Joe is a truth-teller. You know the kind I mean – no sugar coating. He’ll tell you you’re an idiot to your face. He’ll argue with you if he thinks he’s right. He embraces debate.
He’ll also admit it when he’s wrong. He’ll defend the honor of teenagers. He’ll give you the shirt off his back.
Joe is a student missionary of sorts. He runs an after-school program building TRUE relationships over video-game wars with kids who would never cross the threshhold of our faith factories. He works for the passion of Jesus and teenagers…and not much else…like most missionaries.