Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 4

Written by Brother Liam Turley on Thursday, August 07, 2014. Posted in Special Series

Youth in Action Field Journal: Day 4

Here's the next installment in our special YIA series. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Brother Liam Turley

Today's Timetable

9 a.m. Chapel led by Brother Josh Benyola, Dominic Mora, Brother Lucas Ali, and Brother Jacob Goode on the topic "No Man's an Island."
10 a.m. Sing hymns at Skylan Assisted Living
2:15 p.m. Sing at Magnolia Place (retirement home)
4-6 p.m. Break/nap time
6-8 p.m. Vacation Bible School

Today's Thought Provoker

This whole week we have been singing songs from the Saints Hymnal at multiple nursing homes around Spartanburg. After the first one, I noticed that a couple of the people in the homes sang along. When I would briefly speak with the occupants after the songs and an ending prayer, I noticed that some seemed to not be fully with it. Today we sang at Magnolia Place, and one of the care takers addressed the group just as we were about to leave, stating how much she was thankful for our visit and how music tends to be one of the last things people lose with old age. After she had said it, everything started to make sense.

Today's Takeaway

Today I learned how important it is to visit the elderly or those in assisted living because it appears few visit them. At the one assisted living home we sang at this afternoon, I was asked to fill out the visitor logbook. When signing the book, I noticed the last documented visitor was a month ago.

Here's a photo from VBS on Day 4.

YIA Day 4

Summer Reading Challenge Daily Assignment

3 Nephi 12-15

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