The youth ministry of St. James and Calvary Lutheran Churches would like to say Thank You very much for the generosity of the Kaelke Fund shared with our ministry. This kindness provided several of our youth the opportunity to participate in either our Middle School Mission Trip or […]
Thank you very much for you generous gift of $1000 for Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Costa Rica Maymester course. Your gift helped fund an amazing weekend for my students and some of the youth leaders from the church in Costa Rica to laugh, learn, pray, and grow together at […]
This summer, thanks in large part to the generous assistance from the Kaelke Fund, we took an educational trip to Washington, DC with 14 our our middle and high schoolers and six adults. While there, we had an opportunity to learn about issues of poverty, homelessness, lack of […]
On June 23rd-June 29th three cars full of 3 adults and 10 energetic teenagers traveled to Wilmington, NC.
Upon arrival we were greeted by the staff of the organization Vigilant Hope. Vigilant Hope is an urban ministry working with the community of Wilmington on a daily basis year […]
This August, our youth once again participated in our “Five Great Days of Service,” an annual mission event in which they stay at the church and each day participate in local service projects. This year we had seven youth participate, and they served at Our […]
Advent Lutheran Confirmands Take on Washington DC, June 2018 with the help of the Kaelke Fund!
Our group of 11 Confirmands, 2 Junior Chaperones and 4 adults left on a train from Kannapolis, NC headed to Washington DC on June 17th. Pastor Ward and the two Junior Chaperones […]
The youth of St. Luke Lutheran in Taylorsville, NC joined again with our fellow youth from Taylorsville Presbyterian Church for our summer mission and service trip, this year to Morehead City, NC from July 15-21. We departed to Morehead City 29 strong in total and eager to […]
Mt. Pisgah, Hickory was able to use the Kaelke Fund in a variety of unique and creative ways!
Our workcamp this year was at the Kure beach facility from a Sunday to a Wednesday. With 28 workers, we painted and primed all the exterior […]
With help from the Kaelke fund, I was able to join the mission team from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC on its 2017 trip to Mnene Parish, Zimbabwe. At 16 years old, I was the youngest to make the journey to […]