Dusty wrote about it on his blog, so I know it's okay to say it out loud. I am speaking at the Discover Youth Rally in Monroe, Louisiana next weekend. Really, I'm just a fill-in which explains a few things. Dusty and Walling were scheduled but Jeff backed out. I'm 60 years old! I haven't spoken at a youth rally since Cabbage Patch days.
I was very reluctant to "fill-in" for Walling. I mean that's sort of insulting to the kids. However, I am pumped about stuff God has given me. I really look forward to seeing what He has to say through us and what He does. It will be fun to experience A Cappella, Watershed, and Unbound.
It will be extremely privileging to work with Dusty. When the boys were in grade school I'd take them over to the building and have them preach to me. We'd go over how to read the text, how to illustrate, and how to apply God's Word. It was fun then and it'll be fun this weekend.
If you could be me, what would you want to say at a youth rally?