Posted by David Lariviere on Apr 17, 2018
"Every three years, over 30,000 youth and adult leaders from all over the country gather at a location to grow, worship, perform community service, and praise God," said Bethany Eierdam and Morgan Kenney from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valley City.  
This year, Zion Lutheran Church in Valley City is fundraising to send 15 students, accompanied by 8 adults, to the National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas.  From June 27 to July 1, these five days will be spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, community service and fellowship. Young people will grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives and share with the community.  An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the "tAble," a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities. 
For more information about the 2018 Zion Lutheran National Youth Assembly in Houston:
Tim Manion, Wadsworth Rotary Pres. Elect -  Bethany Eierdam, Zion Lutheran Church - Deb Stephenson, Wadsworth Rotary President - Morgan Kenney, Zion Lutheran Church - Rev. Reid Miller, US Military Chaplain - Nate Kenney, Zion Lutheran Church