I will bring home the crafts, and I will share the stories I heard," said Kenata Syenkulo, 10, a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Chicago, who attended the Global Mission Event in Milwaukee.
William Hogan, 8, a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Rockford, Ill., said he learned that "we are very lucky to have food, clothes, shoes, good housing and to have our parents."
Syenkulo and Hogan were two of 80 children attending the GME Children's Program for ages 3-10 in Milwaukee, July 28-Aug. 1. In Bozeman, Mont., 28 children attended the event July 15-18.
"The goal is to introduce kids to as many cultural experiences as possible so they can look at the issues of peace and hunger," said Gwen Steiner, the program's facilitator and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Avalon, Pa.
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