Sunday, January 25, 2009

Called To Serve

I have been called to serve in RUSSIA! So exciting!


Oh wait, you have no idea what I am talking about...let's take it back a couple of steps.

I am currently the first counselor in my ward's Young Women's program...meaning, I am over the girls ages 14-15 (but my ward is pretty small, so we keep all the girls together for lessons and mutual).

Recently, I was asked to be our Girls Camp director...meaning, I get to organize and plan girls camp for my ward! I am actually pretty excited about this. It has been so long since I have been camping, and I really do like to camp (although some may argue this fact). Plus, I love the girls in my ward and am excited to be part of girls camp with them. I am a little nervous about being able to pull it off successfully, though.

Our stake camp theme is "Answer the Call" and each ward has received a "mission call" to a selected country. My ward has been "called" to Russia, so we get to learn all about Russia and do our best to represent our country at camp this summer. We even get to learn a Russian dance (hopefully not the one where you have to squat real low and kick your legs out!) and learn how to sing "I Am A Child Of God" in Russian!

Now here's the thing...I don't really know a whole lot about Russia. When I think Russia, I think of the Disney movie Anastasia and the Romonov's. If you have any fantastic ideas about a camp cheer, skit, or even fun activities or decorations the girls can make, let me know! Any ideas or suggestions you have for me to make my directorial debut a success would be much appreciated!

9 comments:

EmileeandJonny said...

Hey that's so cool!!! I don't know much about Russia either. Spencer went to Ukraine on his mission though and learned Russian- so if you need help with learning the song ask him!

Brenden+Nikki said...

Lisa you are going to do an awesome job!! I'm sure the girls will have a blast and you are seriously like the coolest leader ever. You should hit up Fawn if she's not too busy with the new baby. She is sooo creative! If I can think of any ideas I'll let you know. How fun!!!

Sovereign Family said...

Hey Lisa you need to talk to Matt, he served his mission in Russia and he can teach you I Am a Child of God in Russian. We have a Russian Hymn book.

Karen said...

Hey Lisa! You'll be awesome! I wish I could go to camp with you girls, I miss it! Joe went to Russia too, so if you have any questions on the culture, foods, etc give him a call.

Lindsey said...

Okay, SISTER! Why didn't I know you were called as camp director? I feel so out of the loop! AND, I'm incredibly jealous! I love girls camp! I will brainstorm and let you know if I have any ideas...

cindy said...

You will be great...To bad your not going to Korea! You are really turning into a full fledged adult. I will keep my eyes open for ideas

The Gunnell Fam said...

How fun is that!! I don't know anyone that went to Russia or anything about Russia but if you need help with making anything I can help you there! Seriously let me know if you need anything!

The Becker Bunch said...

Seth speaks Russian if you need any pointers...I know some words...heehee! Give me a call if you need anything, you'll do GREAT!!

Nat & Tommy said...

ok lis..I am kinda disappointed becuase even though I am horrible at leaving comments, I do look at your blog very regularly because unlike the rest of us, you are actually good at updating! so congrats on the calling and good luck! but I need a new post to keep me occupied while at "work" :)

Lets play!