Monday, September 15, 2008

Take Me Out to the Primary

Saturday morning Brother Felmley, the first councilor in the bishopric, called us as we lumbered out the door. Our arms overflowed with the car seat, diaper bag, temple bags, jackets, and a twelve hour supply of food. He asked if he could come over to our apartment, but settled for offering me a calling over the phone.

In the celestial room I had a unique experience, where I learned how much God loves the little children. I was impressed that I need to have that love towards the kids in my class, and to magnify my calling. It's a good thing I had that experience before I talked to Sister Moody, the primary president. She called me on the way home from the temple at 9:00 that night.

“Your class is….great,” she began but urged me to make my rules and expectations known to the class immediately, and stick to them. She also assured me that each of the kids in my class has wonderful parents that will back me up, and that tips for classroom discipline are on the church website.

Yesterday only three of the five children were there, one of them being Brother Felmley's son. I think I'll review those tips on the church website before next week. Otherwise, I am super excited to teach about the Book of Mormon again. I jumped in at just the right time, when Christ is visiting the Americas after his resurrection.


The Barker's said...

Good luck with your new calling! Sounds like it'll be one of those challenging yet rewarding callings that you learn and grow a lot from. I miss working in the primary and I already know what a great primary teacher you are! Have fun!

Grondahl Family said...

Wow, I am really behind on your blog! Congrats on the greatest calling in the church! I don't think we will ever be released, but what can you do? At any rate, I good luck with it. If anyone can charm those kids, it's you.
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