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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Developing Yourself, to Help Develop Others

Editor's note:  In this posting, we are pleased to feature our new Young Adult Leader, 
Emily Whitworth, with her first contribution to What's the Good Word.  We welcome Emily and trust this will be the "first of many."

As a young adult with a new leadership role in the Church, I question myself often. Am I doing what I have been called to do? Are people satisfied with the work I am doing? Did I say the right thing to the teenager that came to me for advice?

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend The Spiritual Formation Retreat at Kirtland Temple in Ohio. I left with an overwhelming feeling and find it difficult in truly expressing what a powerful and uplifting  experience it was. At this retreat many of the questions I had been struggling with were answered. The support and knowledge that I gained from the many new friends I made that week was far greater than anything I had expected. One daily exercise we did during the week was Group Spiritual Direction and I quickly developed a strong bond with the three other members of my group. 

I left the retreat with many new skills, friends, and answered prayers.  I hope that others will have the opportunity to a similar experience at one of our many upcoming retreats and camps. I thank all those who make retreats like this possible.  

 I look to the future of this Church with so much excitement!

Emily Whitworth
Young Adult Leader

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