It has been such a blessing this week to be in touch with President David Payne and President Larry Watkins. I found both through Facebook (what would we do without it) and they each have offered their assistance and encouragement. I am really looking forward to receiving their contributions to the project. Also, President Felker's family has offered their support and I so appreciate being in touch with that wonderful family.
President Payne is a fellow journal-keeper and has a typed journal from his years serving as President. He is editing and will be sending what he can in a few weeks. This is another testament of the importance of journal keeping. I am sure there are so many details in his journal that would have escaped his memory had he not recorded them years ago.
We are trying to compiling this history in the same spirit. I have felt the impression to do this NOW. As thus far, I have felt lead and blessed to make contact with all 5 of the past presidencies. Our final product may not be grand, but I just know it will be a good thing.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A sister in my ward just told me about some photos she has from the first Youth Conference held in the Cape Stake. It was at SEMO and apparently was really well attended. I can't wait to see those pictures, and I just know that there are so many other photos and stories out there waiting to be uncovered. Think of all Father-Son Campouts, Girls' Camps, and Standard's Nights that have occurred during the past 25 years. We would love any programs, photos or memories from these events.