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Lutheran youth spread good will in Puerto Rico


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Pastor Mike Schwarte took a youth group to Puerto Rico for a mission trip in June. Each of the kids performed a particular job and came home humbled and appreciative. Shown here are: (front from left) Diane Murph, Lauren Bryner and Emma Peeler; (middle) Olivia Martinsen, Catherine Cardenas, Grace Weller, Jael Swanson, Samantha Marifern, Makayla Newman and Jennifer Bryner; (back) Jimmy Martinsen, Aaron Murph, Pastor Mike Schwarte, Dan Cardenas and Ethan Bryner.

Members of the Petersburg Lutheran Church traveled to Caugas, Puerto Rico in June on a mission trip.

The Week of Hope mission trip meets the needs of all age groups and includes meals to the homeless, tutoring poor or struggling children, leading day camps organizing and painting a room, working with disabled children and assisting with the elderly.

“We took about 12 kids on this trip,” Lutheran Church Pastor Mike Schwarte said. “They are a great group and worked very hard.”

Each day youth would go to their respective jobs and work.

“I worked in the botanical gardens,” Ethan Bry...

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