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.
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.