Saturday, December 10, 2016

Teaching The Gospel (Chapter 22)

"The purpose of teaching.....is that we might be an instrument in the hands of the Lord in changing the heart of an individual." Let us study together to be better teachers in our every day life.

 -Sister Dunn

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Elder Dallin H. Oaks. "Sharing the Restored Gospel"

Sharing the gospel is our lifelong Christian duty and privilege. We will discuss three things every member can do to share the gospel regardless our circumstances in which we live or work. Member participation in missionary work is vital to achieving both conversions and retention. Come and discuss how we can work with our missionaries to find those who will be receptive to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

-Sister Dunn

Friday, November 11, 2016

"Walking the Savior's Path of Charity"

Our lesson this Sunday will be lesson no. 20 from the Howard W. Hunter manual "Walking the Savior's Path of Charity." As I've pondered the messages of this lesson, I've really felt the power in the Relief Society theme Charity Never Faileth. "Hatred always fails and bitterness always destroys, but 'charity never faileth'" (Gordon B. Hinckley, "Charity Never Faileth," October 1981, emphasis added).

Our loving Heavenly Father, through his inspired prophets, asks and encourages us to "walk in the Savior's path of charity." Why? Why is developing our sense of charity essential to our eternal progression and survival in this ever changing world of confusion and chaos?

Sisters, I invite you to read the lesson and ponder the times you have felt the Savior's love in your life. I look forward to meeting with you this Sunday and discussing Charity, the pure love of Christ.

-Sister Renzetti

Friday, November 4, 2016

General Women's Conference

Dear Sisters,

I was so impressed with The General Women's Conference in October 2016, I am really looking forward to hearing your responses about it.

"I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into my Home" by Jean B. Bingham was fantastic! She talked about charity and how we could give it easily with our words. I made the very cross stitch picture she did, maybe I can find it.

Speaker #2 "The Master Healer" by Carole M. Stephens spoke about our knowledge of the doctrine of Christ. The more we learn the more we can love our Savior.

"Rise Up in Strength, Sisters in Zion" was given by a pro, Bonnie L. Oscarson. This was her fifth General Conference talk. She talked about Morman Chapter 8 which describes the times we now live in. We need to prepare our children for "The Second Coming".

The last speaker was President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. His talk is titled "Fourth Floor Last Door". Among other topics he tells the story about the love of his life, his wife.

Sisters please review these talks so we can share our stories, feelings and witnesses to the above speakers.

Love, Shirlee

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness - Elder Kevin R. Duncan

“Forgiveness is a glorious, healing principle. We do not need to be a victim twice. We can forgive.”

“We live in a fallen world where mistakes will be made. Therefore, each of us is going to fall victim to the misdeeds of others. But God has provided an escape for all who fall victim to the misdeeds of others.” ‘What possible escape could we find in this fallen world?’, you might ask. “He has taught us that we can forgive!!”

Think of a time someone offended or hurt you. How did holding on to those feelings of hurt and anger make you feel? “An unforgiving heart harbors so much needless pain.” Now think of how you felt when you forgave them. Did you feel as if a burden had been lifted? Are there any heavy loads you are currently carrying that could be lifted by forgiving another?

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin stated: “The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss…Every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude.”

Come worship with us this Sunday and learn how we can become more like Him through having a forgiving heart.

~Sister Buttars

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"Family Councils" Elder M. Russell Ballard

“A family council, when conducted with love and with Christlike attributes, will counter the impact of modern technology that often distracts us from spending quality time with each other and also tends to bring evil right into our homes.”

There are at least four types of family counsels.

1. Full Family Council
     a. Includes all family members
2. Executive Family Council
     a. Includes only the parents
3. Limited Family Council
     a. Includes both parents and an individual child
4. One-on-one Family Council
     a. Includes one parent and one child

“Everyone can adapt a family council to take advantage of this divine pattern established by our loving Heavenly Father.”

