Alma 7:13 (My Mission Scripture)
"Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me." -Alma 7:13
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The E.F.Y. Experience, from a Kentuckian's Point of View
I couldn't get a place in the Bowling Green, Ky E.F.Y (Especially for Youth) so I did my research like a good little teenager and I decided that I would find the cheapest flight from three destinations. The choices were: BYU-Hawaii, California, or UNLV- Las Vegas. The cheapest flight was Vegas. So I hoped on the plane. After being late, being forced to pay for an extra bag, running through the airport like a crazy person, and sitting next to a man on the plane who happened to have 1/3 of himself in the aile and somehow or another was sitting 1/2 way on me.
I kept thinking this day or trip has to be good. Or heck my patience wouldn't have been tested so badly earlier that day. There was nothing that was going to get in my way of getting to UNLV and having a great time. Learning about the Savior and most of all learning how to dress modestly. But we'll get to that in a moment.
I was the only Kentuckian. One of the five Easterns to shoe up to E.F.Y. in Vegas. The others were from Northern Ohio, and Two guys who happened to be in my group were from Alexandria, Lousiana. One guy who I never got to meet was from Florida. So I heard. haha! My group's name was "Shafts in the Whirlwind" As you can see in the pictures, we had a GRAND 'old time. For sure... even with the Kentucky Girl. Mine you everyone out West thought that my UK Wildcats Dress was representing the High School Musicial Wildcats. (Thankfully, NOT!)
One of the funniest expereince Ever... (one of the pictures shows you what I'm talking about) We were not allowed to hold hands or anything, mainly because they were afarid we would be exposed to the Swine Flu. So a couple of my friends and I decided we were rebel against their CRAZY ways... so they did this Hand Sanizater thing everywhere we went. SO..... Everytime we would give each other a High 5 or a Hand Shake and they recieve the Hand Sanizater. It was the best thing Ever! :) lol!
Ahhhh....The Modest issues. Skirts and Shorts had to be @ least to the knee, I didn't have a problem on the other days it was the Sunday Dress day I had the most problems with. I ended up using a friend's skirt underneath my skirt to prevent the issue form continuing. The dances were great, the people were amazing and most of all... Being MODEST is the Hottest!!!
Take care, aksredsox.