One of the most amazing blessings for us this year has been meeting and working alongside extraordinarily generous people. We have continually been inspired by their acts of grace and goodness. Because our daughter, Julia, became ill, we missed taking out the volunteers for a nice dinner. When I offered Julia Veloz, Youth Director of Young Life, the extra funds from the dinner and a donation specifically for her, she immediately announced that with these funds, she would rent the van again and take the disabled teens out for an ice cream excursion. This instinctive response to address other people’s needs and desires before their own has been a recurring theme of the leaders we have served with this year.