I Know My Savior Lives

Gettysburg Ward Primary Newsletter

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"He spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began"

(Luke 1:70)

Primary Leader Features

Sister Shadle

My twin sister, Elizabeth, and I were born in a little town in upstate Pennsylvania called Wellsboro. The doctors didn't know that my mom was having twins, but I think my mom and dad were the most surprised! My family moved to Gettysburg when I was very young and that's where I grew up. After I graduated from High School I attended Weber State University playing the viola with a music scholarship majoring in music education. Some of my hobbies and likes are running, gardening, cooking, sewing, crafting, cross stitch and renovating our 100+ year old home. My husband, Scott, and I have 6 wonderful children and l feel blessed and like nothing more then being at home with my crew!

I loved Primary as a child. One of my favorite memories and, I believe, where my testimony began, was during Singing Time. My sister and I had a best friend in church named Teresa. We would always have Teresa sit right in the middle of the two of us. Our favorite song to sing was Search, Ponder and Pray. When ever we had the opportunity we would request that song and sing it to our hearts delight! Whenever I hear or sing that song I think of those sweet memories. I'm so grateful for the gospel, for Primary and my family.

Sister Loski

I grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. Over the years I’ve lived in Utah, Chile, Washington, Idaho and Pennsylvania. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Secondary Education teaching English, French and Spanish. Upon moving to Pennsylvania the state did not honor my teaching certification so I passed the National Park Service’s guide exam and became a battlefield guide giving tours in Spanish and French (and regular tours in English too) at Gettysburg National Military Park for nine years.

My husband and I served missions in the same mission, in the Santiago Chile North Mission. As missionaries, we never considered being anything other than friends. Our Mission President told us both (separately) just prior to our mission ending that the Spirit told him we were supposed to get married. He made us promise to go on a date together once we were both off our missions; we did and are very happy. We have four children and five grandchildren. Our oldest grandchild was just baptized in September.

For the past 17 years, my husband and I have owned and published a local magazine, The Gettysburg Experience. I am the co-publisher, editor and pretty much the sole writer for the magazine. (My husband handles the business part.) Every month I write four articles, update a Calendar of Events for things happening in Gettysburg and put in recipes and trivia questions along with taking and choosing photos in the magazine for publication. When I’m not working I enjoy reading and traveling. (We are on the road a lot!) My husband and I have been to 49 of the 50 states (we keep trying for Alaska) and 15 countries. I love the beach, watching wildlife in the forests, baking in the winter and playing the piano.

I joined the church at age 17 shortly after my 15-year-old sister was baptized. She investigated the church after doing a paper on the Mormons for a social studies class and I followed nine months later. I LOVE listening to the Primary children sing. Sometimes I get tears in my eyes and can’t read the music to play the piano for them but there is nothing sweeter than their voices singing about The Lord. I am so grateful for prophets, ancient and modern. I am especially grateful for Jesus Christ. He has done so much for us, for me, and I know that no matter how much I try, I can never repay Him for what He has done. He answers my prayers. He has helped me at every turn. And I am grateful!

March Lessons & Assignments

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Mark Your Calendar

01 March - Stake Conference

03 March - Girls Activity Day - Recognition Night

05 March - Relief Society Enrichment - RS Birthday Party - Polynesian Theme & Dinner

08 March - Fast Sunday

10 March - Game & Pizza Night for all Primary Children & Teachers at the Ward Building Cultural Hall 7 pm - 8 pm

15 March - Baptism Preview for those turning 8 this year to prepare for their Baptism

17 March - Girls Activity Day

20 March - Ward Talent Show & Dessert Showcase

28 March - General Women's Broadcast

Check the Ward Calendar for more details.

Weekly New Testament Scripture Challengs

3/1 Jesus Christ Teaches about Prayer

Matthew 6:5-13; 7:7-11; 26:36-46; Luke 9:28-29; 11:2-4, 9-13; James 1:5-6

3/8 Jesus Christ Heals the Sick

Matthew 8:5-10, 13; 25:34-40; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 4:38-40; 7:11-17; John 4:46-54; 13:34-35

3/15 Jesus Christ and the Sabbath Day

Matthew 12:1-13; Mark 2:23-28; 3:1-6; Luke 13:11-17; 14:1-6; John 5:2-16

3/22 Jesus Christ Used His Priesthood Power to Bless Others

Matthew 14:23-33; Mark 4:35-41; 6:33-44; Luke 9:37-43; Acts 10:38

3/29 Jesus Christ Performed Miracles

Mark 2:1-12; 5:21-43

Click on the links above to go directly to the scripture in LDS.org

Teaching - Improving - Loving

Teaching with questions by Jan Taylor

I had the opportunity to visit a senior Primary class a few months ago, and it was
inspiring to watch. The teacher stood at the front of the class with his Bible open.
He had the children open their scriptures to the same place, and they took turns
reading passages. He asked them questions to make sure they understood what
they read. Then he asked them questions to help them discover how these
passages related to their lives. I was impressed with the way the teacher led the
discussion through his inspired questions.

Teaching, No Greater Call points out that “questions can encourage those present to participate in discussions. They can help learners understand a principle, think about it more deeply, and relate it to their lives. They can lead learners to turn to the scriptures for answers. Most lesson manuals provide questions for getting discussions started and keeping them going. You may use these questions and prepare your own. Ask questions that encourage thoughtful comments and help individuals truly ponder the gospel” (Lesson 14).

Why do you think asking questions is important? What questions can you use that will help engage those you teach? How can you ask questions that will encourage learners to think more deeply? For answers and additional help, see “Teaching with Questions” on pages 68–70 of Teaching, No Greater Call.

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