Go & Be! 4x6 Printable

Go & Be! 4x6 JPG Printable for the sisters you Visit Teach. Our Relief Society Visiting Teaching Message for July 2017 asks: "How does doing the will of God help us to become more like Him?"
“… Surely we will not be one with God and Christ until we make Their will and interest our greatest desire.”

Is the Lord sure? 

Have you ever gotten a call to serve and really wondered if the Lord was sure He made the right choice?

I did! And I have a few times before too. Maybe it's a pattern, of always feeling inadequate for calls to serve the Lord. I've never said, "YEAH, I'd love that!" to any call. LOL and sad face emoticon. Hm...I'll need to evaluate that pattern, a post for later on.

Back to the task: Would I like to go on a Camp in the Cold, hike the Tetons and with a 210% chance of dirt, with 60+ youth? Um...knee jerk reaction is, "no thanks." They asked me to take pics (which I ❤️) and take video (which I'm clueless about!) I asked them if they were sure because my hubby is the videographer and has his own biz, called Mustache Power, doing exactly that! They've got the wrong Winegar for sure, I thought. This says his name all over it! I don't like dirt and camping and hiking or the cold, and the video would end up just being me complaining about the whole thing so probably best to rethink it and tell them, I'm I can't, and say I can't get a sitter, I have a fam to raise or have too much work or something. Right?! I don't even have a kid going to this camp, our boys are only 8 & 3?! Huh? The Lord must have a sense of humor, or gotten this call wrong.

Blessed by saying, YES! 

So you guessed it, I said YES! Well, let's be honest it was more like a reluctant, "sure?" with a shoulder shrug. I got to be a fly on the wall/mountain/camp site/bus for our Stake's Army of Helaman Camp for Laurels & Priests (16-18yr old boys & girls). 60+ youth and handful of leaders. June 28-July 1, 2017.

One thing is to go to Girls Camp with my Young Women a few years back, which I LOVED and the other is to go to Army of Helaman Camp (which I heard was really really really hard).

I've had this scripture on our fridge in dry erase marker, for more months than I'm willing to admit because I forget to change it out, but totally applied to this experience perfectly: 1 Nephi 17:8
"And it came to pass that the Lord spake unto me, saying: Thou shalt construct a ship, after the manner which I shall show thee, that I may carry thy people across these waters."
He was asking me to construct a Video after the manner which He would show me to help our youth remember their spiritual experiences at this hard missionary training camp.

If we're trying to teach our kids what we believe, how could I say, "no" when I knew I was supposed to say, "yes" because I knew deep down He would indeed bless me, like He blessed Nephi?

I said yes, especially when it was so much easier to say no and to try and talk myself out of this hard thing, and make all kinds of excuses. After all, I only had a few days notice and not even close to enough time to train for the huge hike. I only run maybe 1 mile every other day. 😂 See...excuses are still coming.

Oh... how the Lord knew what I needed! The camp was so well organized and everything was so fantastically planned which proved to be a great experience for all involved. I know there were so many other very able and talented people (especially my Hubs!) and even youth that could have done and would still do a way better job than myself, but I'm so blessed to have been there and to have experienced hard things and document these hard things together with the valiant and courageous youth of our Stake. My body ached for days!!! I'm humbled to know such fantastic youth! They have inspired, motivated, loved, helped and even befriended me. I never knew or would have guessed or desired this for myself, but this is exactly what I needed. This experience with them will forever be engraved upon my heart ❤️!

So grateful for inspired Stake leaders, who I bet they were all trying to get the other person to ask me because they thought I'd say no and didn't want to be rejected. 😂

I have no doubt the Lord knows what each one of us can accomplish with His help and will guide us and make us capable to do His work. I hope the next time He calls my reply will be more confident and show my desire to serve Him, whom I love.

I chose to use the Hymn because it is a reminder of my commitment to the Lord and is exactly what I need to think about if I desire to become more like Him. Just like Nephi did!
Linda K. Burton, former Relief Society General President, taught how to work toward this unity: “Making and keeping our covenants is an expression of our commitment to become like the Savior. The ideal is to strive for the attitude best expressed in a few phrases of a favorite hymn: ‘I’ll go where you want me to go. … I’ll say what you want me to say. … I’ll be what you want me to be.’”

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P.S. The Army of Helaman Camp 2017 video is done and now I just hope the youth like it, we'll find out Sunday during their fireside. I know the Lord approves or He wouldn't have helped me to finish it early, which I NEVER do!