On February 8th, we had a New Year's Retreat with our Young Women group. I am only posting a few of my pics to the blog, but I took WAY more. Each of the leaders took turns teaching about one of the YW values. We did 3 Friday night, and 3 Saturday morning. We ran out of time, and ended up doing one on Sunday for the lesson, and one on the activity on Wednesday. I did a mini lesson on Divine Nature. I brought a ball of yarn and had the girls say something nice about one of the girls in the circle and then pass the yarn ball (keeping a hold of the end). Pretty soon, everyone had something nice said about them, and we were one big entangled web of sisters. I was touched by the love in the room. It was really sweet. I talked to them about what would happen if we cut one of the strings (or someone said something not nice about someone else). I also talked about how if only we would realize that each of us is a child of God, then the way we talked to and treated each other would be so nice.
We had a dance party and also some lip syncing. :) Boy, do I sure work with the best ladies!
We made headbands for girls as a service project. We bonded so much at this activity. Staying up late, eating yummy food, learning and feeling the Spirit together, and just being around each other was so fun! I hardly slept a wink, but I am sure blessed to be in YW with these girls!