Today is the eve of the arrival of the entire youth group. As the first four students have arrived, every one of the mentors has expressed excitement for what is in store. During lunch we had the wonderful opportunity to meet a few of the Lummi Students, Rolando, Issac, Nathen and Kayani. Though conversation with them was brief, the initial connections with them seem quite promising. Nathen, is a Boston Celtics fan. Something that would irk me if he were not my mentee because I am a Los Angeles Lakers fan (having grown up in Southern California and falling in love with basketball at the four years young). Needless to say these teams are historic rivals. Nevertheless, I see only positive things in store for the next two weeks.