Sunday, July 13, 2008

Called to Stand

We just got home from a Stake Young Men/Young Women /Young Single Adult Fireside. Unfortunately, we didn’t know it was Young Adult as well as YM/YW, so "we" did not include Joseph who enjoyed a quiet evening alone.

What a meeting!

First, an excellent, stirring talk about the sacredness and beauty physical relationship that belongs between a man and a woman who are married to each other, preferably sealed in a temple of the Lord. wherein two souls - body and spirit - are united.

The Stake President Fisher issued the call to stand with God’s plan for the family. He read again a letter from our Prophet, President Monson, urging us all to do our best to protect marriage. He reminded us that the Church and its members are not anti anybody, but we are for God’s plan. We are not gay bashing. We are defending marriage. We respect the free agency of others. We stand for truth and righteousness. President Fisher asked us to read and study the Proclamation on the Family and to visit Protect
He said it is time to stand.

I thought of the Army of Helaman, the 2000 stripling warriors (Alma 53), of Moroni and the Title of Liberty (Alma 46:12-13), and I thought of the early Latter-Day Saints who were persecuted for their beliefs, but stood firm and faithful through all trials.

The call has been issued. Will we stand? Will I stand? With the help of God, I will.

We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him.
We will "stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things,
and in all places" (Mosiah 18:9) as we strive to live
the Young Women values, which are:
Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works, and
We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values,
we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants,
receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

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