Friday, February 26, 2010

Pay back

I have a good calling in my singles ward over here in Hawaii. I was called just two weeks after I arrived to be the Enrichment Night Leader (now known as Relief society night coordinator). It’s certainly not the hardest calling, but it still takes a good amount of effort and planning. Well tuesday night was relief society night for the month of February and I planned an activity that I thought would be great. We were going to make little bags of candy with encouraging notes tied to them saying things like “Jesus loves you”, “I love you”, “You are special”, etc, and send them to an orphanage in Burundi, Africa (I’m part of the African club... they have connections).

Anywho, during the past couple weeks I have made a few trips to Wal Mart and food land to buy chocolate, take back chocolate, buy non perishable candy, buy little bags and ties, get all the card stock and cut them into 100 pieces and hole punch everyone of them and buy a bunch of pens. Finally I was all ready for the night and I went around to a few of the floors on my house a couple minutes before, making sure all the girls remembered it was relief society night and I got a few promising moans and questionable looks. I started my journey down to campus a little late, so I was expecting a fairly large group to be waiting for me seeing as I was the one who had all the supplies and instructions. We have 110 girls in our relief society.... there were 4 girls waiting for me on a bench. We waited a little longer and one more girl showed up, but notta one after that. Not even anyone from the presidency showed up. Awesome. The girls that did come were really sweet however, and we had a good time and got everything done which mostly the point of the night, but it still hurt to not have that support... and I still went home and cried. haha. Now I’m not saying I’m mad or disappointed in anyone, I’ve certainly done my share of “studying” and “spending time with family” when it came time for meetings or activities I was supposed to go to, and I understand that it’s midterms week and a lot of girls might not have even heard about it! All I’m saying is it was a real good slap in the face and really put in perspective how important it is to show support and attend your meetings whenever possible. This was not the biggest activity ever planned, but there was a lot of thought, time and energy put into it (which is probably my fault-I tend to think I can do everything on my own and not have any help) so it would have been nice to have some support. At least the kiddies in Africa will be happy :) Maybe next month....


  1. singles ward kids are such flakes. I was in the relief society presidency last year, and it got pretty frustrating sometimes. I also feel like crying when I plan a really great lesson for our sunday school class and no one listens. yay callings! haha

  2. aww livy! I'm sorry but that is such a cute idea...I think I'll suggest it, and I'll definitely go in your honor! Love youuuuuuu!!!

  3. I know its so sad realizing all these things that I used to do and how rude they are now! I'm sorry people don't listen to your fabulous lessons nat. And thank you baby B! Make me feel so special :) Love you guyssss!!

  4. Hey Olivia, I am super sorry to hear that there was such a small turnout.

    When I started to read this entry, I thought it was going to lead to a really great experience for you. But as I got to the middle and you mentioned about the "promising moans and questionable looks," I started to worry.

    Really, i wish that was not how it turned out, but at the same time, I must say that we are really proud of you and for the effort that you put to your calling.

    We have been blessed to have you in the ward and will be sad to have to leave the ward soon.

    Anyways, hope that you will enjoy the rest of your time here n thank you again for all that you do for the ward!



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My name is Olivia Evans and I thoroughly enjoy eating food. I am currently a student at Brigham Young University Hawaii and I LOVE it!! I have the most wonderful family on earth and the craziest BEST friends ever! Call for a good time