14 PAX joined HYC this evening (12 from the community). We had a nicely shaded AO during the workout. Just the way I like it.
I informed the young PAX that who ever showed the best effort during the exercise would be able to choose the next exercise and lead it.
- YHC : 10 SSH; in cadence
- Young PAX: 10 Merkins; in cadence
- Young PAX: 10 Big Boy Sit Ups
- Young PAX: 10 Moroccan night club
- Young PAX: 10 burpees
- Young PAX: 1 lap around the parking lot
Next series of exercises: Cone work
- We set up 2 lines of 11 cones each. Cones were spaced 3 feet apart.
- We divided into two teams.
- First set of PAX would side shuffle through the cones and the next PAX would start once their teammate finished. Winners did 10 Merkins, Runners Up did 5 Merkins
- Rinse Repeat x3. Everyone did 5 Merkins after each series.
- Q#1 to the young PAX: Who is your favorite superhero?
- Q#2 to the young PAX: What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Q#3 to the young PAX: What is it going to take to get you there?
We discussed hard work and effort as being necessary to achieve what you want.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through HIM who gives me strength.
We then discussed what role Jesus Christ plays in our lives.
During and after the workout, I felt like, “I got it”. I got why teachers, teach (why mentors, mentor; why leaders, lead etc). They don’t do it for anything other than the satisfaction of helping youth develop. It’s easy to see myself in these children. These children are young, talented, energetic and in need of a little structure and discipline provided through the example of male role models. It was an honor to play that role, even if for only a short while. Thank you, PAX of The Fort, for supporting our community.
Thank you, Deacon, for the opportunity. And that you for being a true #HIM to these children.