Spring Break mis­sion­ar­ies on their way

Min­nesotan youths com­ing to help out around Cov­ing­ton

The Covington News - - Religion -

When you think of Col­lege Spring Break, is vol­un­teer­ing for church work the first thing on your mind?

Ap­par­ently, for Peter, Mark, Zac and Matt, it is. Skip­ping the more tra­di­tional Spring Break lo­ca­tions, th­ese four col­lege stu­dents from Martin Luther Col­lege in New Ulm, Minn., are mak­ing their way to New­ton County to be put to work.

Their goal is shar­ing the good news about Je­sus. They are spon­sored by a group called King­dom Work­ers and by Abid­ing Grace Lutheran Church.

Mark Re­ichert, Matthew Scharf, Peter Met­zger and Zac Pudlo will be ar­riv­ing on March 13 to work with the mem­bers of Abid­ing Grace, knock­ing on doors and hand­ing out in­for­ma­tion.

They’ll also be help­ing with Abid­ing Grace’s Easter4Kids — a one-day pro­gram on March 15 that gives some­where around 100 chil­dren a day to have fun learn­ing what Easter is re­ally all about.

All four of th­ese young men are train­ing to be­come pas­tors.

“I know that I want to use my life to share God’s Word, so I fig­ured that this is a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to fur­ther my train­ing to­ward that goal,” said Matthew Scharf of his spring break. “Plus, I hear the weather is quite a bit nicer in Ge­or­gia than up here. That can’t hurt.”

The team will be out in neigh­bor­hoods along with mem­bers of Abid­ing Grace to in­vite ev­ery­one to get to know all the op­por­tu­ni­ties to grow in God’s Word at Abid­ing Grace at their min­istry cen­ter on Ga. High­way 212 and their tem­po­rary wor­ship lo­ca­tion at To­tal Child­care Ex­pe­ri­ence Day­care just off the cor­ner of Salem Road and Ga. High­way 81.

The spe­cial em­pha­sis of their work, though, will be on in­vi­ta­tions for Easter4Kids and Abid­ing Grace’s Easter Cel­e­bra­tion Ser­vice, com­plete with a light lun­cheon and Easter Egg Hunt for the kids on Sun­day, March 23rd.

“We’re pretty keyed up about our Easter cel­e­bra­tion be­cause it is re­ally the high point of the Church’s life,” Said Abid­ing Grace pas­tor Jonathan Scharf. “Je­sus didn’t stay dead. He rose, guar­an­tee­ing that our lives don’t end with our death here. We’ve got all the hope in the world (and then some).”

To find out more about Abid­ing Grace or th­ese pro­grams, con­tact Pas­tor Scharf at (770)385-7691.

Sub­mit­ted photo

Com­ing soon: Mark Re­ichert, Matthew Scharf, Peter Met­zger and Zac Pudlo will be ar­riv­ing on March 13 to work with the mem­bers of Abid­ing Grace.

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