Over the summer I normally try to post a couple things that I learned over the previous school year. If you have anything you learned from last year that you would like to tell me about, send it my way smcgever (at) pv dot younglife dot org
Last summer, my four year-old daughter Molly was taking swimming lessons at the local public swimming pool. The swimming teachers are usually local high school kids trying to earn some money over the summer. Like many four year-olds Molly gets a little shy at times, especially around strangers, and even more around strangers who are guys. That is when Molly met Collin (name changed). Collin had just finished his sophomore year of high school and was assigned to do group lessons with Molly. Almost instantly Molly hit it off with Collin. He was a great swimming teacher and has a great way of working with little kids.
Molly started talking about Collin quite a bit and would look forward to each swimming lesson. You should have seen how excited she would get when she saw Collin. That is when Molly started praying, in June, 2011. Every night, without my wife or I introducing the idea, Molly would pray that Collin would come to Young Life. And when I say every night, that means every single night. She remembered on her own. There are not too many things Molly remembers to do every day, but praying for Collin seemed to be at the top of the list. The swimming lessons ended in July, but the prayers kept coming.