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Leading LDS Podcast featuring Rachel Davis

Kurt Francom has spent years researching and interviewing Mormons about their experiences leading at church and then packaging it all into easy-to-digest podcasts and classes over at Leading LDS.com. It’s a unique resource for members seeking to serve more effectively. Late in December Kurt interviewed me about my years as a Primary leader–my first podcast! […]

Temple Hair Ties

Temple Hair Ties

One of the young women counselors saw this cute idea for Temple Hair Ties on a Facebook group and asked me to help her put them together.  They turned out fantastically! You will need scissors, Fold Over Elastic — I got mine at Amazon, some cardstock — I got this at WalMart, and my printable — available below.  The cards measure just over 2.75 inches wide and 4 inches tall. …
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Light the World Advent Calendar Labels

I made these light the world labels to be glued on one of those chocolate advent calendars from IKEA. Each square is 1.2 inches and has one of the challenges from the Light the World campaign that young women could perform on it.  We made these during young women class.  It took me 3 minutes to make at home.  It took the young women less than 10.

Simple Meals Using Only Items from the Bishop’s Storehouse

Simple Meals Using Bishop's Storehouse items.

This list of simple meals that use only items from the Bishop’s Storehouse was created and shared by Marsali Crowther. Breakfasts Pancakes/waffles, syrup Various cereals, milk Oatmeal, brown sugar, syrup, raisins Yogurt Fresh fruit Parfait (yogurt, granola, sliced fruit) Canned peaches, pears or applesauce French toast (bread, eggs, milk, cinnamon), syrup Cheese Scrambled Eggs (eggs, cheese, seasonal vegetables, ketchup or salsa) Hard boiled eggs Toast, butter, Jam or Honey Fried…
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Young Women Presidency Leadership Training Handouts (Adults)

I made handouts for the bishopric to use when they issue calls to new class presidency members a few months ago, and so I decided to make Young Women Presidency leadership training handouts for adult young women leaders at the same time.  It has helped me focus in on my responsibilities as young women president and helped me understand the duties of my secretary and counselors.  Ideally, these handouts will be passed…
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Young Women Class Presidency Leadership Training Handouts

I made these handouts for the bishopric to use when they issue calls to new young women class presidency members.  We have found that often class presidencies and parents do not understand the expectations for their calling, so I created these files to help young women and parents understand what their assignment entails. There are three Class Presidency Leadership Training Handouts, each describing one of the callings: class president, class…
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Streamlining Church meetings by taking minutes

Hey, everyone! I’m doing a webinar on how to streamline your tortuous church meetings by learning to take and use minutes at 11:00AM EST, 9:00AM MST today!  You can register for the webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-XBdOwPeRXe0bXMrvAZYLw The webinar is being hosted by Leading LDS, and will be available for free for the next 24 hours ONLY!  After that, you can access this webinar and many others in the Leading LDS library by becoming…
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How to: Make a Young Women Bracelet for Christmas or Birthday Gifts

How to make a young women values sparkle bracelet

Step One: Assemble your YW Bracelet materials: What you need to make a Young Women Values Sparkle Bracelet: one jewelry cord with clasp nine rondelle 8mm spacer beads with clear crystal rhinestones eight fiber optic beads in value colors (Get all of the above items in my NEW Young Women Values Sparkle Bracelet kit) scissors needle-nosed pliers super glue (optional) Step Tw0: Thread the Beads: String the  young women value beads in this…
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