Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

ON SUNDAY, James and I were sustained to be the ward's Sunbeam teachers. We were a little shocked when we were asked to do it. Having just moved into the ward, we had hoped for some time in Relief Society and Elders Quorum to get to know people a little, but the Lord had different plans for us. Instead of sitting in Relief Society or enjoying the Sunday School lesson, we get to teach the three year olds.

I was really dismayed when we got the calling. I was hoping to become the ward food storage specialist or work in the family history library--Both things I need to be doing, but have been lacking. After we got the call, I realize the kind of callings I wanted were a little selfish. I wanted to something that I should be doing already and just wanted to be pushed into it or given more time to do it. But that's not always the way the church works. We can't tell the Lord how we want to learn and grow, rather he tells us. So I may not get to learn the intricacies of the canning system here, but rather I get to learn how to make a grumpy 3 year old participate in a lesson or learn how to wrangle a group of them without duct tape (the Sunbeam class has 12 kids). This will be a growing experience for James and I, and unexpected growing experience, but a growing experience nonetheless.

1 comment:

~Kayley~ said...

HOLY COW! Good luck! I admire your resolve to not use duct tape. : )