In ten days, I'm going with some friends to the Christian Activities Center in East St Louis, IL. I've been about 10 times or so over the last five years. It is one of my favorite places on the planet. On my first trip to the CAC, I tore my ACL and was blessed to have reconstructive surgery for my 30th birthday. On ensuing trips, I have won 3-point contests, been reintroduced to four-square, lost center checkers, and made many friends.
So, in ten days, I get to go back for one of their annual fundraisers. A simple dinner and a simple ask for donations. This year, I decided to host a table, and invite 8 friends to come and see this incredible place.
And then I found this. Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote an incredible article about the CAC. Take a minute to read it; you won't be disappointed.
In a day and time when all the media seems to do is complain and seek control, here is a picture of a table in the wilderness, a light in the darkness, a hope for the future.