This past week I am remembering two fathers whose children were my friends and compatriots.

Al Ross was a trucker and a practical servant of God.  Lloyd Matheson was a white collar worker whose advice was welcomed and heeded.

Both were men who lived and served together in the same church.  Their children have since gone on to serve in various church capacities as well.

And now those children are the recipients of the torch.  To carry a light to this world.  To run a race to serve others.  To mentor a coming generation.  To be children of God through Jesus.

A privilege and a great responsibility!