Comedian Thor Ramsey is doing a story on youth ministry and contacted me asking for my most humorous and/or most touching moments in youth ministry.
I have a couple great stories, but the one that stands out in my mind happened last year in the airport on our way home from a missions trip. I had the game Catch Phrase with me to help us pass the time on our flight. While standing at the luggage claim, it started beeping in my backpack. Of course, as Catch Phrase does, the beeping got faster and faster. All the strangers standing around immediately gave me nervous looks and quickly backed away! I franticly tried to dig the game out my bag and as I did so, the beeping also got louder and louder. Finally I reached it and took the batteries out so it wouldn’t beep again, but whew, I fully expected the bomb squad to tackle me at any moment! The expressions on the faces of other travelers was priceless! lol
Thor would love to hear your most humorous, dramatic and touching moments in youth ministry, too. Post ’em in the comments below.
Posted on February 27, 2008