The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program invites ELCA young adults ages 21-29 into a transformative, year-long journey in international service. As they offer themselves in service, participants are shaped by the witness of our global neighbors. They share in the journeys of companion churches and organizations around the world. All site placements provide opportunities for young adults to confront issues of wealth and poverty, racial privilege, economic disparity and globalization, all through the lens of faith.
The ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission’s webpage has more information about the program, including current YAGM countries and how to apply to be a YAGM.
We have four young adults accepting this call from Southwestern Minnesota Synod, these young adults will depart for their year of service August 23, 2017:
Rosina Halverson-Studer – Granite Falls Lutheran (United Kingdom)
Chelsey Johnson – Christ Lutheran in Cottonwood (Cambodia)
Megan McClure – Celebration Lutheran in Sartell (Mexico)
Hannah Sackett – Celebration Lutheran in Sartell (Rwanda)
Thanks to your generosity, your synod has send $775 for EACH of these young adults to help with their fund raising effort. These gifts are possible from our designated funds for global mission and a gift to the Embrace God’s Mission, Equip God’s People Funding Initiative, watch this video below: