Wednesday, September 1, 2010

i'm in charge of the youth of tomorrow

So the wife and I both have callings in YM/YW. This past weekend we were asked to hold a Book of Mormon read-a-thon at our house. What did this mean?

24 hr. Overnight. Read the entire Book of Mormon.

Long story short. By 4AM we were losing them. Hard core.

You might be interested to know what we tried doing. Basically, this was a small affair. We had like 8 youth. We started off with a pizza dinner and we watched the Book of Mormon Movie: Volume 1 - Lehi's Journey. This of course was epic and covered 1st and 2nd Nephi (basically, right?). Then the rest of the activity had peppered seminary and cartoon videos from every reading we could apply them too. The kids loved this... and the reason for this love was best summed up by this statement, "Put on a video so we can sleep some more."

Awesome. We are totally getting through to them.

But at the end of the day, I think we got through to them. And I think we had a fun time. And we ate a lot of junk food.