And this is what I love about the Simply Youth Ministry Conference! This past fall, my good friend, Brian Ford (see story #33), called to say his friend, Jaret, would be at a planning retreat I was going to. Brian couldn’t come, but he wanted to make sure Jaret was able to connect with some people. I love that – true community!
As Jaret and I spent some time together, I could hear his heart for student ministry. This has been a hard year for Jaret – he wears the pain in tandem with hope for the future. He has become a good friend I would never have met without SYMC – and the community that has developed there. I’m excited to see how God moves in Jaret’s life this year!