Thursday, July 26, 2012

Service Opportunity

Dear Sisters of Spokane North Stake,

There is a charitable organization based in Spokane and working in developing countries called Partnering for Progress. The mission of Partnering for Progress is to help provide access to health care, education, sanitation, and clean water for residents in developing countries. Their goal is to enable communities to break the long-standing cycle of poverty and poor health. The inspiration for Partnering for Progress began in June of 2007 when Dr. Michael Mainer, Stacey Mainer ARNP, Sandy Ivers and her son Nick Ivers traveled to Kopanga, Kenya for volunteer medical work. They have made numerous trips back and plan to return this October. Many of the people served by the clinic are pregnant women and new mothers. There is a great need for receiving blankets for these infants. We arebaby-blankets hoping to provide some blankets for them to take this fall when they return to Africa.

If you would like to be involved in this worthwhile cause, you can. You would need to provide the material yourself and sew the blankets. The blankets need to be:

  • 31”x31” finished size (hemmed or serged)
  • Single thickness if flannel – they are going to a hot climate
  • Double thickness if cotton

The blankets will be collected by Sunday, October 7.

Thank you. If you have any questions you may call:

Sue Anderson 466-1939 or Nancy Parsons 465-0261

We will have this information in the notebooks on Sunday along with a small sheet you can take with the blanket specifications.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Fire of the Temple Covenant will Burn in Our Hearts


Relief Society Temple Trip
Thursday, July 26th

Please join us for the 10am Session

If you would like to carpool, meet at the church at 9am.

Elder Bednar talked about the “unimaginable hardships for the faithful Latter-day Saints” in the early days of the Church during their exodus from Nauvoo. Brigham Young sent a letter of encouragement in which he said, “Now is the time for labor. Let the fire of the covenant which you made in the House of the Lord, burn in your hearts, like flame unquenchable.” Elder Bednar said, “What was it that gave those early Saints such strength? It was the fire of the temple covenant that burned in their hearts. It was their commitment to worship and honorably hold a name and standing in the house of the Lord.”

WE shall not be beaten down. When the storms and whirlwinds come, WE will be protected and the enemy will not be able to influence us when we gather at the temple and keep the covenants we make there.