|(Hume Lake 2009)|
Sam came to church and started going to our high school ministry as a freshman in high school. He came to most all of our summer camps, winter camps and was one of my student leaders. I loved being a part of Sam's life and to see who God has transformed him into is amazing. I will never forget the change that has taken place in Sam's life and even being able to baptize him is a blessing for me. I have been able to see Sam grow up into a young man; a young man who loves the Lord with all his heart.
Here are some three quick things that I think we all can learn from what I am seen in the life of Sam;
Sam worked his butt off for the six weeks that he served at our church. Sam did this for not one penny! He modeled what Paul wrote in Colossians 3:23 and he has been doing this ever since I met him (along with many of the guys he grew up with)
If you are not serving at your church stop sitting around! Go and find a place where you can use the talents that God has given you to serve the church well.
This could be the most important or just the thing that holds them all together. Sam always had a big smile on his face (even when I asked him to do a 99 slide PowerPoint). If you meet Sam you will know what I mean and the joy that he has in his life because of who he is in Christ.