Saturday, June 4, 2011

Doha 1st Ward Relief Society

Last Saturday we had a Relief Society Meeting and it was wonderful.  We had classes, great conversations, a lot of learning, a cooking demonstration, a slide show, and then a delicious luncheon.  We even had a beautiful musical number from one sister's daughter who is visiting.  The oboe is a beautiful instrument.  The theme for the meeting was patterned after the "This Little Piggy" nursery rhyme.  Ours was a little different though:

This Doha Sister went to MARKET,
This Doha Sister stayed HOME,
This Doha Sister had SEAFOOD,
This Doha Sister had NONE,
And this Doha Sister went, "WEE, WEE, WEE!"  all the way home.

Can you guess what the classes were about?

Because our ward is somewhat like a college ward, with people leaving for the summer and then returning in the fall when school starts back up, this meeting was kind of a closing social or sorts.  Many families are leaving our Doha Ward for greener pastures (literally).  Every spring and fall there is a transition our ward goes through as families move on and new families begin their Doha experience, but this year seems to be especially busy.  So we tried to enjoy each other as much as possible because the dynamics of this ward demand us to live in the great moments we have together.

Thanks to all our talented and energetic sisters (and young women) for setting up, advertising, teaching, organizing, cooking, and babysitting.  We all had a great time.  For those of you leaving our desert oasis we wish you well and hope your new adventures are blessed.  We release you from our ward but not from our hearts.  We send our love along with you.




Oh, and thanks to this guy for . . . well . . . being my support system with my Relief Society responsibilities and EVERYTHING else.

45 comments:

terahreu said...

So sad I missed this one! I always love the RS socials. You always do such an awesome job. I miss miss you for the next 3 months, by the way. I will try not to melt before I see you again!

Amy said...

Our ward has quite a bit of turnover, and I wish I could say we "embrace" our short-term families like you do. Unfortunately, it takes almost a year to "break into" the ward and feel like you have a friend. I need to do better at this! Thanks for the reminder.

Unknown said...

Hello, My name is Analyn. I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I have a sister, her name is Milanie. She works in Qatar. She is also LDS. She wants to know the address of the Doha 1st ward meetinghouse and the time Sacrament Service starts every Sunday. She is new in Qatar. Thank you for the information --Analyn

Dianna said...

Hi Analyn! It is always good to hear about another member of the church in Doha. Please leave me your email address in this comments section so I can email you privately about the church location, etc. I would love to meet your sister and help her in any way I can.

Arif Taskiran said...

Hi Sister Dianna! I'm going to Doha in two days and I'd like to go to church in there but I couldn't get a hold of bishops in Doha. Could you please send me the address and worship time of the Doha 1st Ward? Here's my email address:
ariftaskiran@gmail.com

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Arif

Hannah Pedersen said...

My husband and I are LDS and may move to Doha with our 5 month old son this summer. I have really enjoyed reading about your stay there and learning from your posts that there are LDS people there and even a Relief Society. Thanks for sharing.

Josephine Mae Sabala said...

Hi! ^_^
I am so happy I came across with this page.

I am Josephine originally from Cebu, Philippines and an active member of the church. I've been here in Doha for almost 6 months already. I've been looking for the church or any members of the church so that somehow I can attend church meetings or at least the sacrament.

Please help me locate the church and its schedule. I'm currently staying in Al Qaida St., Mushaireb

Thank you.

Josephine Mae Sabala said...

My apologies, its Al Qalaid not Al Qaida..my bad.. ^_^

Dianna said...

Hi Josephine!
I too am glad you found this page! I want you to be able to go to church too. Unfortunately, we don't live in Doha anymore, but I still keep in contact with many members of the church there. There are actually two wards in Doha, and one is just for Filipino members. You could attend either one. If you leave your email address on a comment here, I will send your information to someone in Doha so they can contact you about where the church is and see if they can pick you up for church. Hopefully you will be able to attend next Friday. The building the Saints meet in is in the West Bay area, kind of by the Arch/Rainbow roundabout. As soon as you leave your information (email address and maybe your phone number) I will send it to the bishop and the Relief Society president and they will contact you. I am glad you contacted me!
Dianna

Josephine Mae Sabala said...

