Monday, September 5, 2011


I was going through some old papers, and i discovered notes i took from a stake conference where we were told they’d had their best youth conference turnout ever for a three-day “trek”* event. This was presented as clear evidence that trek is a wonderful thing.**

Me, i just find it worth noting that they probably wouldn’t have gotten as high a turnout for, say, a three-day project helping build a Habitat for Humanity house, and that’s just sad.

* For those of you who have happy enough lives that you’re unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is trek, imagine a bunch of teenagers risking heatstroke as they push two-wheeled wheelbarrows around, and you’ve pretty much got it.

** If the causality seems tenuous, congratulations! You are capable of basic logic.

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

I was forbidden from going on Trek due to my blood sugar. Other kids were barred because of allergies. Our stake still refuses to allow kids with issues to go (against church rules, btw). If it's that way when my kids are bigger Ani and Fritz will not be allowed to go (honestly... not sure that's a bad thing).

We did have a bigger turnout than for Trek for a stake youth activity when I was a kid where we cleaned out the property of an elderly lady who lived near our church building. It was a grimy, yucky sort of day, but I was always impressed with that turnout to give service.