Recently I traveled to Ecuador for a mission trip. There were twenty-one youth and adults on the team, and each one was instrumental in making an impact for the Kingdom.

During the trip, my main responsibility was to lead training sessions for pastors and leaders in the area. I had an interpreter, but also needed that special partner—I needed a “Barnabas.” God blessed me and sent Leroy.

Leroy was invaluable in many ways. He filled in the gap when my voice needed a break. He demonstrated a servant’s heart, was a great encourager and prayer warrior. Leroy lifted my spirit with his humor and gave feedback when needed.

God used my partnership and friendship with Leroy to accomplish things I could not have done alone. I am convinced now more than ever—everyone needs a Leroy!