Some of the facts of this story have been changed to protect the innocent.
I served as a media producer at a church back home in Texas. I directed the cameras, produced the live stream, worked the video presentations, and on the week days I prepared and edited videos and my pastor’s sermon illustrations. It was a pretty good job.
At the same time there was a twelve year old kid, who will remain nameless, who was in the youth group. I knew from chaperoning some of the events. Not well, mind you, but I remember him being extremely shy.
One day I was working and I found his Mom volunteering. We began talking and I asked how her son was doing. I was in for a surprise.