Saturday, May 10, 2003
From tomorrow until next Saturday, I'll be leading a mission trip to help out at Frederick Douglass Christian School in Chester, PA. It'll be tiring, dangerous, humbling, full of grace, and educational. Most of the kids at the school don't have a father living with them, and very few live with both parents. It's very important that these kids have male role models, and you'd be amazed how stunningly grateful the kids and their moms can be to just have someone play a little basketball and talk with their sons. A lot of the little girls are also under pressure, and simply being pleasant and understanding is a great help to them. I can't tell you how many hugs I got last time I was there. If you're of the faith persuasion, please keep John, Ryan, Drew, Dave, and I in your prayers, and pray that we can help relieve the teachers, educate and just be there for the children, and have our eyes, ears, and hearts open for whatever may occur.