Q&A with Lennox Bishop | HOMETOWN HERO

A little background information on the South Whidbey Record's Hometown Hero, Lennox Bishop.

Lennox Bishop

About Lennox

Name: Lennox Elizabeth Bishop.

Birth date: Oct. 10, 1995.

Birth place: Santa Rosa, Calif.

Father: Ted Bishop.

Mother: Julia Bishop.

Sibling: Sister Macey, age 14.

School: South Whidbey High School.

Years on Whidbey: 8.

Hobbies: Running, playing music, singing, playing guitar, photography (a bit more than a hobby), hiking and traveling.

Personal side of Lennox

What is something you wish you could do over again and ask forgiveness for?

Many, many people, friends and family and situations where I let my personal desires reign over my morals and convictions.

Who would you like to meet?

I have to go with the cliché on this one … Jesus. I look forward to when this becomes a reality.

Favorite books?

“Love Does,” by Bob Goff, “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years,” by Donald Miller, and “The Shack” by William Young.

What does it mean to have power?

The Power of Christ, a power anyone can gain, and it’s the strongest power of all.

If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

I would absolutely set out to end injustices of the world, human trafficking, poverty, hunger, water crisis, life’s pain, loneliness and more.

Who inspired you?

Many people, my teacher Jennifer Gandarias has absolutely changed my life and inspired me by her passion for teaching and the way she lives her life outside the classroom, as well.

Advice for others?

Recognize this life is merely a vapor in comparison to the vastness of time, and live accordingly to your greater purpose.

What do you wish wasn’t true?

The harsh realities of this world, the suffering, all the pain and poverty, it can be so daunting and gruesome.

What qualities do you most admire in others?

Humility, transparency, confidence, acceptance, honesty, depth, inclusion, excitement for life.

Two of your pet peeves?

Gossip and arrogance.

What questions would you like to ask people?

Where do you struggle in life? What are you searching for?


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