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National LCMS Youth Gathering generates $30 million in local economic impact, leaves tangible legacy of service

Comments (9)
  1. Seth says:

    What an awesome story of impact! Thank you for posting this.

  2. Norma says:

    So glad to hear the statistics involved with our youth doing such a great service to San Antonio and other areas. The National Youth Gathering of the LCMS also gives these young people an opportunity to receive spiritual strength in the sessions that are held. Jesus is Lord!

  3. mike says:

    Sad only set up for 5,000 volunteers. Our group was really looking forward to serving and was not able to. Maybe next time there can be placement for two or three times this many to help!!!!!

    1. Peg says:

      I agree, with so many wanting to help it would be great to see that the Gathering could reach more people with service projects.

  4. Kent says:

    Thank you for sharing this. While the youth were impacted, consider how we also impacted others. These youth are a tremendous witness for the love of Christ, being shared. We too had looked forward to being a part of a servant event. but were not able to.

  5. Josh says:

    I agree with Mike, that I wish my group had a chance to volunteer somewhere. We made use of our “free” time by helping with the meal making and quilting.

    Al in all, though, what an awesome experience this is every time. I’m amazed, reading figures like this, that cities don’t “beg” for us to be hosted by them.

  6. Lori Schwan says:

    Thank you for giving us these statistics so we can share them with our congregation!

  7. Jill Weber says:

    I am very grateful my family members who have participated in this most impressive giving of their time ,energy, spirit and experience. How wonderful to see the impact and results of the efforts by these youths on the community and our world! This is the kind of news worthy of front page coverage. Bless you all!

  8. Jo-Marie Toeppet says:

    Thank you for giving back to the community of TeXAs. My son was adopted from Texas 12 years ago as a baby. God led my husband and I to Texas. I know personally of the many young people there who are suffering as I learned about my son’s birth. Thank you for doing God’s work! My son and adopted daughter will be among the future participants of the convention in years to come. Thank you for showing us how to live love [d] through this convention! God’s Blessings!