The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Called to service

When the last ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans rallied young people to service, the youth of First Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb., came home determined to make a difference in their community, said Aaron Erdley, one of the pastors.

They realized that Lincoln, like other cities, has issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness. When they toured a local mission they noticed a children's center in a large, rundown warehouse.

After two years of planning, designing, cleaning and building, they made it a fun and safe place for the 50 to 70 children who live there, raising $6,000 in the process.


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