Monday, June 29, 2009
All in all camp went very well. The girls seemed to have had a good time. We had a hard night Thursday night. Thursday night was our spiritual program night. Sister Woolford planned and prepared a wonderful evening. She spoke to the girls about finding their way and how GPS's are great and how we each have one as well. The stake leaders had a value and we each wore khaki pants with the color of t-shirt that went with our value. We had a little part that we said to each group that camp through. We asked the girls to commit to living that value as we tied a ribbon of that value to their wrists. As they came to each group we all had cd players with a cd that Sister Woolford made for each of us and we turned the cd's on as we tied the ribbons and as they walked from each group. We were far enough away from each other that we could not see or hear the other group. When the girls first started and their journey they were each given a candle in a dixie cup to carry to light the way. If it went out they were not to light it again, some went out right away because they were not very careful, some girls were very careful with theirs. One thought that I told the girls towards the end of the groups as it was getting darker into the evening, is that as they started out each had a light and could see very easily but as the night progressed on and their lights went out it was harder to see. We needed to depend on the Savior more when life becomes hard and its not as easy to see. We need to remember that Heavenly Father loves us and is there for each of us. We need to ask him for guidance and follow his commandments even when others try to lead us in a different direction. After this wonderful program, several things happened and several girls fell right into Satan's trap of not doing what is right. I know that Satan works hard on all of us and that we need to really stay on the path because he is trying to hard to pull people away...one girl..one family.. many generations. Its just that simple.