We recently had our Young Women in Excellence Night. This year we focused on the joy and blessings that come from living a life focused on values. We wanted the girls in our Young Women's organization to pursue the happiness that will be theirs when the serve their Heavenly Father and grow strong in the gospel. We patterned our evening after a talk by Dieter F. Uctdorf called Living the Gospel Joyful .
What was almost-joyful was working on the set up of this event. It seemed like everything was going wrong. It turns out that our presidency has super powers and we make a great team. We ALMOST transformed the gym into a really elegant venue (MINUS the basketball hoop, wood floor, carpeted walls) but so it goes at an LDS Chapel.
Refreshments were rainbow cupcakes, Italian Sodas in all the value colors, and fruit cups
Values Signs for the Project Table
If there is ever any doubt that Young Women's is worthwhile, one should take a peek in on Young Women in Excellence. These fine young ladies spend much of the year focusing on their Personal Progress and completing their value projects. The end result is sweet and touching to see. I never have any doubt that inspired design is behind the Church youth program.