Hi Sis. Dianna ^_^

I am so happy I received a reply from you.

May i know the name of the bishop and the relief society president? my email address is mae.sabala@gmail.com

I hope and pray I can attend this Friday.

Thank you so much Sis.Diannna ^_^

Dianna said...

Hello again Josephine,

I sent an email to the bishop and Relief Society president, along with some other member friends about your situation and sent you a copy of the email as well. So make sure and check your junk mail, just in case their addresses get blocked through gmail. That way you can see the names of the bishop and R.S. president there. ( I cannot publish their names in this public forum.) Hopefully one of my friends will get a hold of you with your email account and you can send them your phone number. That way they can call you and make some arrangements for you to get to church. Please let me know if you don't hear anything from them. Good luck and may the Lord bless you with all good things!
Dianna

Kattleya Policarpio said...

Hi Dianna, my name is Kaye and I'm new here in Doha I wanted to know where is the location or exact address of the LDS church here.. Hope I can go to church this friday. Here is my email ayelttak07@yahoo.com my number is 66894974

Hermie Verazon said...

Hi Dianna, my name is Hermieted to know where is the location or exact address of the LDS church here.. Hope I can go to church this friday. Here is my skype hermie.verazon2 please update me my number is +974-7093-9740

Dianna said...

Hi Hermie! I no longer live in Doha, so I passed on your contact information to the bishop's wife. She is very good at getting people the information they need. You should expect to get a call from someone in the ward so they can help you get to church. You might not get the information in time to go to church this Friday, but hopefully next week. The ward meets in a villa in the West Bay area, close to the Rainbow Roundabout. The villa is just off Al Istiqlal Street between the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex and Rainbow Roundabout. Good luck!

Dianna said...

Hi Hermie! I was wondering if you could leave your email address on a comment here. The bishop's wife asked for your email address so she could email you. She is in the U.S. right now for a visit, but she told me she will have someone from the ward contact you with the phone number you gave. It just might be easier to get a hold of you through email. Please let me know when someone from the ward has contacted you. Thank you!

Hermie Verazon said...

hello this is brother hermie....this is my email address hermieverazon@yahoo.com cause i dont know the exact location please help me to join the church of our Heavenly Father......
floreshermiebangao@gmail.com.....
thank you.....

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Heidi said...

*oops 14 MONTH old daughter :)

Gayle Greene said...

Hi my name is Gayle Greene and I just arrived from Utah. I would like to know the location of the Doha first ward, I live in Al Fardan Gardens 5. Thank you. I am excited to start attending RS. My email is gaylegreene1212@gmail.com.

Dianna said...

Hi Gayle! I have passed your information on to the Doha bishop and his wife, and they will be contacting you. Unfortunately my family and I don't live in Doha anymore, so I wish you good luck with all your endeavors in Qatar. Please let me know if you do not get contacted by the bishop or his wife.

Oba Timothy said...

kindly forward my email and contact to any one in the church.........i am a newly baptized member of the church with Aronic Priesthood, i hope to develop and grow in spirit in the CJCoLDS
please Dianna i need ur help. I reside in Al Wakra. 70211098 is my contact. email: oba_timo@yahoo.com

Dianna said...

Hello Brother Timothy! I have forwarded your message to the bishop's wife. I am sure someone will get in touch with you very soon. Please let me know if they don't call you. I wish you good luck with your experience in Doha and the church there.

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Dianna said...

Hi Tsiki Q!

