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Thankful giving

Youth know the importance of helping others

Thankful for the gifts God gives them, ELCA youth know it's important to do good things for their communities and beyond.

The Justice League (fourth and fifth grade) of Advent Lutheran Church, Olathe, Kan., meets on Wednesdays throughout the school year to learn about God through serving others.

Ryan Lite (left), Thomas Bauman, Emily
Ryan Lite (left), Thomas Bauman, Emily Kaemmer, Emma Bowman and Zack Lassman, members of the Justice League of Advent Lutheran Church, Olathe, Kan., create and sell sheep to raise money for God's Global Barnyard.
Last year the youth made sheep out of pipe cleaners and merino wool that they sold to parishioners. Their total: $300. The League and God's Kids (kindergartners through third grade) also collected change. All together, they raised almost $300 to buy three pigs, three goats, two turkeys, 30 chicks and fish for families in need through God's Global Barnyard.


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