The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The ministry of whatever

'Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received' (1 Peter 4:10)

I'm writing a book about living our Christian faith and hope for the sake of God's glory and the welfare of our neighbors, especially to combat the world's injustices. Amid my immersion in this subject, I received a call from the man who makes my shoes, and I realized he offers a stellar example.

Through a God-guided chain of unlikely events a few years ago, I was introduced to "Buck" Burkhartzmeyer from Faribault, Minn., who skillfully adapts shoes to support my crippled leg.

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