I have forwarded your information to the bishop's wife and she is really good about getting in touch with members to help them get to church. My family and I no longer live in Doha, but I am happy to find someone to help you. There are actually two wards in Doha. There is Doha 1st where the meetings are conducted in English, and then there is Doha 2nd Ward where the services are conducted in Filipino. I wish you good luck with your time in Doha and especially with being able to attend church.

Dianna

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Dianna said...

Hi Tsiki Q!

Thank you for clarifying. I will ask the bishop's wife to try again. She called the number you left but was told it was the wrong number. Now that she has the correct name of Darlen, she should be able to make contact. Let me know if you need anything else.

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lyra dumlao said...

Hi sister, my cousin just arrived in Qatar and we would also like to know the church's address. Here's our email address lajoydumlao@gmail.com
Thanks and God bless. =)

lyra dumlao said...

Hi sister, my cousin just arrived in Qatar and we would also like to know the church's address. Here's our email address lajoydumlao@gmail.com
Thanks and God bless. =)

The Teacher Trainer said...

my friend peter pyasi, moved to doha, he is working in a hotel, u can see him on facebook too, his mobile number is 0097450769987. plz. message him the place of the chapel. he would love to join the sacrament meeting. thank you, we love the saints of Doha

Dianna said...

Hi Teacher Trainer! I no longer live in Doha, but I will pass on your message to some members of the church who are still there and can contact your friend Peter. Please let him know to expect someone to call him. ��

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Mervin Buenaventura said...

HI Sister Diana,

I am aware that you no longer live in Doha; however, if I may ask for the address of the meetinghouse here. I have been away from the church for a really long time and I need help spiritually. Thank you so much. Mervin (+97433776040)

Dianna said...

Hi Mervin!

I have forwarded your information to some friends who still live in Doha. I am hoping they will be able to contact you in the next couple of days, so make sure and answer your phone. I am anxious for you to be able to get to church and be embraced by the loving members there. The Doha saints are the best! Good luck to you, and please post again if you do not get contacted soon.

Naomi said...

We are considering moving to Qatar. I saw that you have been willing to give the Bishop and Relief Society president's email to people. If you would do the same for me I would be grateful. We are LDS and would like to be put into contact with some of the members there. Thanks. Naomi

Dianna said...

Hi Naomi! I no long have any connection to the present bishop or Relief Society president of the Doha 1st Ward because they are new people I haven't met, but I am still in contact with the patriarch of the stake and his wife. You will just need to leave your contact information here in the comments and then I can forward that to them so they can contact you.

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Arriane Rocel Simeon said...

Hello Ma'am,

Good Day,
My name is arriane and Im located in Doha, I know you are not here in Doha anymore but Im hoping that maybe you can help me to keep in touch with the members here??I really want to visit the church.My email is yaney1019@yahoo.com and my no. is 31068700

Thank you so much for your reply :)

Josephine Mae Sabala said...

Dear Sis. Dianna,

Good day!

Can you please send my email address as well to them? I left Qatar just last December 2015 and now I came back since August 2016. I kept on contacting from the previous members whom I have met but unfortunately I got no response from them. My email address is mae.sabala@gmail.com. I just want to know if the meeting house is still there near the West Bay Petrol Station.

Hope to receive a positive feedback from your end. :)

Thank you.

Unknown said...

Dear Sis Diana,

Can you please send me the address of the church their in Doha? I will be working their by next month and I would love going to church. My email address is forever_ryzcil@yahoo.com. Thank you so much.

mustapha kamaru said...

Hello miss Dianna my name is bro mustapha kamaru please i will be in Qatar soon please can you send me the meeting house address in Doha first ward and the bishop contact number please am a member of the church in accra ghana my email is mustaphakamaru@gmail.com thanks.

mustapha kamaru said...

Hello miss Dianna my name is bro mustapha kamaru please i will be in Qatar soon please can you send me the meeting house address in Doha first ward and the bishop contact number please am a member of the church in accra ghana my email is mustaphakamaru@gmail.com thanks.