Monday, March 1, 2010

A New Calling

I'm really excited about my new calling. I've been called as the Assistant Ward Welfare Specialist. It's a new calling for our ward. It encompasses the callings of the Ward Employment Specialist and Ward Provident Living Specialist. Previously the wards welfare needs were being met by the leaders of our ward, but since that need is becoming so great they have called 2 of us to this calling and many more to be called to the committee as well.

Here is a definition provided by

“The stake presidency [or bishopric] . . . may call welfare specialists to assist the stake [or ward] welfare committee as needed. These specialists should be stake [or ward] members who can assist other members in such things as finding employment, improving nutrition and sanitation, storing food, obtaining health care, improving literacy, managing finances, and helping meet other welfare needs”

I truly feel called of God to serve in this committee. He has been inspiring me all week on ways I can serve and how to get this committee going. All this days before I was even asked by our Bishop.

Sister Duke and I had our first meeting yesterday as a committee and we already have so much planned for this month and next month. I can't wait to share the news with our ward, but for now it will have to wait. Other helpful tips I will also pass on to my family and friends. I may have to start a different blog, but I will let you all know.

1 comment:

Scott & Annedria said...

That's exciting. It's always so nice when you can be excited about a calling and feel like the Lord called you. Good luck with your new calling!!