"Relief of poverty, relief of illness; relief of doubt, relief of ignorance--relief of all that hinders the joy and progress of a woman."
--John A Widtsoe

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

RS Newsletter April 2014

Dearest Sisters,

              These are indeed the last days and the work of salvation is urgent. Why else would Heavenly Father ask for our sons (and daughters) from as young as 18 years of age to join His army?
              These Missionaries are our stripling warriors and they have been prepared for the battle these passed 18 years. They too will be valiant because of the teachings of their mothers.
              Through your example and teachings Sisters, you have prepared brave and valiant young men and women to join the mission field. Help and encourage them to serve. At home we can also fight the battle against the adversary. The battle is real and it is rampant all around us. There is much to do and we are enlisting ALL of your help, including your young children. Raise the banner (standard) sisters and answer the call from the Bishops, the Stake Presidents, the Area Presidents, the Prophet, and the Lord when you are called to serve.
In Jesus Christ’s Name, Amen.
Sister Dawn Hirama
Relief Society President

Among the most significant of Jesus Christ’s descriptive titles is Redeemer,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Redeem means to pay off an obligation or a debt. Redeemcan also mean to rescue or set free as by paying a ransom. … Each of these meanings suggests different facets of the great Redemption accomplished by Jesus Christ through His Atonement, which includes, in the words of the dictionary, ‘to deliver from sin and its penalties, as by a sacrifice made for the sinner.’”
Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, said: “Heavenly Father … sent His Only Begotten and perfect Son to suffer for our sins, our heartaches, and all that seems unfair in our own individual lives.
“…One woman who had been through years of trial and sorrow said through her tears, ‘I have come to realize that I am like an old 20-dollar bill—crumpled, torn, dirty, abused, and scarred. But … I am still worth the full 20 dollars.’ This woman knows that she … was worth enough to [God] to send His Son to atone for her, individually. Every sister in the Church should know what this woman knows.”
The New Testament includes accounts of women who exercised faith in Jesus Christ, learned and lived His teachings, and testified of His ministry, miracles, and majesty.

1. How can we show gratitude to the Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ?

2. How can we partake of the blessings of our Savior’s atoning sacrifice in our lives?

  • Tues 8 April, 10am @ chapel—Parents workshop by Tiffany Stokes
  • 12-13 April—General Conference broadcast
    • Sat 10am-12pm Morning Session
    • Sat 2-4pm Afternoon session
    • Sat 5-7pm
    • Priesthood session (men only)
    • Sun 10am-12pm Morning Session
    • Sun 2-4pm Afternoon Session

  • 16-20 April Stake Temple Week
  • Thursday 17 April, 7:00pm @ Chapel—Family History Workshop
  • Fri 18 April, 10am –Ward Activity @ Fantasy Park on Rand Ave
  • Sun 20 April 7-9pm Missionary Fireside
  • Thursday 24 April - Relief Society Temple Trip.  Meet at the Chapel before 10am to carpool to the temple for the 11:30am session.
  • Sat 26 April - General Women’s Broadcast combined with Baldivis Ward

6 April—Presidency Inspired Topic
13 April— General Conference
27 April—Teaching for our Times: TBA

Hot Cross Buns

Wet ingredients:
2 1/2 tsp dried yeast
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 egg
2 Tbsp margarine

Dry ingredients:
3 1/2 c plain flour
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sultanas

1/2 c plain flour
1/3 c water
2 tsp sugar

2 Tbsp Water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp gelatine


Blend wet ingredients, let sit a few minutes.
Blend dry ingredients.
Add wet to dry, mix until a dough forms.  Knead until smooth (about 15 minutes by hand)
Divide dough into 12 pieces, roll into balls, set on baking tray. Allow to rise for 30 mins, or until double.
Mix Crosses paste. Pipe over risen rolls.
Bake at 180C for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix glaze and microwave 1 minute until melted. Glaze buns.


 Highlights from the General Women's Meeting.