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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monticello Recap!

Young Ambassadors are treated to a delicious dinner!
The BYU Young Ambassadors had an incredible trip this weekend! We were privileged to to travel to Monticello, Utah to share our show with the people there! It's been about thirty years since the Young Ambassadors have visited Monticello, so the trip was long overdue!

We had a safe bus ride and we made great time! The Young Ambassadors kept themselves busy playing games, doing homework, or catching up on some much needed sleep. Once we got to Monticello High School, we unloaded and prepared for the show.

Our pre-show dinner was truly a treat. The Young Ambassadors were spoiled by the good people who provided our food. The pulled-pork was honestly do die for!

Brittany Worley during her mic check.
Our show that night was exciting! We received a lot of energy from our audience. Many of our performers had family who travelled to see out show. It was a great pleasure to perform for family and our new friends we made in Monticello!

Take a look at the new photos added to the slideshow from out trip! Also, check out the video recap below:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Publicity Photos!

We have some new publicity photos from our show, "Harmony: The Music of Life." They are available on the BYU Performing Arts Management website! Feel free to take a look!

Click here to see the new publicity photos!

Twin Falls Recap!

Jive performed a piece of their show for us!
This last weekend, the BYU Young Ambassadors had the opportunity to travel to Twin Falls, Idaho, and it sure was a wonderful experience for us! After a four hour bus ride, we arrived at the beautiful campus of the College of Southern Idaho. We unloaded and went straight into a workshop with Jive, a great Show Choir from Twin Falls High School. We had a lot of fun, and we met a lot of new people.

Ashley teaches a dance during our workshop with Jive.
We performed a few of our numbers for them, and in return we were privileged enough to see an entire ten minute set from their show! We were impressed by their energy and their enthusiasm!

Jive was kind enough to start our show that night! They sounded amazing, and it really was a hard act to follow. We loved being back on stage again after several weeks, and we felt lucky to be in Twin Falls for our first show after the Winter Break. Take a look at this recap video to get a taste of our weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter 2011 Reading Schedule

This semester, we have created a new reading schedule to follow. It combines study topics from "Preach My Gospel" and General Conference Talks. We would love if you wanted to join us in our study. The schedule has been posted below. Just click on it to enlarge it.

Click HERE if you want to access an electronic version of Preach My Gospel. Feel free to post any ideas or thoughts!
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Monthly Motto for January

Henry B. Eyring in the 2009 conference said “There may be a few who mistakenly feel they are good enough and a few who have given up trying to be better. But, for all, the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is that we can and must expect to become better as long as we live.”
Through our Savior and his atonement we have so many opportunities in our lives to repent and start anew. We have the opportunity each week to take the sacrament and renew those covenants we made to keep ourselves clean and worthy to enter our Heavenly Father's presence once more.
Our Saviors' merciful and immense sacrifice enables us to have many chances to set new goals to become better. This new year is the perfect opportunity to do so. Even though we may sometimes feel that we “aren't good enough” or “aren't worthy” we must always remember that our best friend and Savior has already paid the price for our mistakes and shortcomings and has provided us the opportunity to repent and be forgiven. We will ALWAYS be worth it because He died for US. Let us each remember our Savior and His sacrifice by taking advantage of his atonement by continually improving ourselves and helping those around us do the same.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Merry Little YA Christmas

Beautiful decor set put us in the Christmas spirit at the Boothe's
As the fall semester drew to a close and as the snow began to lay across the ground, all of us Young Ambassadors traveled through the cold to Randy's warm and welcoming home to have a merry little YA Christmas together.

Coming through the door we could all smell the wonderful aroma of roast beef and mashed potatoes. After a long rehearsal the enticing smell of food was certainly welcome. But before we could dig into our savory dinner, with a little help from Randy, we all played some of our favorite Christmas songs with the Boothe's chimes. Each of us were given one to two chimes, and then Randy would direct us with a large poster with all the notes written on it. Listening to songs that we were creating with no practice or rehearsal was neat for everyone to hear.

Chime Caroling was fun, challenging, and quite spirited!
As the chime caroling drew to a close it was time for dinner. Susan as usual put on an excellent feast that we enjoyed thoroughly. We had a tasty combination of roast beef, mashed potatoes, salad and Susan's special seven layer jello. This inch and a half delicacy sported more colors than a tropical bird in the rain forest or in one bag of skittles. As one person tasted it, they said they could definitely taste the rainbow.

When we all had stuffed ourselves to the brim, Randy took his place at the piano and performed some of the various Christmas songs that he and Susan had written over the years. Before he would play each song he would tell us about the meaning and the story behind each song. By the end of the night Randy was able to share with us through his songs the many different parts of Christmas. From Christmas shopping to the Savior’s birth and from Christmas quilts to Joy and Peace on earth, we were all able to explore and be reminded of the joy and fun that Christmas brings us each year. At the conclusion of Randy's program we all had dessert and were able to say our last good bye's to each other before we left for Christmas vacation.

It was a fun night. With the food, the games and especially the good friends; at the end of a long and rewarding semester we were able to have a merry little YA Christmas together.