Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bridges of Faith

This week I had one of my favorite lessons in seminary so far. I printed up part of a talk by Elder Charles Didier entitled "Bridge of Faith". I had edited the talk down to the bare bones, then I had teams of 3 students study the talk and then draw their own bridge.
2 of my students are also former Webelos of mine - and they remembered in flattering detail the lessons I had given them in building bridges. It's nice to know that sometimes something sticks.
The students (mostly the boys) wanted their artwork judged, so I offered to go get an impartial judge, Brother Sorenson, our seminary principal. He came in 5 minutes before the end of class and the kids had to explain their pictures to him. I had told him (in private) that I didn't want there to be an actual "winner" - I don't need weeks of boasting.
Well, he didn't exactly declare a winner, but this last entry did catch his eye. Evidently I have some politically savvy students who decided to name their bridge after the judge. I have a feeling that this bridge will live in infamy.


Keira said...

Just good marketing. I am a Jedi-Master at sucking up. Their work shows promise.

OKTownsends said...

That's so funny that they named the bridge after the judge. I almost always found my seminary students more expressive on a poster than what came out of their mouth. Oh and I once had dinner with Elder Didier. It was scary.

crashhanna said...

He was scary? Or were you nervous?

OKTownsends said...

uh, both. The other General Authority there was my son-in-law's former mission president which was a treat. It was dinner for 8 and I sat next to Elder Didier. I was definitely intimidated.