President Gordon B. Hinckley's Challenge and Promise

President Gordon B. Hinckley said in a

worldwide leadership training meeting:

“I am convinced there is no other organization anywhere to match the Relief Society of this Church.

If they will be UNITED and speak with ONE VOICE,


10 January 2004, 20

Relief Society - A Restoration of an Ancient Form


“A Restoration of an Ancient Pattern”

Although the name may be modern date,

the institution is of ANCIENT ORIGIN.

We were told by our martyred prophet

that the same organization EXISTED

in the church ANCIENTLY.”

Eliza R. Snow

(Published in: “Daughters in My Kingdom”)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

President Monson - Gallup Poll's 10 Most Admired Men

President Monson is listed among Gallup Poll's ten most admired men

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

For the first time, the president of the Church has been named to the Gallup poll's annual "Most Admired Men" top 10 list.
Drake Busath,
President Thomas S. Monson was named in the poll's 2011 top 10 list that also included heavyweights from the worlds of government, religion and business. Others on this year's "Most Admired Men" list are U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the Rev. Billy Graham, Pope Benedict XVI and American business icons Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.
The results are based on a Dec. 15-18 USA Today/Gallup poll that asked Americans to name, without prompting, the person they most admire living in any part of the world.
President Monson's inclusion on the list caught the attention of the pollsters.
"It is common for the president of the Mormon Church to receive mentions, but [President] Monson is the first to make the top 10," wrote Gallup managing editor Jeffrey Jones in its blog.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was named the "Most Admired Woman" in the Gallup poll.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Kalispell 3rd Ward Christmas Party - Part 4

Almost done...
Wendy Storey and son, Aidian with Grandma Sheryl Ruggles

Sarah Oliverson, Nichole Johnsen, and Carolyn Hawkes
Lou Billedeaux

Jacob and Daniel Robison
I warned Hyrum that I would put up whatever face
he made...(smile)
Mindy Smith

 Derek, Janie, and Brynnlea Toren

Val and Michelle Hemsley
Christy Borders and Jackson Rickard

 Scott Dickson

Aubrie and Alex Evans
Robyn and Scott Dickson

Cameron Wride
 Jason and Amber Spillett

Tony Robinson with our current serving missionaries
Mary Lou Hartman and POPCORN TREATS!

Melanie Labrum and POPCORN TREATS!
Michelle Hemsley, Amber Olsen, and Janie Toren

Christy Borders and Jackson Rickard
Getting ready for a "Guest" to arrive...

Karen and Glenn Ackom
Julia Schooler and Mary Lou Hartman

Clean up...Clean up...everyone...
The End

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kalispell 3rd Ward Christmas Party - Part 3

Before I get too side-tracked with having FUN
with my daughter, son-in-law, and my
I will post PART 3
from our Ward Family CHRISTMAS Party!

Ciara and Jackson Rickard

Bill Bushman
Shawna Wood and her children
LeRoy Turner - Bishop Mark Robison - Pat Turner

 Larry and Linda Doty
Lynn Billedeaux and son
Shawn Fuller and her precious Granddaughter

Gary and Shawn Fuller
Okelberry Family
Mona, Baby Matthew, Gabby, and Krystal
Sherratt Family
Jennifer (Mom) Christina and Cullen

Aaron and Julianne Family
Joseph, Emery, and Lorraine
Diane and Dick Denney

Don Garner - Neil, Blaine, and Jill Normandeau
and Meridel Barden

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kalispell 3rd Ward Christmas Party - Part 2

OK...My daughter and family are about two hours behind schedule, 
so I am going to put up "8" more pictures...
before they get here!

Dinner TIME!

Again...THANK YOU to all who
provided such GREAT FOOD!

Left to Right: (Back row) Carolyn Hawkes, Jenni and Kurt Oliverson
(Middle row) Athena Storey and Sarah Oliverson
(Front Row) Carolyn's daughter, daughter, Michael and Rebekah Oliverson

Debbie and Steve Perrone

Terri and Will Parker

Grant and Marcia Head

Back Row - Left to Right:
Amber Olsen - Christy Borders - Laureen Richard - Kara Baisden
Oldest to youngest Baiden Children:
Elijah, Nykiah, Ezra, Alma, and Enoch

Ward Christmas Party - Part 1

Like many of you...getting ready for more
family to I am going to put
up a few pictures of our Ward Christmas Party in "PARTS"...
Hope to do more a bit later...

It really was a VERY NICE Christmas gathering last night!
THANK YOU to ALL who were involved to make
it come about!

Amy and Chad Hardman

We had a few members of our Ward...
entertained us with Christmas songs

Our Primary Children sang
"Away in a Manger"
Athena Storey - Marylin Lovering - Wendy Story
enjoying coloring on the table...
I should have taken pictures of everyone's
Jill and Neil Normandeau
Athena Storey and Mary Lou Hartman
Sarah Stoken with her children

 Zachary and Sabrina Dobson
with baby son - Dean
and Sabrina's mother

 Dinner TIME!
Salads, ham, rolls, potato casseroles, and popcorn TREATS!