We recently concluded our 2010 Basketball Camp at Portland Open Bible Church. In all, 13 children participated for two or more evenings. Three additional children made one time appearances. All but two of the children were from the Lents neighborhood, specifically the apartments across from and adjacent to our church property.
A new boy from the neighborhood joined us at basketball camp tonight. He easily is the best shooter in the group. At only seven years old, he can hit all net from the college three point range. Amazing. Wearing flip-flops, too. I look forward to seeing what he can do tomorrow when he wears proper shoes.
You might expect a talent like that to be pretty sure of himself, even unwilling to take coaching from an adult. Not this kid. Continue reading →