“Combined with prayer, a family council will invite the presence of the Savior, as He promised: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

If any of you hold family councils in your own homes, we would love to hear your experiences and what benefits you have seen in your life and the lives of your family. From reading and studying this talk, I can see the benefits of implementing this in our lives.

~Sister Buttars

Friday, September 2, 2016

"Saving Your Life"

The lesson for Sunday is taken from a talk by D. Todd Christofferson titled “Saving Your Life”. This is a very profound talk with great insights to our daily living. Please take a moment to read it.

From the talk:
Jesus Christ speaking to Peter declared: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

We will be talking about the Lord’s seemingly paradoxical declaration that “He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” It teaches a powerful, far-reaching doctrine that we need to understand and apply.

The greatest illustration of saving one’s life by losing it is this: “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.” In giving His life, Christ not only saved His own—He saved the lives of all of us. He made it possible for us to exchange what would otherwise have been an ultimately futile mortal life for eternal life.

-Sister Armstrong

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Marriage – An Eternal Partnership

“In the temple, we receive the highest ordinance available to men and women, the sealing of husbands and wives together for eternity.”

 This chapter will take us through the various stages. Those who are not married, those deciding whom to marry, those who are married, and those who have experienced divorce.

 How can we have a successful marriage?

 “Marriage is a learned behavior. Our conscious effort, not instinct, determines the success.” “It is often said that being happily and successfully married is generally not so much a matter of marrying the right person as it is being the right person.” “Living the principles of the gospel makes a happy marriage…When two people can live the principles of the gospel, marriage can be sweet and it can be happy.”

 Ponder 1 Corinthians 13:4

 Ponder in your hearts how you have worked to make a successful marriage. If you are not married, ponder what you are doing to prepare yourself for marriage.

 I love being married and am excited about this topic. I look forward to discussing it with you all! 

~Sister Buttars

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper

In this lesson, President Hunter wants to teach us to understand the significance of the sacrament and it's connection to the ancient celebration of the Passover and to review the Savior's introduction of this ordinance during a Passover meal with his disciples. Come join us for this discussion.

"As [Jesus] took the bread and broke it, and took the cup and blessed it, he was presenting himself as the Lamb of God who would provide spiritual nourishment and eternal salvation."

-Sister Dunn

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Visiting Teaching

Sisters we will be studying Chapter 7 from Daughters in My Kingdom tomorrow in Relief Society along with the 2000 General Conference talk from Virginia U Jensen titled "Ripples."

 We will have a fun quiz about the origins of Relief Society and Visiting Teaching with prizes so reading will reap prizes as well as blessings! :)

 Please follow the two links below for your reading preparation. 


 Thoughts to ponder from this chapter:

"The Savior calls His disciples to work with Him in His ministry, giving them the opportunity to serve others and become more like Him. In Relief Society, each sister has the opportunity to watch over and strengthen sisters one by one through visiting teaching. Sister Julie B. Beck, the fifteenth Relief Society general president, said, “Because we follow the example and teachings of Jesus Christ, we value this sacred assignment to love, know, serve, understand,"


Thoughts to ponder from this talk:

"Like the expanding circles our pebbles made on Jackson Lake, the actions of righteous women ripple on and on through time and space and even generations. These righteous actions come from our understanding of the divine mission of Jesus Christ, our knowledge of the gospel plan, our obedience to eternal commandments, and our work in this, the kingdom of God on earth."

 Sisters, I have a testimony of the divinely inspired program of Visiting Teaching and look forward to discussing this important assignment,while encouraging and strengthening one another.

 Love, Sister Marstella ​

Thursday, July 21, 2016

"I Was A Stranger"

Our R.S. Lesson for July 24 is from a conference talk by Sister Linda K. burton, Relief Society General President titled "I Was A Stranger".

 On the day Relief Society was organized Emma Smith declared, " We are going to do something extraordinary...we expect Extraordinary occasions and pressing calls". Those pressing calls and extraordinary occasions presented themselves frequently then...as they do now.

