August 9-11 Mike and I had the opportunity to go to youth conference with our stake. We were tribal parents at this Book of Mormon themed youth conference. We had a fun time. We spent most days watching re-enactments from the Book of Mormon. It was great conference and I enjoyed the spirit we felt while there. One day there was a torrential downpour that flooded our tents. Prayers were said and the rain ceased when it was time for it to. The most wonderful experience for me was the re-enactment of the Savior coming to America. It was amazing as our Stake President who was re-enacting the Savior came and hugged each one of us. The spirit was so strong and I cannot wait for the day when I can see the Savior. It was a great weekend and I hope the youth learned a lot.
Mike and I
Bishop talking the the youth
Our ward writing their testimonies on 'gold plates'
Our youth talking about the title of liberty for our ward
Our youth were amazing and they wrote an amazing title of liberty it said:
"We the youth of the EM 11th Ward will call upon our Lord and Savior to strengthen us in our families, homes, testimonies, beliefs, virtue, and weaknesses. With His help, we commit to share His truths with the world and our families which can be eternal."
Yes...I serve with the coolest youth in the world!!!! :)
Mine and Mike's tribe was from The Waters of Mormon and this was our tribal flag.
The final battle re-enactment. It was a lovely weekend and I'm glad that we were able to go. I was so thankful to Amanda and Ethan for taking the time to watch our girls so we could go! When we arrived home we found this on our bed. Katie had written us a letter for when we got home.
It was so sweet!
The girls missed us but they had an awesome time with Aunt Amy and Uncle Ethan
They got to go to the fair and they loved it!
Madi's face paint
Katie's face paint
Mayli's paint on her arm