this past week i went to a football game where some of our students were playing and cheering. i've been to their games before and i really love watching any level of football, but i was so into this game. i was talking to a parent and it was his son's first start. i know the student pretty well so i was excited to see him get his first start too (his dad was a little more excited than me). the game got started and he was holding his own out there. then it was a run play to his side and he fought through the block and tackled the running back in the backfield for a loss. i was so excited! the dad and i were going crazy. i was so proud of him. i felt like i was this student's older brother. he played really well the rest of the game.
it was so awesome to see him after the game. he was smiling from ear to ear. that night he found his love for football, and that night this student and his father reminded me what ministry is all about.