Sunday, March 24, 2013

Regional Young Women Conference, 3-9-13

3-9-13 Regional YW Conference Held in Rancho Cucamonga

(These are just notes, and they have not been revised.)

Let’s move to Fontana and speak Spanish. The choir is wonderful.

Sister Featherstone and Sister Wixom

What part of the song touched your heart and why? YW--I’m trying to be like Jesus, because that is what I strive to do every day. Primary--I love the part that says “Jesus love you,” because He does. He died for us and we are all living here.

Who can find a virtuous woman? Her worth is far greater than rubies. I thought that we should have worn sunglasses tonight, because of your light.

Teach me to walk in the light—sing and sign.

Oct 6—Sisters can go on missions at 19. Who is excited to serve? YW theme.

Sister Featherstone

Help the girls to love their mommies; tell them to be best friends to their mommies; tell them to listen to their mommies; tell them to be kind.

The Little Princess

If you stay inside the circle, you will be safe.

Every woman is a princess; it is their right. “Is every girl a princess?” Sarah=princess.

Little girl’s dad passed away, and the boarding woman stripped her of everything. Sarah took a piece of chalk and drew a circle around herself. She remembered that she was a princess.

“Didn’t your daddy ever tell you that every girl is a princess?”

You darling girls are all princesses, whether you are short or tall, fat or skinny. You were born to be a queen. You have royal blood flowing through your veins. “Remember who you are.” In premortality, you chose good.

You are chosen because you chose our Heavenly Father’s plan. You promised Him that you would lead virtuous lives. You have made covenants to step out of the world and into His kingdom. Each Sunday, you renew those covenants. You are our future leaders, and the future wives and mommies. Stay on the path and keep your eyes on the temple. Remain virtuous and pure.

10-year-old drew circle around herself. She is not alone. She has Heavenly Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost to keep her safe. (Also, we are all here to help her.)

2nd circle—Pray morning and night; read the Book of Mormon every day for 5 minutes; obey standards in For the Strength of Youth; smile. (Serve with a smile)

Circled about by her family, friends, church family, primary, YW, leaders, bishop, unseen angels.

Elisha’s servant was a teenager that was afraid. “What will happen to us.” “I pray that his eyes will be open, for they that be with us are greater than they that be with them.” He saw it.

Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, you can be virtuous and pure and return to your Heavenly Father.

Our Father knows us by name. He called Joseph Smith; He called Samuel; He called Moses; and He calls you. He answers your prayers. (Sometimes , not yet, I have something better for you.)

His hand is stretched out still.

The way that we talk to God is through prayer. The way that He talks to us is through scriptures and through prophets.

Arm yourselves; remember you are daughters of Heavenly Father. Remember you are a princess, born to be a queen.

(She felt overwhelmed with having death sons. The Spirit will teach them faith. Sometimes we are all death. We all need to learn through the Spirit and walk in faith.)

Sister Wixom

Sister Featherstone is happy.

Be pretty if you are;
Be witty if you can;
But be cheerful if it kills you.

(Elder Scott—Go to bed with a hanger in your mouth)

Rosemary and Roseanne. (Sister Featherstone and her twin, Rosemary and Rosedbud)


“If I trusted the Lord like I trust this navigation device, my life would be so simple.” We need to trust what is true. When dissonance comes, hang on, and you will have the sweetness of a pure tone.

(Grandpa called them Twinkies)

(The piece of gum that President Monson shared; the little girl gave half a piece back. He keeps it in his desk.)

She said her heart skipped a beat and that tears streamed down her face when the call was issued to be the Primary President. She knew that she would not be alone in this calling.

Elder Hales asked, “What’s that taproot that is going to anchor a child in the wind?” Know where you’ve been, why you are here, and where you are going.

We are baptized; the boys get the priesthood; the girls get the power and the blessings of the priesthood as well; etc. “I will stay on the path back to my Heavenly Father.”

Iron rod=Word of God. Word of God=Jesus Christ.

We voted to come to this earth. We did not flinch when we made that decision. We shouted for joy, because we knew who we are and that we could make it back to Him. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can always come back to the path.

Lagoon—concerts—dresses to concerts at Lagoon. Chocolate nut sundae on a pink chiffon dress. She bent down and put her arm around that five-year-old boy. She looked up at her date and said, “Don’t worry, he’ll buy you another one.” This came from inside of her. She was 100%. Every morning prayer was part of her day. She knew that she was a valued daughter of God. Because she knew who she was, she could handle every situation. The scriptures were part of her life. They filled her with the words of Christ. She internalized it, and was becoming more like Him.

She wanted to be popular. “Jeff, what’s the secret. How do you have lots of friends?” Number one, be kind to everyone. Call them by name, and say hello. Say hello to those who don’t have many friends.

Obituary, “Kind.” Look at others in the eye when you see them. Empathize. How do they feel? Love them for who they are. Pray for Heavenly Father’s love. God will give you a portion of His love, and then you can love someone else; you can even love your enemies.

“Be of good cheer.” Regardless of trials or where our paths take us. Her niece was killed in a car accident when she was 19. Our challenges are all different. Her sister is of good cheer, because she knows her Savior Jesus Christ, and she has turned to Him when she’s needed Him.

Heavenly Father, am I really thy daughter? Do you know my name? Watch what happens. You will be flooded with His love; you will know He knows your name. Stand as a witness and take upon yourself Him name. Do His will. Pray to know His will. Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us.

Elder Higham

He has never spoken took such a large group of sisters. Tenderness

“We are daughters of our Heavenly Father who loves us, and we love Him.”

Missionaries teach that we are children of God.

Story from Sister Featherstone’s father-in-law 40 years ago.

Eagle’s egg put in with the chicken. The eagle was raised as a chicken. “Thou art an eagle, fly.” He jumped off the farmer’s arm and acting like a chicken. As long as he saw the chickens, he acted like a chicken. Once he took him away to a high point, he looked to the sun rays and he flew.

The world would have us down scratching in the dirt, but our destiny is much better than that.

Virtue=of good character, clean, pure

Proverbs 31:10—virtuous woman.

Heavenly Father loves us; He wants us to be happy; virtue is one way for us to be happy.

“Charity never faileth.”

D&C 121 Bowels full of charity; virtue garnish thought; confidence wax strong in sight of God. Doctrine of Priesthood distill. Holy Ghost constant companion. Etc.

Scepter=symbol of loyalty.

Jesus Christ lives; He is the Savior of the world; He knows you and loves you; “I invoke His blessings upon you.” You will find a renewed happiness in your life that will be refreshing to you.

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