Bless you, Fred Bock

IMG_6339 Last week, I received a glorious email from one of our Young Life parents, Fred Bock, asking what my favorite kind of food is; I literally let out an audible “Woohoo.”  If you know anything about Fred Bock, he is passionate about food.  Last night, Fred brought over trays of lasagna, garlic bread, meatballs, chicken and eggplant parmasean, and the most heavenly layered yellow cake with fudge icing that I’ve ever layed eyes on.  When Fred cooks, the love is real.

Last spring, Fred cooked ribs, watermelon salad, homemade tortilla chips, and potato skins for our WyIMG_6340ld Life Leadership Team.  We didn’t even know what to do with ourselves.

When someone does something so awesome, you just want to share it.  So, last night and last spring, we invited kids to enjoy the yummy-ness of this gift.

I am in awe of friends, like the Bocks and so many others who are in this ministry, who not only say they’re in but pour their whole hearts into this community.  Ryan Ahlwardt and I have said to many people that there’s always room at the table to be a part of this; everyone has a gift and a passion that are appreciated beyond words.  Last night, not only did our leadership team enjoy the night with full bellies and a food coma, but so did our Young Life kids.  It was inspiring and a memory.

Thank you, Bock Family, and all the other generous families who join us at the table.  Thank you for loving us well with your gifts and passions.  We wouldn’t want to do this without you.  We are better because you are with us.

2 thoughts on “Bless you, Fred Bock

  1. Diane says:

    Fred never ceases to amaze. His culinary skills are fantastic. He is a wonderful father. He has always been a great son. He always does us proud. We are lucky parents.

  2. Fred says:

    I should have expected this type of response from you Ms. Craig. The same person who never misses a text response to our kids, meets with them anytime/any place just to “talk”, rides through the night on a bus to spend much of the summer at camp and treats our kids like one of her own – yet says the “good guy” is one who makes a little food. It is we, the parents, who are blessed to have you, Ryan and your teams leading our kids.
    Yes, I love food (just ask my scale), but I also love people who love food, but what I really love are people who are passionate and love what they do. It is not someone who makes a little food, or sends a few checks – it is those who lead in a way that makes us want to…you’re the best and welcome to dinner at our house any time!

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