Just offer 12 year old young men an opportunity to have a Mexican Food eating contest and immediately all stomachs are on board. “And, you want us to do what?”
A little background information is necessary here.
I have the privilege of teaching the 12 year old young men at my church. There are 15 of them. My son Jackson Danger is part of the gang, which make my duties more enjoyable and rewarding.
I persistently challenge them to care and watch out for each other, not only at church, but at school and social events. I also encourage them to prepare for missions.
LDS young men can go on a mission for the church at the age of 18-19. For 2 years they teach the gospel worldwide at their own expense.
Part of their preparation is to read their scriptures frequently, preferably on a daily basis. The group talks big about reading their scriptures every day, but like many goals, they slip by the wayside after a few days or weeks.
I told them if they would take their daily scripture seriously, we would have a “Quesadilla” party every six months. To make this event a little more exciting, I bet, between them all, they could not eat 50 Quesadillas.