Angelo Tweed, Joe Harrison, Shy’Quilla Lloyd and Skylor Hensch, youth members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes, will attend the 2013 National Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Youth Gathering on July 1-5 in San Antonio, Tex.
Travel, food and hotel costs are just a few of the expenses these youth will incur. To help their families cover expenses, these youth have been doing area fundraisers from bagging groceries to yard cleanup to shoveling snow.
From 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 22, there will be a ham dinner at the Pequot Lakes American Legion. The public is invited to come and show its support.
On May 9-11 a huge multi-family rummage sale will be held to help raise funds.
Donations can be mailed to Gloria Dei Church, attention Youth Gathering, P.O. Box 126, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.
For more than 30 years, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has demonstrated its care and affirmation of young people by providing National LCMS Youth Gatherings that provide opportunities for youth and adults to come together in the name of Jesus Christ to proclaim, celebrate and witness their salvation through Him, rejoice in the fellowship of their church and be encouraged and nurtured in their lives as God’s people through Word and Sacrament.
The National LCMS Youth Gathering is a vehicle through which the Church cares for, affirms and reaches out to young people, both churched and unchurched. It equips youth and adult leaders to recognize that youth ministry happens in a variety of settings in their congregation, community and world.