Several girls in our ward are passing off goals for their second time around! I'm so proud of them. In this world of disintegrating families and faith, what a tremendous blessing to have this simple yet powerful program to bring us closer to Christ and help the girls prepare for happy marriage, motherhood, temple blessings, and eternal life with God.
This blog post got me thinking about the value of leaders leading by example by working on Personal Progress with their girls. Moms totally can too! Although moms who aren't leaders still have to do the full requirements....but that's okay, you'll get all those blessings!
Remember, "Leaders are encouraged to work on Personal Progress along with the young women. Those who participate in the Personal Progress program themselves understand the program better and set a favorable example for the young women to follow." (From Personal Progress, page 91.)
Noelle Pikus-Pace wore her two Young Women necklaces when photographed for 2014 the Olympics: her torch pendant, and her Young Women recognition medallion for finishing her Personal Progress program. She openly shared her faith, and set a great example for young women around the world!
Leaders, you and I don't have to be Olympic stars to set a great example for the young women in our wards and families. Let's do this!
If you dedicate one hour every Sunday afternoon to work on your Personal Progress goals, you'll be surprised how much you can accomplish. Sometimes our family uses family scripture time to study the scripture verses required for one person's goal - whether it be Personal Progress, Faith in God, or Duty to God. We've enjoyed some delicious discussions doing it this way.
Here's a cool chart we used to help us pace ourselves. It helps us see which experiences can be done in one sitting, which take a couple weeks, a month, or whatever.