This is an AMAZING story from my fellow YL Leader, Rob!
In Young Life, we do a great job of celebrating the successes. The kids whose lives went from nowhere to somewhere, from dead-end to star-studded. Jesus has a way of making glorious redemption stories, and we love to celebrate those times and those kids.
But maybe we don’t always do the best job of communicating the failures, the heart-aches, and the tragedies. Yesterday, we celebrated the life of a young man who touched the lives of many in a way that few could, yet we also mourned the loss of a life with more potential than we had probably ever seen in our years of ministry. Jake came into our lives bigger than life itself, wearing a batting helmet and a 10,000 watt smile. His was a life on a collision-course with disaster, but through the efforts of numerous teachers, coaches, friends, Young Life leaders, and pastors, Jake came to…
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