The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Hay lift continues

Steve Hetzel, pastor of Emannuel and St. Paul Lutheran churches in Shenandoah and Northboro, Iowa, was on hand when donated hay from the Western Iowa Synod (and northwest Missouri) reached drought-weary Texas in November (November, "Iowa farmers lift hay and spirits in Texas").

Hetzel arranged to have 78 round bales and 60 to 70 square bales delivered to Hope Lutheran Church, Buckholts, where Gary Kleypas, a college friend from Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, whom he hadn't seen in 40 years, is pastor.

Hetzel received an early Christmas gift from a member to help cover the cost of a plane ticket so he could greet the hay recipients.


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