Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Remember when Lily made over 80 loaves of bread in one day?

That was only one of eight projects she completed to earn her Young Womanhood Recognition Award. She also volunteered at a benefit luau to raise funds for disabled children and cut out dozens of felt ornaments to send to missionaries around the world for Christmas (including her own favorite missionary, one Elder Denton serving in Peru). She read the Book of Mormon and kept a journal. She studied scriptures and wrote thank you notes.
At an evening program (the one I was racing to with Micah at the book signing), she was acknowledged for her achievements and received this picture of Christ. Last Sunday, she was recognized in front of our congregation and awarded a medallion by our bishop.

I love the Personal Progress program. It teaches much-needed skills that seem to be missing from society today--the value of goal setting and perseverance for something you really want, and the value of taking an active role in developing spirituality and personal testimony. Lily has always been a girl that, when she makes up her mind to do something, she doesn't do it halfway. I love that about her. I hope she can take the skills she's learned and always focus on serving others and building her own beliefs about Christ throughout her life.

Congratulations, Lil! We love you

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