BSA领导人出访教堂遗址加强关系

侦察专业人士和志愿者,从 12 理事会和 7 国家 - 聚集在盐湖城, 犹他州, 9 月 28 通过 30 for the LDS-BSA Relationships Seminar. 各举行四月和十月, 在为期三天的活动与耶稣基督后期圣徒教会的大会一致.

本次研讨会的目的是通过教会有更深的了解,加强LDS-BSA关系. 受邀者包括安理会主要-3, LDS-BSA关系委员会主席, 和侦察许多信仰的专业人士. 与会者参观关键教会设施, 从教堂和侦察领导人听到, 并出席大会的两会.

“在整个研讨会上,我们力求给Scouters为什么和怎样的眼光后期圣徒耶稣基督教会使用侦察. 我们希望教会成员和那些喜爱其他信仰的理解侦察如何加强青年男子,解释说:”马克·弗朗西斯, LDS BSA 的关系主任. “There is a tremendous interest in successful LDS-BSA relationships committees and how Scouting functions to support the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood.”

The opening event was a Thursday evening training session at the Church Office Building with M. 约瑟夫·布罗, second counselor in the Young Men General Presidency. His comments were a wonderful introduction to the position and structure of the Church. 观看的剪辑 第一视觉 是当晚的一个亮点.
Participants gathered again early Friday morning and traveled to Provo, 犹他州. Guests who were members of the Church took a special tour of BYU while guests of other faiths were privileged to tour the Missionary Training Center.

President Gilbert of the MTC presidency first explained more about the specific training young missionaries receive before going out into the world. He answered questions about missionaries including where they live in the mission field, if they always travel in pairs, how they are selected to serve, and what their daily activities include. 随后,与会者与传教士参观教室和观察到的语言培训.

“你为什么决定以服务任务?”“你怎么会支付你的使命?” “Are you an Eagle Scout?”和许多其他问题提出传教士. 几位参会评论说,他们对MTC访问是他们的周末的亮点.

Frank Solla from the Greater Wyoming Council shared, “We visited a classroom where the missionaries were learning Spanish. I asked if any of them were Eagle Scouts. Seven of the eight young men were Eagle Scouts. The one who wasn’t was a recent convert to the church and mentioned that he wished he’d had a chance to be a Scout. Of the young sister missionaries, all of them had a brother who was an Eagle, and one sister had five brothers who were all Eagle Scouts!”

Following the Provo events, the entire group returned to the Church’s Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City for a training session on LDS-BSA relationships with Brother Francis.

“教会和BSA之间的关系上可以追溯到 100 年,”教兄弟弗朗西斯. “与BSA教会伙伴关系是一个祝福,相对较新的组织侦察. 另外, 在BSA的过程中一次接受教会的特许合作伙伴的时候有没有摩门教的一个有利的看法的意愿也是善意的行为. 统, 我们要解决的最棘手的问题,并找到解决所有人受益的能力。”

周末期间,与会者还有机会参观了家族历史图书馆, 教会历史博物馆, 并在寺广场的其他场馆.

That evening they heard from Sister Joy D. 琼斯, 小学一般总统. Sister Jones shared a touching story of a Scoutmaster who blessed the lives of two of her sons, consistently helping them to do “one more thing” or take “one more step” on their journey to Eagle. Sister Jones then asked the group to think of a mentor who had made a difference to them. Her final challenge was to go and “make a difference” for someone, even one person.

上周六在出席组大会在会议中心早市.

“Sometimes people ask me why attending general conference is so significant to our partnership,” commented Brother Francis during lunch. “But we think about the highest level Church experience we can offer our friends and it’s the chance to hear from our prophet and apostles. Wherever you live across the nation you can now go back and have a conversation with your LDS colleagues and share with them what you experienced here in Salt Lake. That builds relationships.”

Saturday meals included visits and remarks from Young Men general board member Steven Lund. Brother Lund shared several resources with the guests including the 对青年的强度 pamphlet and the 信仰的文章. After reviewing the articles one by one with the group he concluded, “God is the father of us all. And it makes perfect sense to me that we should be sharing best practices of good will with men of many faiths as we do in Scouting. I’m grateful to be a Boy Scout. I’m grateful for what you do and am grateful to be in such a place with good people.”

First counselor Douglas D. Holmes attended the final Saturday meal and enjoyed visiting with each attendee and then spoke to the group as the meal ended.

“The hope of the rising generation is—I believe—what motivates many of us in Scouting. There is a need for greater civility in this world, and that’s one thing we love about Scouting. We love that community. We love to understand and help others understand us better. The world would be a better place if we all went forward with more understanding.”

“We know that in the Church we are not always the best Scouters,” he continued with a smile. “But we appreciate your patience with us. Hopefully what you have felt this weekend is that what we really strive to be is true followers of Jesus Christ. We’re grateful for the help that Scouting gives us in trying to do that. We appreciate all that you do for the youth of our church and the youth of the nation and the youth of the world.

~ 由巳 H 的贡献. Francis, LDS-BSA Volunteer

 

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  1. Sounds like another great LDS-BSA relationships conference!

  2. Laurie Bateman 说:

    好文章, 谢谢! I will be using some of these quotes in our upcoming Stake Auxiliary Training.

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