Three years ago Andy (the guy in the middle holding the baby) and I committed to leading a group of boys through middle school at church. I made it into the 7th grade with them before moving to Seattle. Andy stayed with them all the way through middle school. The plan here is to build a relationship with these boys so we can walk with them through this very important time of their life. Our goal was also to communicate the love of Christ in a real and practical way with the guys in our group. So, I was thrilled when I had a chance to check in with them yesterday. They are all moving on to High School next year. These guys are all the same age as my son Drew. I wish I could have stayed with them but God had a different plan for me. Great guys – great group.