It’s easy to get discouraged in life. Life seems to have so many ups and downs it’s easy to get nauseous after a while. This proved to be true for a young college student named Ross Kaellner who got discouraged and lost his way. That is until on a day when everything seemed to be going wrong, Ross received some divine words of encouragement through a youth pastor who wrote Ross, I think God may be calling you into full-time ministry — you are an incredibly gifted & humble leader & communicator, and it’s clear Jesus has a hold of your life. That little bit of encouragement changed Ross’ life that day. He had a new direction in life. And you know what — that young college student Ross Kaellner grew up to be a full time pastor, all thanks to some divine encouragement!

QUESTION 1. Have you ever had a really rough day before and someone wrote you a note of encouragement to lift your spirits? How did that feel?
QUESTION 2. When’s the last time you gave someone a note, card or word of encouragement?
CHALLENGE: We challenge you to look around for people in need of encouragement, and find fun ways to lift their spirits. Don’t wait around for someone else to do it, let God work through you as he worked through that youth pastor toward Ross!