Good Morning Brothers and Sisters,
For those who don’t know me; my name is Amber Evert. I am 16 years old and will be a senior in high school. I am from Woodland California and have been visiting here in Pleasant Grove for the summer. I am Brandi and Tyler Washburn’s younger sister who are fairly new to your ward. During my stay here in Pleasant Grove I had the opportunity to attend Girls Camp at Mutual Dell with the Young Women. Girls Camp has always been one of my favorite summer activities and one I have looked forward to ever since I was a young girl and saw my two older sisters headed off to Camp Ritchie for the week. This year I was not planning on attending any girls camp anywhere until I came here and some of the young women leaders brought it up to me. At first the answer was no because the thought of going to a camp with a bunch of girls that I didn’t know and who knew nothing about me seemed to scare me quite a bit and was very intimidating, but after talking it over with my sister I decided it would be good for me to go. The theme of this year’s girls camp was “Walk Like A Princess, Stand Like Royalty” As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints it is important for us to remember who we are and be examples of Christ; in everything that we do, in everything that we say, and everywhere we go. At girls camp we got to hike the Mount Timpooneke Trail which is a trail that winds around the mountain side and around the back of Mount Timpanogos, at the end of the hike we ended at the top of a ledge and had a gorgeous view of the entire valley. We would stop at certain spots along the way where a camp leader would be and they would teach us about one of the young women values. My favorite stop was the station taught by Alexa Blikenstaff and Sister McFaddien they taught us about the value Divine Nature. They shared a story of King Louis XVI that goes like this “As a young man, he was kidnapped by evil men who had dethroned his father, the...
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