Friday, January 29, 2010
You should be Dancing, Yeah!
This year, and for the next few years I assume, our stake will host the Special Needs Mutual for our area of Northern Utah County. Ken has been given the assignment as a High Councilor to work with them. Mostly he just facilitates the needs of the leadership, helping them get things approved and money reimbursed, you know all that kind of fun stuff. Ken attends the activities almost ever Thursday and he really enjoys it. Anyone considered to have a special need of any type is invited to attend from age 12 and up (there are plenty of people over 18 who participate) and all of the programs offered in any local mutual/youth group are offered at special needs mutual as well. There are plenty of adult leaders/counselors, but what amazes me is that there is close to a 1 to 1 ratio of youth counselors as well, in fact last night Ken told me he thinks that there are currently 115 people who attend who have special needs and there are about 110 youth counselors. These kids received this opportunity as a 1 year calling and most of them ask to retain that calling for several years because they enjoy it so much.
Well, now that you have the background of Special needs Mutual, here's the big story. Last night we went to the Prom!Little J got to stay up past his bed time because he found him self a date, isn't she beautiful, I am not quite sure what her name is but she is the reigning Miss Lehi.
This is video of J rocking out with the band. He loves to dance and I have been trying to get a good video of it for a while. He doesn't really show his dance moves till the end of the video, but you have to admit, this kid has rhythm! We hope you enjoy the show.