Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ensign Peak Hike

We held our ward youth conference last weekend. We had a dinner-dance on Thursday night with a little dance instruction (Cha-cha and East Coast Swing). On Friday, we drove to Salt Lake, visiting Welfare Square in the morning (a real hit with everyone), eating lunch at Liberty Park, and touring around Temple Square in the afternoon. We had pizza and salad (thank you!) for dinner and a very special speaker that evening, then spent the night at University of Utah student housing.

Saturday morning, we hiked to the top of Ensign Peak where Brigham Young and others climbed on July 26, 1847, two days after arriving in the Salt Lake valley. After a terrific breakfast in the Ensign Peak Ward parking lot, we gathered for a powerful testimony meeting.

Here is a four-minute video of our hike up Ensign Peak. I wish you could have been there!

I want to thank our youth leaders one more time. In fact, I can't thank you enough. Many lives were blessed by you. All of your efforts over many months paid off. I am so grateful to you and the Lord. Last weekend will be a cherished memory for the rest of my life.

If you would like to download the video, you'll find it here.


  1. Wow, looks like a fun time with a terrific group of young men and young women. Wish I could have been there.


  2. Thanks for posting the video Bishop. I appreciated the oppurtunity to be a part of the conference.....my life was blessed!!


  3. It takes a group of Leaders to raise a child! Thanks for all you do for our SONS! Jim and Jeanmarie Andersen