Monday, May 03, 2004

Big Man on Campus
Ricky went with his church group to a large gathering (hundreds) of middle schoolers at Indiana Wesleyan College Friday and Saturday. Here are the reports I got:

"Ricky knew everyone--kids, adults and even the college students."

"Ricky was introducing people to other people all night long."

"Other youth pastors were seeking me out because they wanted to meet Ricky's youth pastor."

He came home with screen names written all up and down his arms and phone numbers in his pocket.

Our greatest strength is often our greatest weakness. Ricky's social skills will serve him well (and I'm curious to see how his life turns out), as long as socialization doesn't interfere with the task at hand. "Talks too much" was written on almost every report card he received in grade school.

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