Personal growth through sacrifice for others

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Goal to achieve during 2017 Appalachian Servant Event in western North Carolina

 

A GROUP OF servants from Trinity Lutheran Church in Mountain Lake were sent off early Friday morning, July 7 on a course for western North Carolina. They left Minnesota to participate in the 36th Appalachian Servant Event, the longest-running high school servant event for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). This year, it runs from July 8 to July 19. While spending nearly two weeks in the mountains of Appalachia, the 35 youth and adults from across the country complete typical work experiences such as light construction work, painting, cleaning – and extreme digging of septic sites. These volunteers make a difference in the lives of the people who make their home in that area of the country through meaningful work; plus they make friends they keep for a lifetime. Most importantly, the participants take leave from their experiences with a deepened connection to their Savior’s servant sacrifice for them as well as others, and are further inspired and empowered to be Christ’s hands and feet on earth. Those participating include, front from left, Margaret Kispert, Kyla Perkins, Aleesha Jepsen and Dima Hanson. Back, from left, Pastsor Peter Kufahl, Jae Faber, Marta Stoesz and Madison Schroeder. (Kevien Schroeder photo) 

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