Thursday, February 22, 2018

Two old friends talking about the past...

 1970...
 Today, this action would have gotten me (23) ejected from the game...
                                                                         
(Citrus Junior College, Azusa, CA)

Back then, it paved the way for an athletic scholarship and a BA degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.                                 
(# 26 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

 1971-72...
Traveling to away games I made a habit of taking the Gideon Bibles from the nightstand drawers.
 Didn't read them, just took them.
After two seasons I had quite a collection.







1974...
Finally got around to reading the Holy Bible, these pages that inspire faith, influence our world view and how we treat others...changed my whole outlook on life.
If these words had an impact on me, perhaps others also.
I gave all the Bibles away.


February 10th 1975...
My first day in the Disney Animation Trainee program I met Glen Keane. Glen had been accepted into the program six months before. He became my roommate, prayer partner and friend.This encounter led to our life long friendship forged in faith.


(Taken from The Man Who Brought Pocahontas to Life  by Kevin Dale Miller -The Christian Reader July/August 1995)



Who are the The Gideons ???

 The Gideons International heard of Glen's testimony about receiving the bible and wanted to record it for posterity and encouragement of it's members.           

2017...
 Several months ago at Glen Keane's studio, The Gideons International sent interviewer Abigail Bass (back to camera) and film crew Sam Marshall, Brian Ellison and Kyle Saunders to film Glen and I talking about this incident in our past.















Our friendship has grown over the years as this article written by Abigail explains in detail...if you haven't read it already, I hope you enjoy.

 https://www2.gideons.org/blog/Tale_as_Old_as_Time

2018...
(Me, Kobe and Glen)
                                                                              

When I see Glen on TV at the Oscars for the animation he did of Kobe Bryant's poem "Dear Basketball"(nominated for Animated Short), I'll not only think of what a great creative talent Glen is but also of his spiritual strength and faith in God.

until next time...

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