Families Are Forever

Gettysburg Ward Primary Newsletter

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John 14:6

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me"

O Come, Emmanuel - Christmas Version - ThePianoGuys

December Lessons & Assignments

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Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday Nights - 11 year old Scouts

Dec 4th - RS Enrichment 7:00 pm - Cookie Exchange (bring 3 dz to exchange & 1 dz to share) - bring a container to take home your cookies!

Dec 2nd & 16th - Cub Scouts

Dec 9th - Girls Activity Days - Christmas holiday theme

Dec 12th - Ward Christmas Activity 6:30 pm - bring a Gingerbread House to display

Dec 25th - Christmas Day - time for families

Sister Hogg

I was born in Williamsport, PA, lived in Ralston, PA, Englewood, CO and Germany until my family settled in the Hanover/Gettysburg area of Pennsylvania. Having a love for math and sciences I ventured out for college and obtained a BS degree in Biology and was accepted into a PhD program for Genetics. Currently I’m a full time mom of three children and love watching them grow. As a family we enjoy spending time together watching movies, playing games and swimming. I’m fanatical about exercising for my health as I firmly believe in its benefits for staying healthy which enables me to keep up with my family.

My calling in Primary has been a special blessing to me. Getting to know each child, experiencing their sweet spirits and learning firsthand how tender their feelings are, has shown me how much each of us needs to be loved and appreciated as individuals. I have come to realize how closely our children watch us and are influenced by us; it is up to us all to set good examples for them and to show them they are loved.

Being born and raised in the church, I knew the church was true at a very young age however, at the age of 9 or 10 I felt the spirit speak to me for the first time and that experience anchored my testimony. I know this church is true. I know that we have a living prophet that speaks for the Lord. I know that Joseph Smith truly did see and speak with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that the Lord knows all of us personally and knows exactly where we need to serve. I know that He loves us so much that he sent his perfect son down to die for me. I am so grateful for his love and this church.

Message for Teachers

How can I show love for those I teach?

Jesus Christ loved those He taught. He prayed for them and found opportunities to express His love. We can develop love for those we teach by praying for them and selflessly serving them. When those we teach can sense that we sincerely love them, their hearts are softened, and they are more open to the truths we are teaching.

“If [students] are unresponsive, maybe you can't teach them yet, but you can love them. And if you love them today, maybe you can teach them tomorrow.... I think that is totally within our power. None of that is dependent upon them. We can love them from start to finish, and miracles will happen.” —Jeffrey R. Holland

Prayerfully study these scriptures and resources to help you increase your love for those you teach.

- John 13:34 (We should love others as Jesus Christ loves us)

- Mosiah 28:1–3; Alma 17:21–39; 20:21–27 (Ammon shows love to the Lamanites whom he is teaching)

- Moroni 7:45–46 (Without charity we are nothing)

- Thomas S. Monson, “Examples of Great Teachers,” Ensign or Liahona, June 2007, 74–80

- “Love Those You Teach,” Teaching, No Greater Call (1999), 31–39.