Spring Break missionaries on their way
Minnesotan youths coming to help out around Covington
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.
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.