Every year, around this time, I end up having the cool opportunity to write some references for people who are wrestling with their faith. Right now we have high school students that are trying to figure out the rest of their life right now (that is scary, read it again) and I have a cool chance to help be a spiritual guide in that process. Generally I am not the person that likes to sit down and work on paper work but I feel like it is an honor to be able to write these references for students and share what God is doing in their life. I get to be a cool help to someone on the other end that is trying to help this student figure out their life path.
It goes deeper than that because this las week I was able to write a third reference for one of my first small group guys as he is getting ready to graduate with his bachelors. I love to look and see what God is doing in his life. He is such a great young man that I couldn't imagine not being a part of all that is happening in his life.
Finally, I have another guy in my life who I just was able to write a reference for him to attend seminary! I am so proud of all that God is doing in his life. I was able to lead in Middle School ministry here with him at South Hills Church. Then I was able to be a part of him and his wife falling in love. After that I was able to preform his wedding ceremony (which was so cool). Now I get to see, first hand, the plans that God has for his life coming to bloom.
Basically what I am saying is that there is something cool about being involved in people's lives for a long period!