The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Cruzando: ServantLife

The ServantLife component of the Youth Gathering crossed the boundaries of traditional work projects, incorporating service as a way of life. Through three types of experiences—care, culture and construction—more than 1,000 youth ventured into San Antonio each day to serve and learn from their neighbors. Armed with water bottles, boxed lunches and a thirst to serve, groups departed from the Alamodome to their unique destinations.

At the Guadalupe Community Center, youth from Trinity Lutheran Church, Robesonia, Pa., donated books and spent the afternoon reading and playing games with elementary school kids. Making instant friends seemed to be on the agenda of the kids, who jumped into their visitors’ arms without hesitation.

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