Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scripture (Service) Scavenger Hunt

   Camping at Huntington State Park was super relaxing. There were showers, green grassy areas to play on, and a reservior to swim in. The park even had lifejackets we rented for free, for those who were apprehensive about swimming out to the middle of the lake.

Friday afternoon, my sister-in-law, who just got back from girl's camp, had us moms set up a scripture scavenger hunt for the kids. They were to go to five places and look up a scripture before they went to the next location. All the scriptures were about service. (John 13:34, Galations 6:10, Mosiah 2:17, Mosiah 5:13) All the dads were over a group of two or three kids.
As they were all racing to finish first; we were "acting", that we needed help, to see if they would stop. One of us kept dropping candy; we were carrying for a pinata. I was trying to move chairs and push Taylor in the stroller. Grandma was in the trailer, on the floor, picking up utensils that had fallen out of the drawer. And my other sister-in-law was taking trash to the dumpster and the trash kept falling. As one of the kids said afterward, "Everyone was dropping things!" They all thought this was a little strange but only two out of eleven people stopped to help us. Mind you, the winners weren't the ones who finished first, but the two that stopped to help.
We hoped that this would be a spiritual wake-up call to all of us, to stop from the busyness of our lives, to see those who truly need our help. Afterall, we always feel so much better when we do something good for someone else.


  1. What a great, great idea. I love this and may have to steal the idea if you don't mind.