Through service projects, ELCA youth raise
awareness in their communities and congregations about the needs of
Youth at Zion Lutheran, Elgin, Ill., gave its community a visual reminder of hunger by hammering 1,209 crosses into the church’s front lawn. The crosses represented the number of people worldwide who die of hunger each hour.
The event was part of the youths’ participation in the “30 Hour Famine,” sponsored by World Vision, a relief organization.
|Avery Blenner, a confirmand at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Marietta, Ga., sorts moneythat will be used to buy livestock for hungrypeople. Their gift will keep on giving becauserecipients of Heifer International’s livestock agree to share the animals’ offspring with others in need.|
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