Reviewing my previous post on youth ministry I decided to google my youth leader’s name. A MySpace page for one of the other members of the youth group came up with the following under the section “Heroes”:
There is one.. Only one..
Lenford Nabors. None of you have known him.. Most of you have never heard of him, but he has had more influence on my life than anyone will ever know. He is the greatest human being to have ever walked on the face of the earth. He was a Godly man, he was a great man. He is waiting on me to get to him so he can tell me what I did wrong over the last years since he left! Lenford will have a lot to tell me the next time I see him! I honestly can not tell the influence that this one man had on so many. I have never had to be a paulbarrer (sp?) in my life and having to do so for him was the best/hardest thing that I have ever had to do. It was an honor that he thought that much of me, but it was hard because of how much I thought of him. It has been several years (2001) since he passed, but not a day goes by that I do not think of him.
The man that wrote that appears to have either be finishing or recently completed a PhD in Instructional Design. (Michael if you happen upon this please email me and let me know.) The impact of this volunteer youth worker in a small church amazes and inspires me.