Gee whiz—you’re a saint to give it a go. I wonder if one of the reasons the LDS people at my sons’ camp were so protective about others at camp watching what they were doing was because they weren’t allowing the boys to have enough leadership responsibility, etc. When you live with a ward chairman watching you, it’s hard to understand the importance of giving up control to the rank-and-file members. It’s about control and authority. Giving a boy room to fail as well as room to succeed on his own is very threatening to some people. Best wishes to you in your quest.
Aww shucks, thanks. It’s a challenge, but I feel fortunate in the fact that the adults that I’ve recruited and those that have been placed by LDS are stepping up and doing what they can knowing that their program is in dire straights.