 Sister Burton also referenced a talk given by President Henry B. Eyring, " The Caregiver". In the November 2012 Ensign. We will be discussing how we love and teach one another.

Sister Dunn

Friday, July 1, 2016

"Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me"


I am excited to lead our discussion on Sunday about Elder Neil L. Anderson's talk "Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me". I love this apostle, he has such a kind and loving spirit. He quotes the Savior "Suffer the little children...to come unto me: for such is the kingdom of heaven". His talk is very relevant to this dispensation. He educated us about the changing times and the relevance of our kindness and sensitivity towards children. Please read the talk and plan to share your experiences regarding this topic.

Love, Shirlee

Thursday, June 23, 2016

"In Praise of Those Who Save" -- President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Joseph Smith restored the precious truth that marriages and families are meant to be eternal.”

 “Strong marriage and family relationships require constant, intentional work.”

 Reflect on your own marriage and family relationships. (With children, parents, siblings, etc.) What can you personally do to increase the love and strengthen the relationship?

 “Great marriages are built brick by brick, day after day, over a lifetime… If it appears to take forever, remember: happy marriages are meant to last forever!”

 “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln

 “There is not one solution that covers every situation. Those who save their families are successful because they counsel with their spouse and family, seek the will of the Lord, and listen for the promptings of the Holy Ghost. They know that what is right for one family may not be right for another.”

 Come with your own ideas and personal experiences on how to strengthen family relationships and bring everyone closer to each other and to their Savior!

 Natalie Buttars

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"Bear Up Their Burdens With Ease"


Elder David A. Bednar in his April 2015 General Conference talk ("Bear Up Their Burdens With Ease") stated, "Most of us know that when we do things wrong and need help to overcome the effects of sin in our lives, the Savior has made it possible for us to become clean through His redeeming power. BUT do we also understand that the Atonement is for faithful men and women who are striving to become better and serve more faithfully? I wonder if we fail to fully acknowledge this strengthening aspect of the Atonement in our lives and mistakenly believe we must carry our load alone, through sheer grit, will power, and discipline and with our obviously limited capabilities."

Tomorrow in Relief Society we will study this General Conference talk about the strengthening power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus Christ invites all of us to "Come unto me ... For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

What does it mean to "yoke" ourselves with the Savior? How do we do this?

Elder Bednar gives Mosiah 24:13-15 as an example of the Savior's promise, "For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." What happened to the people of Alma? How did they feel the Savior's promise?

I look forward to discussing this ever so important topic with you tomorrow in Relief Society.

Sister Marstella

Monday, May 9, 2016

Lesson #10 The Scriptures- The Most Profitable of all Learning

Howard W. Hunter loved the scriptures and his talks were always filled with simple stories from them, to teach the Saints how to live the gospel.

1. Do you have a regular scripture reading schedule?
2. Do you have suggestions that have enhanced your scripture study?
3. Is there a correlation between scripture study and faith and obedience?
4. Have you had a scripture that impacted your life with great benefit?

 Please come prepared to share. President Eryring said, “ Reading, studying,and pondering are not the same thing. We read words, and we may get ideas. We study and we may discover patterns and connections in scripture. But when we ponder, we invite revelation by the Spirit. Pondering to me is the thinking and the praying I do after reading and studying in the scriptures carefully.”

I know most of you have phones and tablets that you read your scriptures on at church, because it is so wonderfully convenient. Would you please”lug” your hard copy scriptures to Relief Society this Sunday?

Joseph Smith taught, “ that to gain faith (women) must have a knowledge of the nature and kind of being God is; they must have a correct idea of his character, perfections, and attributes; and they must so live as to gain the assurance that their conduct is in harmony with the Divine Will. Faith is thus born of scripture study."

