Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ensign Poster girls.

I just spent the past weekend up in Payson with both YW and YM for our 09' youth confernce- "Be thou an example". We had a blast! Hiking, eating, laughing and learning. I am always so impressed with the awesome spirits that are entrusted to me and my fabulous leaders. Really, I have the BEST to work with, which only means they make me and the program look the BEST.

A side note that I have been thinking about lately, is really how much more dramatic the world has become for the youth now from when I grew up just a few years back. They have so much on their plates and if it isnt excellence keeping the girls so crazy busy then it the worlds crap being thrown at them all the time. The youth are strong, really, I thought I was top notch in what was expected and the way I lived. Really, these youth already come hardwired for excellence and as leaders all we have to do is remind them and then point them in the right direction. My Laurel Amber, a few weeks ago calls me rather frantic and really wants to know what to do in her life. She was trying to figure out how to be in Cheer her senior year, attend cosmetology school, take weighted classes at Mesa High, and also how to fit in her few classes at MCC that is preparing her to get her associates. I just sat dumbfounded and I felt rather lame as I tried to give her advice on what to do and how she was going to fit in family as well as mutual Wednesday night. She wouldnt be able to attend mutual with all that would be going on next year for school. Honestly, how pathetic do I feel! She has made a right decision to keep attending mutual and has for the moment postponed a huge privilege to help her succeed in her future life. Wow, what a huge example to me! I have a few girls like this, that could be the ENSIGN poster girl. My life even with a crappy job and stupid math class some how has HUGE meaning because Heavenly Father has allowed me to be in the presence of wonderful girls.

Youth Confernce, Payson Feb 09'

videoWe had such a GREAT time this past weekend up at Payson. The youth were fantastic and we had fun playing games and having wonderful firesides and spiritual stuff plus the food was awesome! Thank you's to Sister Olsen and the Killians for the use of their cabin, and for the many leaders who were able to get away for an overnighter away from their family. The youth came away with a very positive reaction and we look forward to doing many great things down the road.
We had Chicken Luingini with french bread and a garden salad, A grandslam breakfast, and a BBQ for lunch, with a yummy stawberry shake. The youth went on their nature hike and had a 30 minutes in the woods pondering experience and with movies and games who has time for sleep! Amber skidmore, thanks for doing such a great job in planning and conducting everything. Really, she is one amazing gal! We had a great tunout, with 35 people!

Youth Confernce, Payson Feb 09'





Youth Confernce, Payson Feb 09'





Youth Confernce, Payson Feb 09'