Our first Sunday of the year was eventful. I have to admit I am a huge fan of 3 p.m. church. I love being able to truly take my time in the morning and put Clark down for a nap before church. Clark was so good in church as well. He was a little clingy for nursery but braved it out and did well. We got a few surprises at church as well.
Our ward is so huge and they really need to split it but have been unable to do so with the lack of LDS Church building in the area. The biggest surprise for us was that they split the Relief Society. We now have two official RS in our ward. It was a surprise that seemed to make sense. The transition was easy since they already had two classes for RS. We were able to hear the Bishops thoughts about why they decided to split it and then the two RS presidents spoke. Their testimonies were so great and I really felt impressed that it was the right thing to do.
We were also introduced to the new ward challenge based on the scripture Doctrine and Covenants 123:17. It was so good to read and hear how we must do all we can cheerfully and then stand still and let God do the rest. We talked about the Doctrine and Covenants that we will be studying in Sunday school and were challenged to read the readings. At first I really wasn't wanting to do it. We are ward missionaries so we go to a different Sunday school, but then I thought that it might be good to do with Levi for our companionship study.
Now Levi and I haven't always had the best companionship study in the world but then I was thinking about it and we have read together almost every night since we were married. We even read the entire Book of Mormon together while we were dating between the time he got his mission call to the time he left. That was really great for me and I remember thinking that even if I don't marry this guy that at least I read the Book of Mormon all the way through with somebody. Anyway, I guess I should just be grateful for the times we have to read and not be too focused on making it perfect.