Elder Maxwell noted on several occasions, we are to "feast upon the words of Christ--not nibble" Come Sunday, and let’s feast together on these scriptures, which President Kimball called “So Great a Treasure”

With love, Karen Bateman

Saturday, April 30, 2016

"See Yourself In The Temple"

Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke in this past General Conference. His talk was titled, "See Yourself in the Temple." Tomorrow in Relief Society we will be reviewing this conference address.

Some things to ponder before the lesson:

1) Why does the Lord command his people to build temples?
2) What are the purposes of the temple?
3) How can we prepare to attend the temple?

Elder Cook said, "The combination of increased numbers of temples and advanced technology to fulfill our sacred family history responsibilities for our ancestors makes this the most blessed time in all history."

Elder Cook quotes Brigham Young, "There is not one thing the Lord could do for the salvation of the human family that he has neglected to do; ... all that can be accomplished for their salvation, independent of them, has been accomplished in and by the Savior."

Ponder these thoughts and be prepared to participate in a great discussion about the blessings of the temple.

 I love you sisters.

Natalie Marstella

Friday, April 22, 2016

It Works Wonderfully! By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

This is a great lesson that gives each of us the opportunity to evaluate how effectively we are living the gospel and letting it into our lives. How well is the gospel working for you?

“Tell a man there are trillions of stars in the universe, and he’ll believe you. Tell him there’s wet paint on the wall, and he’ll touch it just to be sure.” Aren’t we all a little bit like this? Sometimes, the truth may just seem too straightforward, too plain, and too simple for us to fully appreciate its great value. So we set aside what we have experienced and know to be true in pursuit of more mysterious or complicated information. Hopefully we will learn that when we chase after shadows, we are pursuing matters that have little substance and value.”

Please ponder the following question. “When it comes to spiritual truth, how can we know that we are on the right path?” What has occurred in your own life that has let you know you’re on the correct path or that has let you know when you need to alter your direction?

“Are we making our discipleship too complicated? This beautiful gospel is so simple a child can grasp it, yet so profound and complex that it will take a lifetime—even an eternity—of study and discovery to fully understand it. Brothers and sisters, living the gospel doesn’t need to be complicated.”

“If we look at ourselves only through our mortal eyes, we may not see ourselves as good enough. But our Heavenly Father sees us as who we truly are and who we can become. He sees us as His sons and daughters, as beings of eternal light with everlasting potential and with a divine destiny.”

“When someone asks us, “How is being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints working for you?” we will be able to say with pride, in all humility, and with great joy, “It works wonderfully! Thank you for asking! Would you like to know more?”

Much love,

Sister Buttars

Thursday, April 14, 2016


This lesson is a global picture of sharing the Gospel to all kindred, tongues and people. President Hunter talks about the walls individuals face in life that impede them from sharing the gospel. President Hunter asks us to look around our neighborhood and introspectively ask ourselves what are the top 3 obstacles in our lives when it comes to sharing the gospel? Write them down and bring them to class. Also write down the first step you could take to overcome one of these barriers. Please! You may be rewarded for your diligence!

 Many of you have served missions, as well as your husbands, that is stage one. We, of course, send our missionary sons and daughters. and also grandchildren, as missionaries throughout the world. That is stage 2. Now we are in Stage 3, the Member Missionary, President Hunter states "We need to lift our vision beyond personal prejudices." "We need to discover the supreme truth that indeed our Father is no respecter of persons" The Gospel of Jesus Christ will bless and enrich every soul. President Hunter also said, " A great indicator of one's personal conversion is the desire to share the gospel with others". Put on your"imaginary badge" and come prepared to knock down some of your obstacles in sharing the gospel.

 See you Sunday,
Karen Bateman

1. How have you been blessed through the Atonement?
2. What does the Atonement have to do with Missionary work?
3. How have you been blessed by the Gospel?
4. What can you do to increase your desire to share the gospel?
5. Do you regularly include the gospel in your daily conversations?
6 When was the last time you shared the gospel with someone? How did it go?
7. Do you believe the Lord will help you overcome all obstacles in sharing the Gospel?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ - Elder Dallin H. Oaks

How appropriate we get to study Elder Oak’s talk on the Atonement on this Easter Sunday! I pray that we will come away more fully understanding the Atonement and how we can apply it in our lives.

