Saturday, January 30, 2010

The best of EFY

I had the opportunity to attend the best of EFY (especially for youth) today, because I am a young women's leader. It was so much fun... so uplifting... it was really the boost that I needed. I will run down my favorite part from each speaker.

Brother Su'a

3 decisions that can bring more peace to your life.
1} decide to be happy.
"Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit in which you accept life's challenges."
2} Decide to change.
"therefore cheer up your hearts and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves..." (2Nephi 10:23)
3} Decide to NEVER give up.
"Christ knows what we need while we merely know what we want." (Neil A. Maxwell)

all of the trials in life are to give us strength... it is all about attitude.

Brother Johnson

Build your foundation on the savior.
pray... dress yourself in the armor of God.

"Someone is watching, and that's a fact,
someone will copy the way you act.
So make this your motto, and put it to use,
Be someone's example, and not their excuse."
~Kathy McDonald

Know your weaknesses, and DON'T GO THERE!!
Be a good example, and don't do things and be in places where the holy ghost can't be present.

Brother Costello

self control. We live in a world that is out of control. however, "though we live IN the world... we need not be OF the world."
"Poeple do not lack strengh, they lack will." ~Victor Hugo

"Some of the greatest battles of our lives are fought within the silent chambers of our own souls." ~David O. Mckay

Be an example.
Be a comfortor.
Virtue = Power.

These are obviously just little blurbs from my notes, but I can tell you that I am so happy to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I believe in it will all of my heart. I feel like in a world of pain and suffering it is truely my light. I am uplifted and I have a new resolve to be all that I can be. I will be an example. (just don't follow toooo close... I slam on my brakes alot.) lol! =)
~all my love


Doty Family said...

It was such an AMAZING opportunity to go and be with the girls and be uplifted. I am so grateful to be in my calling with all of you ladies!! Your all amazing! I am still laughing about the Satan and his buddies, quote. We are truly blessed to have the gospel.

Brian and Hillary said...

Those were some great quotes. I enjoyed them. A few of them make a lot of sense.

I went to a efy when I was younger, it was with my cousin in her ward. I don't really remember going with any one else or to any others.

Cindy L. said...

Sounds like a great EFY! I wish sometimes that I was in the YW too. I'll bet they keep you movin' in the right direction. Thanks for the insight.

Hopie said...

I was a BEFY virgin until Saturday. How lucky are we to get to go? I loved every minute!!!

Third Times A Charm said...

IT is always great to get that little extra dose of the spirit when we are needing it. YW would be a great calling!

Ashley said...

I loved this post, it was exactly what I needed to read this afternoon. Thank you!

keller family said...

You are so lucky to be in YW. There's not much uplifting or inspiring going on in primary. Some days its all I can do to keep some of them dressed and I am with 9 Year olds. I always enjoyed the talks they seem so exact so inspired.