Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hollywood Standards

We spent the weekend with the youth of our Stake. It's always a privilege to be with them. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious, so if that means I have to make French toast by the ton and wake up with the chickens to serve them for breakfast, I'll do it time and time again.

 It was their Standards activity. A weekend focusing on the FOR STRENGTH OF YOUTH booklet.

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A Hollywood theme, complete with movie making, the red carpet, and black tie screening.

Each group got a standard( dating, friends, dress and appearance, service, mental and physical health etc.) and had 1 hour to film their movie on that standard. Their ideas where hilarious, insightful and powerful....

While the movies were edited by leaders. 

Social media responsibility. We all need to hear this.

It's black or white, their are no shades of grey. (Tackling the issues of pornography.) Dificult subject presented with honesty and love. 

They were just so well presented.

The red carpet led into the black tie screening...

The classic Star Wars a galaxiy to so far away, the youth of Nanaimo Stake...scroll lead into the the quote from first page of the FSOY booklet, from the First Presidency...( I love this !)....

OUR DEAR YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN, we have great confidence in you. You are beloved sons and daughters of God and He is mindful of you. You have come to earth at a time of great opportunities and also of great challenges. The standards in this booklet will help you with the important choices you are making now and will yet make in the future. We promise that as you keep the covenants you have made and these standards, you will be blessed with the companionship of the Holy Ghost, your faith and testimony will grow stronger, and you will enjoy increasing happiness.

The six movies followed, each was just AWESOME 

We set high standards for our youth and their willingness  and ability to rise to the call is amazing. It's humbling to witness. They are indeed beloved sons and daughters.


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