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Youth Reflections on Houston

HOUSTON TRIP I was really excited about the trip to Houston because I love exploring new places. Even the 34 hours on the bus was fun at times. We played games and got to know one another. Houston was so … Continue reading

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God’s LOVE Changes Everything

Originally posted on caseykcross:
A reflection from Colter Sprague, 10th grade. Thanks to Hope’s generosity, I was able to attend the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. This was my first time to attend a youth gathering. During this…

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God’s HOPE Changes Everything

Originally posted on caseykcross:
A reflection from Ben Miller, 10th grade. Hope. What a fascinating concept. Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see the light despite all the darkness.” Being able to see the light in the dark.…

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7 Encounters at the Youth Gathering

Leah Schade’s article in Patheos paints a beautiful portrait of what the ELCA Gathering was this year for people coming from places (such as her home, Kentucky, and my home, Idaho) where ELCA Lutherans are not the majority. My colleague … Continue reading

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The History of the Youth Gathering

Originally posted on Network is a Verb:
The ELCA Youth Gathering has a long history, and an even longer lineage, going back to 1902.  Do you think that the Youth Gathering will be coming to Minneapolis in 2021 for the…

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Gathering Roundup

Originally posted on caseykcross:
Just over two years ago, I presented the dream of Hope sending youth to not one, but two youth gatherings – the 2017 Western States Youth Gathering with the theme of DREAM BIG and the 2018…

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Jesus Changes Everything

Checked out of our hotel Took our last trip on the Metro Worshiped at NRG: heard Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton preach and communed with over 30,000 friends Boarded the bus and started the journey home Stopped for dinner and a … Continue reading

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