Monday, June 01, 2009

Ward Update

We had another Kidney Drive this last week and kept the same theme as last year: A Kidney For Everyone. We had the youth of the ward visit all the able bodied members of the ward to see if they had a kidney they were willing to give up. 13 members of the ward were willing to donate kidneys and we appreciate your willingness to help others.

Speaking of helping others, I sure do put in a lot of hours serving the ward and normally I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I'm realizing that no one else will (except sister Elizabeth Cardoon every time she gives her testimony and honestly, it's starting to freak me out) so that's why I've decided to every once in a while just mention a few things I've done to help, that would otherwise go unnoticed. For example, after we handed out the packets of seeds to all the mothers on mother's day, I took the remaining seeds to all the shut-ins that live in our ward that have never had the pleasure of baring children. I included a sweet note that said, "I hope that by planting these seeds and seeing them grow, that it won't remind you of your own barren womb. Instead, I hope they smell good and you'll get to use one of the senses God has given you."

That's just one of the nice things I did this week, out of so many.

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Thank you for the packet of seeds.

Millie said...

That's nice, but good deeds are to be kept in your heart thay are not to be publized.

Brent said...

You crack me up! Thanks for your blog!

Ashley and Jeremy said...

hahahaha that last little half a paragraph was awesome.

supersizedcombo said...

I am grateful every day you have not been translated! It could happen at anytime, and I must prepare myself for that.

K*tty said...

Bishop, I am so missing what is going on in the ward. Did you have a heart drive after the kidney drive was so successful?

Mike and Hallie said...

This is old news. We want more!

Sister LaDawn Snow said...

Were those Sansabelt Slacks you were wearing when I tooted your horn last week?

JustMe said...

Love your blog! You make me laugh. I've passed a link on to my FB friends.

Are you sure you're not my Bishop?

JustMe said...

I'm so sad - I just found you, and now I've read all of your blogs.

Blog faster

Please

shel7by said...

i miss you, bishop. when your back from guest-bishoping in Burley, ID, will you please post something new?

fuelMybrain said...

I also appreciated the donation enveloped included with the note and seeds to help donate to all of our welfare members who are on church assistance with their 6 kids too many.

See you Sunday!