“Most scriptural accounts of the Atonement concern the Savior’s breaking the bands of death and suffering for our sins….but he also...experienced the pains and sicknesses and infirmities of His people.”

President Boyd K. Packer explained, “He had no debt to pay. He had committed no wrong. Nevertheless, an accumulation of all of the guilt, the grief and sorrow, the pain and humiliation, all of the mental, emotional, and physical torments known to man – He experienced them all.”

And he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. Alma 7:12 (Succor means to give relief or aid to.)

We all have devastating trials in our lives. The healing and peace from the Atonement is the only way to heal from such devastation and loss. The Savior felt ALL things so he could truly understand and help us in our infirmities.

Through our Savior’s Atonement, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. Philippians 4:13.

I’m looking forward to your insights this coming Sunday!

Natalie Buttars

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Atonement & Resurrection of Jesus Christ

It is the week before Easter, and we will study Lesson #6 The Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Sisters, there is no more important doctrine to know and understand than the Atonement and Resurrection. It is the center of every Christian's faith, and it is the greatest of all the miracles performed by our Savior, A wonderful free gift given by a loving Heavenly Father and His beloved Son. Christ's resurrection ushers in the blessings of immortality and the possibility of eternal life.

"I am the resurrection and the life: He that believeth in me, though he were dead,yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." ( John 11:25-26)

Think through your own life - how has the Atonement given you hope and assurance through your trials ?

Christ appeared to many people after His resurrection, why are their testimonies significant to you?

Christ has offered us the ability to conquer death and live eternally - What must we offer back to Him?

With all my heart Sisters, I testify that God loved us enough to offer his Only Begotten Son, the perfect Son to atone for our sins, die upon the cross, and have the power to resurrect in three days. I know that each of us will conquer death as well, and live again not only in their presence but with all those whom we loved so much in this second estate.

Love, Karen Bateman

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chapter 5 "Joseph Smith - Prophet of the Restoration"

We will be studying about Howard W. Hunter's testimony, life and faith of Joseph Smith as the Prophet, Seer, and Revelatory of the restoration.

"Many times the gospel [has] been given to the world through the prophets, and each time [it has been] lost because of disobedience. In the year 1820 the silence was broken, and the Lord again appeared to a prophet."

President Hunter said, "I testify that the boy prophet, who in so many ways remains the central miracle … of this church’s experience, is living proof that, within God’s hands and under the direction of the Savior of the world, weak and simple things should come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones.

“The responsibility I feel for the work the Prophet Joseph inaugurated fills me with a determination to do all I can in the time and season allotted to me. Surely Joseph was faithful and true to his time and season! … I bear solemn testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith as the Lord’s anointed servant in these the latter days. To his testimony of the divinity and reality of Jesus Christ I add my own.”

Why is it vital for Latter-day Saints to have a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God? 

Sisters, please study this lesson and come prepared to discuss Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration.

Sister Dunn

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Chosen to Bear Testimony of My Name

Chosen to Bear Testimony of My Name David A. Bednar While speaking of the church in an interview with Mike Wallace, President Hinckley remarked, “Isn’t it wonderful to have a man of maturity at the head, a man of judgment who isn’t blown about by every wind of doctrine?”

Do we recognize the blessings and wisdom that come from the 1st presidency and Quorum of the 12 Apostles being in their later years? What benefits does this bring?

 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. Article of Faith #5

 Do we sustain the prophet and apostles? Do we have a testimony that they are called of God? Do we sustain our church leaders at the local level?

 If we have a testimony that these men are called of God, shouldn’t we then have a testimony of the commandments and doctrines they put in place?

