Getting Lost in Service

Getting Lost in Service

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When was the last time you lost yourself in service to others?

Last week? Last month? Maybe a couple of years ago. For me, it wasn’t too long ago. Every summer for the last nine years, I have packed my things and spent a week of vacation on the shores of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin at Camp One Step; a summer camp for children and youth with cancer.

Live the Give: Adam Petraglia

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When you’re a kid with cancer, it’s hard to be treated as a kid and enjoy all the normal activities that an 11-year-old should be doing. At camp, it created that normal atmosphere that was so important.

Live the Give: Robert Johnson

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In 2014, on a trip to Chad, I met missionaries working on a literacy project in the Sahara desert. These kids were the first generation to have…

Live the Give: Shelley Cochrane

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“Growing up, we were what you might call an ‘under-resourced’ family – living below the poverty line. We didn’t have a lot, but we were happy…

Live the Give: Aubrey Hoeppner

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Most of my volunteer involvement is through my church. I’m a leader for our high school youth group—sophomore girls this year—and strive to walk with them and provide encouragement as they grow in their faith during this challenging part of their lives.