Investiture Achievement/Voyager/Making Friends
Discuss the needs, plan and participate in an activity for physically challenged individuals.
People of all ages can become physically disabled. Generally they do not want pity, but to be treated with respect and dignity just like you want to be treated. Being physically challenged does not imply a person is stupid or hard of hearing (unless they actually are hard of hearing of course). Too often unthinking people come up to a person in a wheel chair and talk loud and slow, or yell at a blind person. Treat everyone normally unless their physical condition warrants some specific accommodation.
Physical challenges come in many varieties, some more obvious than others:
- Restricted mobility
- Limited vision to completely blind
- Limited hearing to completely deaf
- Missing limbs or other body parts
- Brain damage
- Debilitating disease
- Build wheelchair accessible nature trails
- Participate in a mission trip to a place serving the physically challenged
- Volunteer to read books into electronic format
- Learn sign language (even a song or two) and perform it for a deaf group
- Contact your deaf ministries coordinator at your conference for possible projects
- Find a blind person and connect them to resources at Christian Record Services
- Assist and elderly person with limited mobility to do yard work, shopping, or other activities
Activities that include interacting directly with one or more physically challenged people will be more interesting and educational than doing something to help a group "out there".
Fulfill requirements #3, #5 and #6 of the Stewardship Honor.
This requirement was written before the NAD made changes to the Stewardship honor. You can read instruction for the General Conference here. We reproduce requirements 3, 5, and 6 below:
3. Learn what is done with the tithe in your local church, your local conference, your union, and the General Conference.
5. Keep a chart on how you spend your time for one weekend and one week day. In this chart make a list of how much time you spend in the following areas:
- a. Work for pay
- b. Family time
- c. Personal devotions
- d. Public worship
- e. Family worship
- f. Fun things
- g. Reading
- h. Television
- i. Meals
- j. Sleep
- k. Personal needs
- l. Class time
- m. School study
- n. Travel
- o. Music lesson
- p. Music practice
- q. Home chores
- r. Shopping
For each of the three days be sure your time adds up to 24 hours. After completing the chart, discuss with your pastor or counselor your responsibility in the stewardship of your time.
6. Do one of the following:
- 6a. If you have an income-producing job or an allowance, make a list of how you spend your money for one month.
- 6b. If you are not in the category above, make a list of how you would spend an income of $50 a month in the following categories:
(3) Eating out
(5) Personal items (toiletries)
(6) School supplies
(7) Tithe and offerings
Complete Voyager requirements.
You must complete the requirements listed above this one on the current page.
Complete the Stewardship Honor, if not previously earned.
For tips and instruction see Stewardship.