I have been serving in the YW organization at church for about six months. I love, love, LOVE the ladies I work with, and more importantly, these young women! They are truly remarkable. We have extremely talented girls, ranging from music & theater, to cheerleading & water polo. They are all extremely good students, and a few work part time at local businesses as well. To say we are lucky is a major understatement! For your New Beginnings, to welcome the incoming Beehives (young women who will turn 12 during the year), we wanted to focus on the 2016 Mutual Theme: Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ. We focused on an airline theme; staging the room like an airplane, serving in-flight snacks, and even dressing as flight attendants. The young women all participated in a skit, written by Alysha, about baggage. We all have baggage, ranging from gossiping to struggling with our testimonies. Each of the girls introduced a piece of baggage, and then focused on how a Young Women Value could help ease the burden of heavy baggage. It was a major hit! To end the night, the girls sang this gorgeous song (even better than this version!), and a delicious spread of treats. My friend Janelle, bakes & decorates the cutest sugar cookies, so we had her help us with the cookies for this event, and she pulled out all the stops!