Friday, October 31, 2003

Mike Yaconelli - youth worker legend - Dies in fatal crash {link]

Annette and I saw Mike Yaconelli in Buenos Aires just two months ago. His irreverent sense of humor and envelop-pushing wisdom communicated equally well to the Spanish speaking audience in attendance.

We took a few of our best friends (both Latin American youth leaders) to a huge Youth Specialties conference in Argentina. After hearing dozens of speakers, they came back impacted by and quoting Mike Yaconelli. I was honestly amazed that this 60+ year old gringo, was so relevant even for my 20-something mexican friends.

I'll sign off with this quote from the "Bye to Mike Yaconelli Forum":

What a night it must have been for Mike to see the face of Jesus, be held in his arms, and laugh! We all will miss Mike...


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