Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Ensign Reading Challlenge.


For about the past 5 years, our Relief Society has done a 

'SUMMER READING' challenge of sorts.

It's actually called the 'BREAKFAST of CHAMPIONS' - - -  

let me explain.

Each spring, when the May issue of the Ensign comes out 

{with all of the General Conference talks from April}, the RS 

presidency hands one of these copies out to each lady in the 

ward and 

issues a challenge 

to read or listen to however many talks you decide on.  It's 

supposed to be a number that would allow you to 'stretch' 

yourself.


The whole 'stretching' part isn't really hard at all,
 
seeing as we have ALL summer to read the talks.

And I don't know about you, but sometimes I get EVEN 

MORE out of those talks when I sit down and READ and 

HIGHLIGHT my favorite parts.  

I LOVE having the Ensign hard copy.


On the back of the bookmark, it has ALL of the talks listed
 
so you can mark them off as you read.


In August, we have our 'BREAKFAST of CHAMPIONS'.

This entails a nice breakfast put on by the Relief Society 

followed by a short program.

The Relief Society asks a few different women {at the START 

of this challenge} to pray about these talks and study and 

ponder them.  Then, during the program, they share their 

experiences.

It really is an uplifting morning.

And makes for an even MORE uplifting summer, by doing 

this. {Wink!}.

A few years ago, we actually implemented this challenge with 

our young women.  

It turned out to be a HIT!

We had them read as many talks as possible BEFORE Girls 

Camp, and then based our nightly devotionals off those.  We 

even had some of the girls in charge of those, picking talks 

that meant the most to them.

It. Was. Awesome.


HAPPY READING & HAPPY SUMMER!

3 comments:

  1. That's such a great idea. I would love to give the challenge to the ladies I visit teach. Thanks for letting us know.

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  2. That's such a great idea. I would love to give the challenge to the ladies I visit teach. Thanks for letting us know.

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  3. Love this, how do I get a copy?

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