 We will be going over the final testimonies from General Conference of the last six prophets and apostles that have passed on:

President James E. Faust   April 2007 
President Gordon B. Hinckley   October 2007 
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin   October 2008 
Elder L. Tom Perry   April 2015 
President Boyd K. Packer   April 2015 
Elder Richard G. Scott   October 2014 

 Below are links to their final conference addresses if you would like to read them.

 James E. Faust https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2007/04/the-healing-power-of-forgiveness?lang=eng 

Gordon B. Hinckley https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2007/10/the-stone-cut-out-of-the-mountain?lang=eng 

Joseph B. Worthlin https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2008/10/come-what-may-and-love-it?lang=engL. 

Tom Perry https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/why-marriage-and-family-matter-everywhere-in-the-world?lang=eng 

Boyd K. Packer https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/the-plan-of-happiness?lang=eng 

 I look forward to learning from each of your insights this coming Sunday!

 ~Natalie Buttars

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Help from on High

“Perhaps no promise in life is more reassuring than that promise of divine assistance and spiritual guidance in times of need.” - Howard W. Hunter

 The learning and wisdom of the earth and all that is temporal comes to us through our physical senses in earthly, temporal ways. We touch, we see, we hear and taste and smell and learn. However, spiritual knowledge, as Paul has said, comes to us in a spiritual way from its spiritual source. Paul continues:

 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Cor. 2:14) - Lesson Manual, pg. 79

 What are some of the ways that spiritual knowledge has helped you?

 How do you go about building your spiritual strength?

 Let’s share observations, experiences, and best practices this Sunday in Relief Society. I look forward to learning with you.

 - Mary Reid

Friday, February 5, 2016

"My Peace I Give Unto You"

We live in a world where conflict and unrest seem to be ever present. People are longing for peace and tranquility.

 On Sunday, we will study Chapter 2 of the Teachings of Presidents: Howard W Hunter: "My Peace I Give unto You."

 "... Indifference to the Savior or failure to keep the commandments of God brings about insecurity, inner turmoil, and contention. These are the opposite of peace. Peace can come to an individual only by an unconditional surrender -- surrender to him who is the Prince of peace, who has the power to confer peace."

 What experiences have helped you come to know this truth? How can we receive this peace that Jesus offers?

 Sisters, please study this chapter and come prepared to discuss how, through the Savior, we can have peace in our lives, even during difficult times.

 I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

 Sister Marstella

Thursday, January 28, 2016

"Faith & Keys"


 This coming Sunday we will be having a combined Priesthood/Relief Society meeting during the 3rd hour. We will meet in the institute room.

Our lesson this Sunday will be from President Eyring's October 2004 Conference Address, "Faith and Keys."

 After reading this talk, please take time to ponder these thoughts:

 "To keep ourselves grounded in the Lord’s Church, we can and must train our eyes to recognize the power of the Lord in the service of those He has called. We must be worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. And we need to pray for the Holy Ghost to help us know that men who lead us hold this power."

 " ...just as in the time of Paul, the power of those priesthood keys for us requires our faith. We have to know by inspiration that the priesthood keys are held by those who lead and serve us. That requires the witness of the Spirit."

 Why is it important for us to know that our leaders hold priesthood keys? How does this keep us "grounded in the Lord's Church?"

 I look forward to discussing this important topic with you on Sunday.

 Sister Marstella

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Faith Is Not by Chance, but by Choice"

Dear Sisters,

This Sunday we have the privilege of discussing the talk "Faith Is Not by Chance, but by Choice", by Elder Neil L. Andersen. The question that first caught my attention was, "How does the Savior see my faith?". I have been thinking about that question all month. It has led me to other questions, such as : "What is faith?" " What increases faith?" "How can I be relentless in protecting my faith?" Elder Andersen states that "Faith in Jesus Christ is a gift from heaven that comes as we choose to believe and as we seek it and hold on to it." I look forward to discussing this great gift of faith, which is so fundamental to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I see so many of you demonstrate great faith in the Lord Jesus Christ-you are an example to me!

Love, Sister Stoddard