Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Moccasin Walk Challenge - an Interview with Josh

Hey Josh, thanks for visting me today.  Can you tell me about this Moccasin Walk Challenge that you did?

It was a challenge where you had to give up your normal living conditions. 
Like what?

I couldn't use a cell phone, no T.V. or Video Games.  I had to sleep on the floor.  And I only had one set of clothes for the week.  I couldn't take a shower, but if I did, I had to use cold water and a bucket.  Oh, and no fast food, no snacks and only two meals a day.
Who gave you the Challenge?

My Seminary teacher, Brother Taggart.
Why do you think he gave you this challenge?

So we could be more thankful for the things we have. 
Did it work?

Yes!  I never appreciated a bed more in my life.
You definitely look more refreshed this morning than I've seen in previous days, son!  What was the hardest thing to go without?

Probably food.
Was it missing your mom's warm, home-cooked breakfast's that you missed?

I have no idea what you're talking about . . . . .
Okay, then!  What food did you miss?

Well, I did miss breakfast, the ones that I make by myself

How many people in your seminary class did the challenge?

Brother Taggart said that there was an average of 1.5 per class who did the challenge.
Did you feel a little lonely with the challenge?

Yes, kind of.
One day when you were missing all of the stuff you couldn't do, you were lamenting about how there wasn't going to be a reward at the end.  How do you feel about that now?

I feel that I have attained a great reward from this challenge. 
Way to use big words son . . .  

You made me lose it . . . I have the knowledge of all the rich blessings I have gotten from the Lord.
Any blessings from me?

Um. . . .
Fine, fine -- the Lord is definitely the source of blessings.  Good stuff son!  You can now go play Starcraft. 

Thanks!  Wahhoooooo!

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