Book of Mormon reading challenge
Starting like in January the youth was given the challenge to read the book of Mormon. We would get certain points on how much of it we finished by the first of June. We chose whether or not we wanted to read. Once we were to a certain point we got a coin. We had NO clue what these coins were for, but it was our choice whether or not we wanted these coins and whether or not we would read the book of Mormon. I have no clue why I didn’t read, but I didn’t, and come to find out when Youth Conference came I had wished that I had read my scriptures.We went up to Bear Lake for youth conference. We were going to camp out a couple nights and then the last night there we were going to have a “special” activity before testimony meeting. Well we all had our fun and then the last day we were there we found out what the
coins were for. They were for what we would be able to eat for dinner that night.We were all divided into 3 different groups, depending on how many coins we had. There was the Telestial group, the Terrestrial group, and the Celestial group. Because I had very few coins and didn’t really even read the scriptures I was in the bottom group. I was heading off to the Telestial world. Each group was taken to a different place for dinner, and no one knew where each other were going until after the experience. We ended up on a beach, were given matches to start a fire, and hot dogs, and buns, and a few cans of beans. We had to search the beach for our wood to start the fire, and we had to find sticks to cook the hot dogs, and they had hidden on the beach a can opener for us to open our cans of beans, and tinsels to eat them with. We put those right in the fire, and then cook our hotdogs on sticks. We did have a nice time, but I can tell you the meal wasn’t that good.We found out later that the people taken to the Terrestrial world were given a bbq grill, hugger patty’s or chicken, buns, all the fixings, chips, salads of different sorts, the normal BBQ food. And the Celestial World was taken to a nice restaurant, and had steak and
lobster.Later at Testimony meeting we had all learned a lot, and that it was our choice to go to whatever world we wanted to go to, but what we get when we are there is not going to be the same as everywhere else.It was a great Youth Conference. Something I’m going to always remember.