LDS girls, Do LDS Things, In LDS Ways... and this is exactly what makes an LDS girl, different from their peers. In a world, where most girls have no direction and no real reason for being "good" - LDS girls actually DO!

LDS girls who know who they are - make better choices.
So, I suppose you could apply the saying that "knowledge is power"? But even more important than a general statement like that... is knowing that the knowledge you embrace, just happens to be - the TRUTH.

LDS girls operate, and therefore make choices - that are anchored in eternal truths. Do LDS girls make mistakes? You bet they do! But after they hit themselves upside the head a bit for doing so - they will most always learn from those mistakes.

How can a girl know what is right, if no one ever offers her truth - by which to compare and analyze her choices, actions and the results that are caused by her use of agency? LDS girls are blessed to have been offered by loving parents, leaders and living prophets today - the TRUTH.

I honor these LDS girls from their teen years, and up to the time where they make the most important decisions of a young women today. Education, relationships and ultimately marriage and family. LDS young women are making good choices, based on their very personal experiences of utilizing the truth that they know, against that which the world would have them believe.

LDS girls know how to "Stand For Something" in a world that is fast becoming extremely wayward and lost to moral values.

So yes... LDS Girls Do LDS Things in LDS Ways, because they KNOW!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Zion's Trek

Have you ever participated in a Zion’s Trek activity?

Do you know what a Zion’s Trek even is?

A Zion’s Trek is an activity that commemorates a part of the history of the LDS Church and the westward movement. In other words, it is an activity where you get to experience what it was like to be a hand cart pioneer.

To participate in this activity you usually dress the part.

You spend your days pulling a hand cart holding all your belongings and supplies in it.

Perhaps you get a little taste of what it felt like to be a pioneer yourself.

This weekend was the Murrieta Stake of California’s Zion’s Trek.

This link is for a great newspaper article written in the local newspaper about the event. Make sure you check it out!

Here is some of the response from the kids who participated:

"It's an adventure, and you get a taste of what the pioneers went through, and a greater appreciation of the sacrifices they made," said 17-year-old Alton Skaggs.

"It was freezing last night, and I was thinking, ‘They didn't have sleeping bags,'" Katelynn said about her ancestors.

"The small stuff, like water, you become pretty grateful for," said Kyle Frizzell, 17.

If you have been on a Zion’s Trek tell us what your favorite part about it was.... What did you learn?

1 comment:

Kim W said...

I just found your site. Love your views!

I just went on a trek with our stake this last weekend. It was amazing!!! The kids were such "players"! They got into their roles and really learned all they could.

My favorite part ... hmmmm, don't know if I can narrow it to one favorite. Ok, one of my favorite parts was when the boys were taken away by the US Army to fight the mexican war. The girls were shocked that they were going to be alone. I was a chaperone to a family and my job was simply to remind kids to hydrate and to not let anyone die. The adults were not to help. Each family had a ma & pa, but they were youth also and had to deal with stuff. The ma in my group, as soon as the boys left, asked the rest of the group to stop and pray before going on. That was very inspirational to me.

Ok, so you know the drill. They are alone and have to go up a huge hill. Our hand cart was second in the line to have to go up the hill. The girls put down their hand cart to help the first cart get up the hill. Then all the "angels" came down to help them. The Bishops of the stake and Stake Presidency members dressed in all white to help the girls. It was a highlight for the girls to see how their prayers are answered and how often we forget that there are angels all around us sent to make our burdens lighter. Amazing experience.

Of course, I was thrilled to be home, showered, with a bed to sleep in. Ha! :)