Monday, August 20, 2012

Safford Stake Trek

Wink'em such a fun game.  Each girl sits in front of a boy.  Everyone is in a circle.  There is one boy without a girl in front of him.  The boy without a girl winks at another girl that does have a boy behind her.  The girl then jumps up quickly and runs for the boy that just gave her a wink.  The boy behind her tried to grab her before she gets away.  If she doesn't get away she stays where she is.  If she does get away she goes to the boy that winked at her and the boy she just left in now the winker.

 Stick pull
 Every family had to choose one person to shoot for their food.  If you missed your family didn't get meat.
 Helping the women across the water
 We got to this point and talked to the kids about this is the right place.  Such a beautiful sight with all the youth, strong testimony and the view!
 Weston was in the Bingham family.  He is such an awesome young man!
 Ruger looking ever so handsome in his rainslicker
 Rough terrain.  The way had to be cleared and a two man saw did the job!
 Assembling the handcarts

 Some of our great Ma's and Pa's there were 17 Ma's and Pa's in all with 10 kids in each family.
 Each family had a baby.  Each baby weighed around 7 to 10 pounds.  Each baby was to always be treated as a real baby.  Many families lost their babies along the way and they had to be buried.  This is Wes with a few of his friends before we left the Stake Center.
Brent and I were the Head Ma and Pa over the trek this year.  It was a lot of work but so rewarding!  The youth inthe Safford Stake are truley remarkable youth!  We were super lucky and got to take my nephew Ruger with us.  We had a wonderful time and I am greatful we got to be a part of it.

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