Friday, August 20, 2021

The heart and a willing mind.

The boys participated in a three-day youth conference with
  the kids at church.
The youth theme this year was:
“Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation
 of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.
 Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.”
 (Doctrine and Covenants 64:33-34)
They ate good food, took life classes, enjoyed activities, 
did service, and they even went boating.
For Oliver's service day, he went with a small group of kids his age to the
Carolina Tiger Rescue here in Pittsboro.
They cleaned cages, picked up trash, and prepared food for the tigers.
Nicholas and his age group cleaned up trailheads and camping areas
near the beautiful Jordan Lake.
Hands down, the best part of the conference was boating.
Over a dozen members brought their own boats to the reserved marina,
and hundreds of kids were able to go boating, tubing, and skiing.
It was epic, and organized perfectly!
Chrisitan helped out with the boating activities.
Oliver fell asleep on the boat (and got sunburned) because he 
had worked a 5:00 am shift at the golf course earlier that morning.
Lottie and I went school shopping
for some last-minute things (socks, baggies, and lunch chips).
We even rescued a super slow turtle crossing a busy road.
I'd say this last weekend was truly a perfect way to end our summer!

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