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 our Sr. High Mission Trip to Seymour, Tennessee.

While we were in the Seymour area, the youth ministry was able to make a great difference to those that we served.  The Middle School Youth removed an old deck that wasn’t stable and replaced it with a new deck that was a little larger than the previous one that they had. They also replaced a set of steps on the front deck, trimmed hedges, took care of a little landscaping and washed and cleaned the outside of the home.

The Sr. High Youth served at the home of an elderly gentlemen that needed a lot of sheet rock work done inside of his home due to a leaky roof.  The youth were able to accomplish the task given and completely applied two coats of paint on the outside of the home.  They caught up on some landscaping, grass cutting, built a well house and finished up on a deck that was in the process of being built.  As you can see, we were very busy but we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve others.

Thanks to the Kaelke Fund, every youth that wanted to participate was able to do so.  It was the generosity of this fund  that helped us all grow in our faith and relationship with each other while making a difference to others.

Thank you again for helping our ministry put our faith into action.

Mike Holt