This is Rachel. She was in the 5th grade classroom that I student taught in, in Minneapolis. And now she’ll be graduating from high school next year. She’s absolutely one of the coolest teenagers that I know. That isn’t an exaggeration of the truth and although most of the world will never know her, the world is SO MUCH BETTER because she lives in it. Rachel’s a living, breathing example of maturing young woman who knows Jesus, loves people, and lives in real community with her neighborhood. I’ve seriously never met anyone like her! It was an awesome privilege it was to hang out with her one day when I was there, and I could probably write several posts about her.
I decided that she’s one of my young heroes. I want to be like her when I grow up. 🙂