Sunday, March 21, 2010

youth conference!

i consider myself lucky to serve with the youth of my church! how else would i be able to go to a winter wonderland with 200+ teenagers to engage in team building, spirit building, friendship building experiences? this year's youth conference was all of that and more. contrary to what most the youth might think, we leaders are not all super confident and outgoing. no, you don't suddenly turn into someone who makes friends easily when you turn 20, 30, 40, or ever. so, when we got to the conference (we were staying in barracks, with an Army theme.) and learned that ward leaders would not be working together in a Platoon, I was just as apprehensive as any of the 14-18 year olds would be. what if i didn't know anyone in my group? what if no one liked me? what if i didn't fit in for 3 whole days? well, my fears were nearly immediately put to rest when i met some of the best kids on the planet, and had a very exceptional partner to lead my platoon! (thanks Brother Fuller!) and as if that weren't enough, Company A was a very friendly place to bunk! (i was the only leader in my company sleeping out with the girls, and it was a very fun experience! i stayed up way to late chit-chatting, but when do i get to do that?) the activities were fun and challenging, and the classes were uplifting and inspiring. do i really have to wait another year? (no, no quite! girls camp is just around the corner!!! hurray!!!)

"Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. For the Lord, thy God is with thee withersoever thou goes." Joshua 1:9

1 comment:

the bates motel said...

so fun! sad i missed it!