I have a new church calling. I was most recently doing Compassionate Service. I was the Assistant Compassionate Service Leader, though the last couple of months I was filling in as the Compassionate Service Leader, too. I have to admit, that I feel like that was a tough calling for me. (Aimee H. if you are reading this, perhaps you will agree). Trying to find people to take in meals and meet other needs of people, sometimes on short notice or for weeks at a time could get pretty stressful and worrisome for me. Though I know I was blessed with the strength to carry the burden and bring blessings to others' lives.
I have been asked to be the Enrichment Leader. I look forward to this, because it will be something that is scheduled and I can plan on, and know the day and time, and it doesn't have the spontaneity and randomness that my previous calling did- which is something that I've never been good at- I like predictability.
I've served in the Enrichment before, once as the Assistant Enrichment Leader, and then when I was in the RS Presidency, I was the counselor over Enrichment. - Those were back in the days when it was an every month event. With it being 4 times a year now, our ward really tries to make those 4 Enrichment Meetings something of a spiritual nature, where the sisters leave feeling like it was worth their while to leave their homes, to come and feel the spirit, strengthen their testimonies and be uplifted spiritually, and return home with a renewed spirit. We leave crafts to the Enrichment Activities. I love this about our ward. I've gone right to work on our December Enrichment Meeting, and feel like everything is falling into place- Tender Mercies are all around.