Saturday, 18 January 2014

Young men learn to reach out and rescue at annual camp

The Devonport Stake Young Men camp was held at the Porter family farm from January 16 to 18 2014. 20 Young Men representing each unit of the Stake attended the Camp with the theme of "Reach out to Rescue", which is a saying popular by a prophet Thomas S. Monson.

The Young Men participated in a 5km hike & 2km swim where they were assigned a companion whom they were challenged to get to know better. The camp focused on both spiritual and physical rescue as Bro James Sayers of the Stake Young Men Presidency taught Young Men various knot tying techniques which were later used in rescue scenarios, which took place at the Deloraine Primary School swimming pool.

A fireside & testimony meeting was held where leaders and Young Men discussed how we can be of service in the spiritual rescue of others, highlighting the fact that a smile and friendly hello to someone really does make a big difference in a persons life.  At the conclusion of the camp many of the Young Men expressed their appreciation to both Young Men leaders and their fellow Young Men about how enjoyable and uplifting the camp had been.