May 7, 2012

Standing as Witnesses: YW in Excellence

This one is from the archives, but a good one to remember and share. 
 Could also be used for Standing as Witnesses, the Worth of Soles, Standing for Truth and Righteousness, etc. 

Young Womens in Excellence 2010  

“Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9).
We designed our program around shoes and being strong and courageous.

We asked each young women to bring a pair of shoes that represented when they feel they stand their strongest.  We gave them a paper to fill out that described their shoes and why they feel courageous in them.

Examples: Track shoes, dance shoes, Sunday shoes, "sneakers" basketball shoes, etc.

We displayed these shoes as neat and organized as possible along with one thing they worked on or passed off in Personal Progress that year.

We typed up their shoe description on a nice folded card

We had a wonderful program which included a short talk about a time I felt strong and courageous as I hiked the Grand Canyon with my husband.

We also asked the parents to write about a time their daughter was strong and courageous.  We read each an everyone of those short experiences.  There were many tears as we talked about their daughters.

For our handout we handed out socks: Colorful socks with an iron-on logo "Stand Strong and Courageous"  that the young women loved wearing.  Many of them put them on right then and there.

It was a wonderful night and I wanted to share this with anyone that could use it. It is easily adaptable and had a great message.

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