Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 140–Youth Conference 2011

What do you get when you mix 25 teenagers, 4 leaders and 3 cowboys with 32 horses?  A beautiful 2 hour horseback ride through majestic mountain scenery! 


“Through the Eye of the Storm”  this year’s Youth Conference theme.  Just as the eye of the storm is the only peaceful place found in a real storm, teenagers today likened that to their own lives.  They seek that peace in a stormy, tumultuous world where evil influences surround and tempt them.   They were taught that this could be achieved by keeping their “eye single to the glory of God”.   

Youth Conference is a time for youth of the LDS church to remove themselves from the outside world to be spiritually fed.  It’s also a time to get to know those of your same faith and values a little bit better.  What a better way to do that than experiencing high-adventure sports such as horseback riding, zip-lining and rock repelling together?  Through facing our fears, whether it was horses, heights, or camping,we grew together as a youth group.      

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