Riverton Utah Stake Relief Society

Be ye Strong


March/April 2010

Volume 3; Issue 2

President’s Message

Dear Sisters,

We hope that each of you had the chance to partake of the renewing power of General Conference. We were reminded many times of the roles we have as women – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, visiting teachers, etc. Each of us has the opportunity to do much good in the lives of those we serve. May we take this opportunity to tell you Thank You for all that you do. As we have chances to visit you, we are constantly amazed at the love and work that is evident in your lives. You teach and inspire us. May we remind you of three key words that help us keep in mind the work of Relief Society. They are FAITH, FAMILY, and SERVICE. Sister Julie Beck, General Relief Society President, has reminded us of these three principles in her recent addresses.

  • Increased FAITH and personal righteousness – may we become more holy!

  • Strengthening home and FAMILY – love, teach, work, study, and pray together!

  • Look for ways to SERVE others – search outside yourself for opportunities to lift another.

These are important and critical ideas to consider and remember. May we conclude with the words of Sister Beck at our General Training meeting in late March – it is how we feel about you.

"We love you, we love you, we thank you. It isn't easy, but it is a rewarding and wonderful service that changes us, and our hearts are never the same once we've worked in this kind of work," Sister Beck said. "[The gospel] was restored by a prophet of God, Joseph Smith, who knew that there was a place for the sisters in this Church to build the kingdom as never before."

May you be blessed in this work you are doing here upon this earth. Please know of our love for each of you this beautiful spring season.

Love, Shannon, Lori, Sammy, and Jan

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Life

Take steps every day to live a safe and healthy life.

Eat healthy.

Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.

Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, and fat.

Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight.

Be active.

Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.

Help kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day. Include activities that raise their breathing and heart rates and that strengthen their muscles and bones.

Protect yourself.

Wear helmets, seat belts, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Wash hands to stop the spread of germs.

Build safe and healthy relationships with family and friends.

Be ready for emergencies. Make a supply kit. Make a plan. Be informed.

Manage stress.

Balance work, home, and play.

Get support from family and friends.

Stay positive.

Take time to relax.

Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make sure kids get more, based on their age.

Get help or counseling if needed.

Get check-ups.

Ask your doctor or nurse how you can lower your chances for health problems based on your lifestyle and personal and family health histories.

Find out what exams, tests, and shots you need and when to get them.

See your doctor or nurse as often as he or she says to do so. See him or her sooner if you feel sick, have pain, notice changes, or have problems with medicine.

Herbs and Edible Landscaping

Gardening Workshop

Saturday, May 8th 9:00 – 11:00 am

Ranch Building

Orange Pork and Asparagus Stir-Fry

From Good Housekeeping Kitchen

Slices of lean pork tenderloin are quickly cooked with fresh asparagus and juicy orange pieces.

2 Naval oranges

1 tsp olive oil

1 Pork Tenderloin (~¾ lb) trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally

¾ tsp salt

¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper

1½ lb Asparagus Spears (Trimmed & each stalk cut in half)

1 Clove Garlic (Crushed with Press)

Kumquats on the Stem (Optional for Garnish)

From 1 orange, grate 1 tsp peel and squeeze ¼ cup juice. Cut off peel and white pith from remaining orange. Cut orange into ¼-inch slices; cut each slice into quarters.

In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat ½ of the oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add ½ the pork and sprinkle with salt & pepper; cook 2 minutes or until pork just loses its pink color, stirring frequently. Transfer pork to plate. Repeat with remaining oil, pork, salt & pepper. Transfer pork to same plate.

To same skillet, add asparagus, garlic, orange peel, remaining ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ cup water; cover and cook about 2 minutes or until asparagus is tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Return pork to skillet. Add orange juice and orange pieces; heat through, stirring often. Garnish with kumquats if you like.

Cannery News

Alicia Clayton

Stake Welfare Specialist


Sandy Utah Home Storage Center Dry Pack (801-561-8104)

Wednesday, April 14th - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thursday, May 20th – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

These times have been reserved for our Stake

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