The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Giving flowers

Contest finalists tell how they share God's love

Through thoughts, words and deeds, youth show they know how to share God’s love.

There are the thoughts: Hayley Switterberg lights a candle and prays. And the words: Bethany Costello drew a girl who tells a person in need, “You can live with me,” and Paul Schot’s simple “come on” invites a person to church.

Then there are the deeds—singing, collecting food and money for the poor, inviting others to church, helping those who are hurt or disabled, and more. Natalee Novak believes “giving others flowers is giving God’s love.” Jacob Currie, who’s aware of what’s going on in the world, says “helping people in the flud is sharying God’s love.”

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