I volunteered to help with the church’s kids club this week. I enjoy working with the the little guys. Twice in the last week I’ve been encouraged to mentor. With mentoring on my mind I came across this post that reminds me why working with young people never gets old. Enjoy 🙂
I had a great meeting with a friend, yesterday — America’s second oldest teenager. Jon is two years older than I (forty-seven for those scoring at home) but looks and lives twenty years younger. He’s been working in student ministry for over twenty-five years and attributes much of his zest for life to his involvement with them. When I asked why he loved hanging out with these kids so much his answer was quick and insightful.
“Because they still believe they can.”
What a great quote! He said that they are alive with possibility and a possess a conviction that God is still in the business of doing great things — and that He wants to do those things through them. Jon believes that, too, and as a result he is a tremendous encourager. His kids are passionate and fearless.
Most folks in mid-life don’t spend time with people like Jon…
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