I got a call this morning from an old friend – Ben. I met him at the summer camp I worked at during my time in college. My first year as a camp counselor, he was one of my jr high camper. We kept in touch and actually worked together on staff at the camp for a few summers. He?s currently finishing up college and doing youth ministry. Ben?s a great guy! He called because he had been reading in his Bible this morning and thought of me. Rather than just continue on with his day, he chose to call me. In the course of our conversation he told me how much our friendship had impacted him and that his decision to be a youth pastor now stems from those years together at camp.
Wow! First off, I think he gives me way more credit than I am due! Ben was a solid kid when I met him and he certainly had lots of godly men and women around him at camp and in his church. I?m just one person in a long line of people who poured into his life. Which made me think about my own life…who would be on my list to call and thank? My list is long for sure!
How about you? Who would be on your list? How about giving them a call or writing them a letter? I can?t think of a better way to say thank you for the investment they?ve made.