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CAMDEN WARD

NEWSLETTER, JULY 2012

Bishopric Message To the Camden Ward family, I have been pondering on what message to share with you,  and after having some wonderful tithing settlement interviews with families and individuals, and  as we begin yet another financial year, with carbon tax now upon us, job  redundancies, rising bill costs, I humbly suggest that you consider a food storage cupboard, start or continue a savings account, furthering education for the prospect of a better, and secure job. And to always be a "cheerful giver" with your tithing and other donations. May I also share with you 2 quotes from church leaders, "Whether early in life or late, we must all eventually learn to discipline ourselves, our appetites, and our economic desires. How blessed is he who learns to spend less than he earns and puts something away for a rainy day" (N. Eldon Tanner, "Constancy Amid Change," Ensign, Nov. 1979, p. 81). "No matter how much or how little we have to live on each week or month, it needs to be used wisely. We need to decide on a budget and live within it. Some claim living within a budget takes the fun out of life and is too restrictive. But those who avoid

Relief Society Message Hi Sisters, We hope you're enjoying the school holidays, I'm certainly enjoying the lighter traffic :)  If you want some beautiful music to listen to Mormon channel has lots of episodes of "music with a message". They have different topics eg "grace", "optimism, cheerfulness", "praise" etc.. They are lovely :) and free to download. The music is by Mormon Tabernacle Choir and other artists like Michael McLean.

http://mormonchannel.org/ music-with-a-message/40personal-inspiration  Bishops Storehouse Thanks for your donations so far.  We are now collecting anything that comes in a tin, a packet, or a bottle.  Anything that stores well. Have a great week Sisters and see you next Sunday Lots of Love, Relief Society Presidency

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WHAT’S ON? check page 2 of the newsletter for upcoming activities in the ward and around Macarthur Stake.

CONGRATULATIONS! To Poasa, Masae and family on the baptisms of Bro. Poasa Leaupepe and their son Thomas. Next stop, the Temple :)

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suffer the pains of living outside of it. The Church operates within a budget. Successful business functions within a budget. Families free of crushing debt have a budget. Budget guidelines encourage better performance and management" (Marvin J. Ashton, "It's No Fun Being Poor," Ensign, Sept. 1982, p. 75). Their timely counsel applies more now in these "perilous times" and I hope you may evaluate your current circumstances and see what needs to be done so that you, your family may be prepared spiritually, physically, financially, to face any trials / challenges that you may encounter. I end my message with this scripture Doctrine & Covenants 88:119    Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;

...What’s on 08/07 Stake Youth Fireside - see your youth leaders for more info 14/07 Stake Temple day 21/07 Youth/YSA Helping Hands activity - 8am-10am 29/07 EFY Fireside - 6pm For youth aged 14 and over 25/08 Stake Relief Society and YW activity - All women 12 and over are invited to attend Sign in to your LDS account online to stay up to date with all ward/ stake activities: https:// signin.lds.org/SSOSignIn/ FROM THE WARD MISSI ON LEADER Our new newsletter

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Hi Camden Ward, We lcome to our monthly newsletter wh ich will be distributed on the firs t Sunday of the month. We’d lov e for all the auxiliaries to have a say in the next edition. Please send presidency messages and calen dar items to andrew.croft@integlo bal.org before the last Friday of the month for inclusion.

Cleaning Roster Reminders 7 & 8th July      Ward Clean  14 & 15 Jul       Wellington 21 & 22-Jul       Woodward 28 & 29-Jul       D C Sullivan 4 & 5 Aug Murrin

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July 2012 Camden Ward Newsletter