Yesterday, December 30, 2012, President and I spent the day in Sint Niklaas Ward. We spoke in Sacrament Meeting and they had a 5th Sunday meeting where the Bishop outlined the upcoming year and the missionary goals that the Ward Council had put together and supported. They have some wonderful ideas and plans for the new year. How surprised was I when a sister was asked to come up front and explain an activity the Relief Society and Young Women would have very soon. She pulled out Shantel Kesler's scripture bag that she made a Girl's Camp in 2011 in the Fillmore Utah Girls Camp. The Sint Niklaas ward will be making the bags all year because their goal is to give away 400 Books of Mormon by December 31, 2013. This is an ambitious goal as the average sacrament meeting attendance in this ward is 88 people. My gratitude to them and their missionary efforts in 2013.
The gift of the Scripture Bags just keeps giving and giving to the missionary efforts in the Belgium Netherlands Mission.