Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Full Circle

So in a little bit, I have to leave for mutual... Wow, don't think I've said that in about four years. But it's true. I was called as the second counselor in my ward's Young Women Presidency--sustained and set apart on Sunday. Am I really old enough to be doing that? I don't feel like it. And that's kind of odd because as 2nd counselor, I will be working with the Beehives (12 and 13 year olds) which are girls significantly younger than the girls I coach in cheer. So why does this calling seem so daunting?

I guess it's because in cheer, I know that I can teach them to stunt and dance and yell. I feel qualified to do that. And even if I fall short of helping them reach their full potential, in the scheme of things it doesn't really matter. It is, after all, just cheerleading. (Yes, I really did just admit that.) But with a Church calling, I don't feel like it's that simple. I don't feel like I'm qualified to teach them what they need to know. Of course I know I'm not alone in this, and there are many resources available to me, but that doesn't really make me any less nervous.

So, if any of you have any ideas for me regarding activities and the like...feel free to pass them along. I'm sure I'll appreciate any tips you might have.

3 comments:

Adiel said...

You're gonna do great. Don't be so intimidated!

jess said...

The Jenny Smith website is so helpful! It has handouts and lesson and activity helps and stuff. It was great.

wes said...

you'll be fabulous Wendy!! Think of all your RA experience!!
-lori