Friday, August 23, 2013

Youth Regional Camp–August 23, 2013

School is out here and the outside activities have shifted into high gear.  The Regional Camp for youth 14 to 18 was held this week.  The boys stayed at the LDS Primary School (just behind our office) and the girls stayed at the LDS College, and all the meals and classes were held at the College as well.

We were assigned to give a 40 minute presentation on what is available to help students with their higher education.  There were about 500 youth and leaders and our time slot was 12:10 to 12:50pm, which actually was closer to 1:10 to 1:50 and just before lunch.  We had to work hard to keep them from drifting off to sleep or fainting from hunger.

The boys hung all their wet clothes out the window and there was one boys white shirt hanging on the fence.  I could just hear him saying, “Dude, I can’t find my white shirt!”  They had a dinner and dance, and did all the other fun things.  They ended on Saturday morning at the temple site and they were all wearing their bright new yellow shirts.

It was Hibiscus Festival in downtown Suva as well and there were a lot of other churches holding youth and adult retreats around the city.  The city has been a zoo and the traffic horrific and to top it off Wednesday it rained about as hard as we have seen it rain and it lasted all day.  Busy week in Suva.

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