Category Archives: Service

Service Segment Closing Post

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the Service segment! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Sexual Purity and the segment will last for three weeks, until Sunday November 15th.

One thing that I will comment about the coming segment though: it is going to be frank. At times  it is going to be bold. It is only going to refer to that which is on lds.org, but if you have a child under twelve this may be one that they should sit out for. If you are a child under twelve please ask your parents before continuing in this segment. I say twelve because that is the year youth in the church get the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet that this segment will be based off of. To clarify, this segment will not be crude.  However, by necessity it will refer to things that are in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet which you may not want your eight-year-old asking about yet.

Back to concluding the segment, one more thing before you let this topic rest: ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. I find it helps me to put the hard work into perspective, seeing how much it has helped.


To conclude this segment, I have, as always, a final quote. To be honest, this was the hardest one by far to choose, there were the many fantastic quotes I wanted to end on. However, after looking over my options several times, I believe that President Monson said it best in his talk Choose You This Day:

“May I leave with you today a simple yet far-reaching formula to guide you in the choices of life:

“Fill your minds with truth.

“Fill your hearts with love.

“Fill your lives with service.”


~ George

Daily Reminder on Service: #21 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Serve in your Church assignments.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, commit to serve in my Church assignments.

If you don’t have a specific assignment, take it upon yourself to do something for the Church today. For example, you can sing in choir, call someone who wasn’t at church to see if they are doing all right, help set up or clean up chairs, etc.


270
I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go

31243, Hymns, I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go, no. 270

1. It may not be on the mountain height
Or over the stormy sea,
It may not be at the battle’s front
My Lord will have need of me.
But if, by a still, small voice he calls
To paths that I do not know,
I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in thine:
I’ll go where you want me to go.

2. Perhaps today there are loving words
Which Jesus would have me speak;
There may be now in the paths of sin
Some wand’rer whom I should seek.
O Savior, if thou wilt be my guide,
Tho dark and rugged the way,
My voice shall echo the message sweet:
I’ll say what you want me to say.

3. There’s surely somewhere a lowly place
In earth’s harvest fields so wide
Where I may labor through life’s short day
For Jesus, the Crucified.
So trusting my all to thy tender care,
And knowing thou lovest me,
I’ll do thy will with a heart sincere:
I’ll be what you want me to be.

[Chorus]
I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I’ll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I’ll be what you want me to be.

Text: Mary Brown, 1856-1918

Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell, 1861-1930


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?

Daily Reminder on Service: #20 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Serve in your… community” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, commit to find some way to serve in my community.


“As we follow in his footsteps, as we ponder his thoughts and his deeds, as we keep his commandments, we will be blessed. The grieving widow, the fatherless child, and the lonely of heart everywhere will be gladdened, comforted, and sustained through our service, and we will experience a deeper understanding of the words recorded in the Epistle of James: “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”” – The Fatherless and the Widows—Beloved of God by Thomas S. Monson


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?

Daily Reminder on Service: #19 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Serve by doing temple and family history work.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today I, ____________________, will do family history work.

If it is possible for you, commit the following:

I, ____________________, will do temple work in the temple before October is over.


“I invite [you] to learn about and experience the Spirit of Elijah. I encourage you to study, to search out your ancestors, and to prepare yourselves to perform proxy baptisms in the house of the Lord for your kindred dead (see D&C 124:28–36). And I urge you to help other people identify their family histories.

“As you respond in faith to this invitation, your hearts shall turn to the fathers. The promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be implanted in your hearts. Your patriarchal blessing, with its declaration of lineage, will link you to these fathers and be more meaningful to you. Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will increase. Your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding. And I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate in and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives.” – The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn by David A. Bednar

Quote submitted by Steve Evans


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?

Daily Reminder on Service: #18 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will follow the example of the Savior as I serve others

“Serve in your… school” – For the Strength of Youth

Commit as applicable:

Today and until the end of this week, I, ____________________ commit to find some way to serve in my school.

Today and until the end of this week, I, ____________________ commit to find some way to serve in my work.

If you do not work or go to school, commit to find a way to serve in another group that you are in, whether a hobby group, a charity, or some other group.


“I now realize that in the Church, to effectively serve others we must see them through a parent’s eyes, through Heavenly Father’s eyes. Only then can we begin to comprehend the true worth of a soul. Only then can we sense the love that Heavenly Father has for all of His children. Only then can we sense the Savior’s caring concern for them. We cannot completely fulfill our covenant obligation to mourn with those who mourn and comfort those who stand in need of comfort unless we see them through God’s eyes. This expanded perspective will open our hearts to the disappointments, fears, and heartaches of others. But Heavenly Father will aid and comfort us, just as [I was comforted] years ago. We need to have eyes that see, ears that hear, and hearts that know and feel if we are to accomplish the rescue so frequently encouraged by President Thomas S. Monson.” – Through God’s Eyes by Elder Dale G. Renlund


Have I asked for the guidance of the Holy Ghost to know whom to serve and how to help meet their needs today?