Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 28th

Sorry fellow ward members last week the blog was not updated like it should have been. Hopefully you were still able to think about the upcoming sabbath during your week, and felt spiritually prepared for sacrament meeting.
This coming Sunday is full of amazing things. In the evening we will be having a special fireside/dinner to learn more about the passover. To come prepared be thinking about the Passovers purpose in symbolizing the atonement. Sacrament meeting will be the ward Easter program. The exact contents of the program is a surprise, but rest assured that it will be a wonderful meeting. Because we are preparing for Easter, the question posed is how has the atonement effected your life? What special relationship do you feel you have with Christ our savior?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 14th

Hi ward,
We took a break from blogging last week because of stake conference and Sister Beck, but now we are back. This week is high council Sunday, so we will need extra preparation for the sabbath. The message will be centered around selfless service. Obviously Christ is the best example of selfless service in our lives. What are ways we can exemplify this attribute?
According to President Spencer W. Kimball,

[The Savior] gave himself for his followers. … He was ever conscious of doing what was right and of meeting the real and true needs of those he served. He put himself and his own needs second and ministered to others beyond the call of duty, tirelessly, lovingly, effectively. So many of the problems in the world today spring from selfishness and self-centeredness in which too many make harsh demands of life and others in order to meet their demands.

The more we understand what really happened in the life of Jesus of Nazareth in Gethsemane and on Calvary, the better able we will be to understand the importance of sacrifice and selflessness in our lives.

If we follow in [the Savior’s] footsteps, we can live by faith rather than by fear. If we can share his perspective about people, we can love them, serve them, and reach out to them—rather than feeling anxious and threatened by others.

If you have some more time in your daily study here is the whole lesson:
Lesson 8 Selfless Service

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February 28th

Hi ward! I hope everyone is enjoying their week. This coming Sunday will be a Fast Sunday to help us prepare for stake conference. Please share ways that help you to prepare for fast sunday, and how to keep your mind focus on the true purpose of fasting.

"President Ezra Taft Benson has also told us that we should use wisdom in our fasting, break the fast with light eating, keep our physical work to a minimum, and couple the fast with prayer and meditation. If we do, the fast “can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit.” (
Ensign, Nov. 1974, pp. 66–67.)

Fasting—A Gift of Joy
By Sheryl Condie Kempton

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 21st

Hey all I hope everyone enjoyed their Presidents/Valentines Day weekend! We took a break from the ward blog as well, but we are back again this week. The theme for this upcoming Sunday is missionary work. Specifically the Missionary council will be speaking and presenting the ward mission plan. What are your feelings regarding missionary work? With few non-members around us to share the gospel with, how can we act as missionaries?

Sunday, January 31, 2010

February 7th

Next Sunday is fast Sunday. We encourage you to share your feelings on the principle of the fast, and any how you prepare for your fast.

"Fasting in the proper spirit and in the Lord’s way will energize us spiritually, strengthen our self-discipline, fill our homes with peace, lighten our hearts with joy, fortify us against temptation, prepare us for times of adversity, and open the windows of heaven.Listen to the rich blessings prophesied for those who live the law of the fast: “Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. … The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, … and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, The Law of the Fast, Liahona July 2001

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hello members of the BYU 106th ward. Your Spiritual and Temporal Welfare committee has decided to create this blog as a forum for you to discuss your feelings on the upcoming Sunday's topic. To participate in the discussion simply click on the comment link at the bottom of the latest post and leave your opinion. In creating this blog we hope that all who contribute will be more prepared for the coming sabbath, and brought closer together through their testimony of the gospel.