If you live in or around Wilton, N.D., you're well aware of where most of the area's teenagers will be July 23-27: The ELCA Youth Gathering in Atlanta.
More than one-third of Wilton's 76 high schoolers will attend the gathering with Sunne Lutheran, the only country church in western North Dakota to have its own (not shared) pastor. And that pastor, Paul Schauer, knows a thing or two about youth gatherings--this will be his fifth. The congregation's excitement for this year's event is fueled by memories of the 2000 gathering in St. Louis.
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