Well here I am 40 years old and I suppose it might be fair to describe what I've been going through lately as a "mid life crisis." A mid-life crisis is stereo typically going out and getting a sports car or a girlfriend. (I haven't done either one by the way) Really what happens is a man realizes intimately that he is not going to live forever and asks the question "Why am I not doing the things that I WANT to do" For me it was the realization that I don't want to go through the rest of my life building, fixing, looking for, or selling widgets.
I've been wrestling with the question "What REALLY matters?" The answer is somewhat of a moving target. I know this... Becky and I LOVE people and between us have many spiritual gifts that, frankly, we aren't using. Well it's time.
My wife Becky and I have decided to become missionaries. No we aren't going to go to Africa, in fact, we are not even going to be leaving Roseville, the city we live in. We are going on staff with Young Life in the South Placer County Area.
Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be.
Specifically, we are going to be working with the high schools in the Roseville Joint Union School District. Becky and I are right now helping to start an all city Young Life Club that would include students from serveral of the high schools in the area. Last year I started my coaching career as a volunteer on the freshman football squad at Woodcreek High School and hopefully coaching will serve as a springboard for the "Contact Work" that is such a huge part of the Young Life Model. Becky and I want to model Christ incarnationally to these kids that we believe deserve hearing about Him.