Saturday, May 6, 2017, Hampton hosted a Makers’ Faire, and while you would be completely justified in wondering how this relates to Jesus or Christian youth, I’d ask for you to give me a minute to show you.
First I encountered my pastor and his wife, Brian and Shan Sixbey, who are also Scout Leaders and Karate for Christ Instructors, at the Makers’ Faire as they helped young people construct a Martian village out of cardboard. Here, I also met a Sea Scout leader. Then I ran into youth from my church. Some were representing their Venture Crew and others their Robotics Club. I even was introduced to their coach, someone completely new to me. Finally, as I was leaving, I bumped into Hannah, one of our young adults who is in the process of becoming an UMC missionary.
I should not have been surprised to see them. I knew that we share nerdy interests, but I tend to compartmentalize my friends. It's a bad habit, I know.
However, I am inspired to start living this maxim:
Make a friend. Be a friend. Bring a friend to Christ.