I met Rebecca Kleefisch in the lobby of the Renaissance hotel. She was checking into the hotel by herself and I walked up to her smiling,
"Hello Rebecca." I said.
She returned a hello with a beaming smile.
I asked for a picture, but she insisted that she change so she could match me.
She told me how thankful she was for all the volunteers, and thanked me several times. I was impressed that she spent time with me when she had to run.
I found out we both grew up in Ohio and she went to high school 20 minutes from where I live.
Later, at the awards banquet, I got my picture with her, where she noted how well we really did match. She took time to get pictures and talk to so many people. She is the real deal.
We need more leaders like Rebecca, willing to stand for what is right and have the endurance to fight through it. I leave you with the source that Rebecca Kleefisch cited:
"And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation." - Romans 5:4