Sunday, July 18, 2010

pioneer children.

I love the primary. I could shout it from the rooftops. I LOVE the primary.

In our church, most all of the members are assigned some sort of responsibility (commonly known as their "calling"). These responsibilities change as the leaders are guided and inspired to fill the needs of the church. Right now Duke and I are both working with young children in the primary.

We were pioneer wagon train leaders for a special activity on Saturday.

We trekked all the way from the church to our backyard (about three blocks) and pitched tents, played games, and sang songs together, all the while playing the part of courageous pioneers crossing the harsh wilderness.

Did I mention peach cobbler?

You know, some people might say that callings in primary are a chore; that it would be like babysitting, or that there are so many other more uplifting places to serve.

Some people are missing out.

These children are giants in all things beautiful, lovely, praiseworthy. Their hearts are light. I love them, and I love the primary.

I love the primary.

3 comments:

Megan said...

What an awesome activity! I'm in the primary as well and love it!

emily said...

i LOVE primary too. ben and i teach the 6 & 7 year olds and yes, it is super exhausting but i really love it. i miss it when we're away. and i feel like i learn a lot that i otherwise would not.

Brittany said...

ditto!