Valparaiso Ward

Young Women's

December * Building the Kingdom of God in the Latter Days

“May the kingdom of God go forth, that the kingdom of heaven may come” (D&C 65:6).
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Celebrate the Savior’s Birth on Social Media. Got to mormon.org or you can click on the picture of Mary and baby Jesus below.

December Calender

2* YW/YM combined activity Missionary Christmas Bags 7pm
5* Valpo Ward Christmas Dinner 5pm
6* First Presidency Christmas Devotional 7pm
9* Beehives Preparing names to do Baptism for the Dead
Miamaid/Laurel Service Project Wrapping Christmas gifts 7pm
16* Christmas Experience (Surprise)
20* BYC and SED come with great ideas for the 2016 calender
23* No Activty
30* Beehives traveling to Indianapolis Temple to do baptisms for the dead
Miamaid/Laurel TBA

Take Time for Personal Progress

The value to be working on for the month is Virtue.

Virtue #2: "Virtuous living “at all times and in all things, and in all places” qualifies you for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. When you are baptized and confirmed, you are given the gift of the Holy Ghost to guide all aspects of your life. Since the Holy Ghost does not dwell in unclean tabernacles, living a virtuous life is a prerequisite to having the companionship of the Holy Ghost and receiving the blessings of temple ordinances. Read the following scripture references and identify the promised blessings: John 14:26–27; 15:26; 2 Nephi 32:1–5; and Doctrine and Covenants 45:57–59; 88:3–4; 121:45–46. In your journal record what you have learned, and write about a time when you felt the guidance of the Holy Ghost."

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Virtue #3: "Prepare to be worthy to enter the temple and to participate in temple ordinances. Read Alma chapter 5. Make a list of the questions Alma asks. Answer the questions for yourself, and make a list of the things you can and will do to prepare yourself to be pure and worthy to enter the temple and receive all the blessings our Heavenly Father has promised His beloved daughters."

Individual Worth #6: "When you participate in family history, you come to understand your identity and individual worth. Visit with your living relatives to learn as much information about your family history as possible. Then complete a pedigree chart of your family and list the temple ordinances that have been completed for each person."

Youth Theme

2015 is coming to an end. We have been challenged this past year by the leaders of our church to
"Serve him with all our Heart, Might, Mind and Strength."
December is an Excellent time to Serve. Some people you could Serve could be your family, friends, Church family, neighbors.
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One of my favorite Christmas hymns was preformed last year by the Piano Guys and guest, it was amazing!
Over A Thousand People Came Together To Break a Record And Bring This Moving Christmas Hymn To Life