, so they cannot make any inside changes. Tomorrow I will try to take some more pictures of the house details.

DH is standing by the table and in the back you can see the little kitchen. The sink, stove, and fridge are all tiny.

Here's the whole gang. The tall fellow is Eduard. He served in Colorado and also speaks perfect English. The girl in back is Noemi. In front are Natasha, Irene and Charlotte.
After a great lesson from 2 talks, we had refreshments, which we all brought. We hope to increase our attendance and once we have more people, we will move our meeting place to the church.
It was interesting to visit with these JA. They are lots of fun. The girls spent quite a bit of time talking about Twilight because they had just gone to the movies the day before to see them. Yes, they are crazy about Edward, although some of them did not like the movie Edward. They said that he was not "their Edward" . Eduard joked around and said they were talking about him and how nice that he was so "perfect." He really is quite the gentleman. He will be graduating in March from the University with a Bachelors degree in business.

The talks were from Marvin J Ashton, Feb'93 The Importance Of Setting Goals.
Set your goals. Without goals you can't measure your progress. But don't become frustrated if the victories don't come quickly or easily. Remind yourself that striving can be more important than arriving. If you are striving for excellence-if you are trying your best day by day with the wisest use of your time and energy to reach realistic goals, you are a success and you can feel proud of your accomplishments.
James E. Faust May'95 Look to the Divinity Within Us.
One of the nation's leading pollsters, Richard Worthlin has identified through polls an expression of the basic need of people in the United States. These needs are self esteem, peace of mind, and personal contentment. I believe these are the needs of God's children everywhere. How can these needs be satisfied? I suggest that behind each of these is the requirement to establish one's own personal identity as the offspring of God. All these needs, regardless of ethnic background, culture, or country, can be met if we look to the divinity that is within us.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

What a wonderful assignment--I love the Young Adults. That is so great. I don't know you but you and your husband just seem like perfect people for this work. Thank you for your service. These young people are blessed to have you both there.