'This changes everything'
More than 30 teenage members of Grace Lutheran Church traveled with their adult mentors to Houston, Texas, June 26 through July 1 for the National Youth Gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pictured are (front, from left) Jennifer Bakken, Genna Rolfs, Sadie Reisdorfer, Kaitlyn Anderson, Mackenzie Petersen, Greta Ahrendt, Solveig Tofteland, (second row) Jill Wagner, Carrie Oye, Roz Oye, Sophie Holmberg, Samantha Wieneke, Madee Schmuck, Kristin Rud, Paige Sandbulte, Emilie Bartels, Carrie Overgaard, (third row) Nicole Hoogland, Annie Hilding, Jadyn Anderson, Courtney Wendland, Rose Baerenwold, Luke Thorson, Jessica Anderson, Julia Ferguson, Tucker Wieneke, Chris Rosin, Kyle Ferguson, Eli Radtke, Amy Petersen, (back) Chad Overgaard, Eric Thorson, Ben Wagner, Andrew Wagner, Gunnar Oldre, Nathan Overgaard, Hans Bakken, Stephen Hilding and Connor Overgaard. Each year the event attracts over 30,000 youth for five days of worship and service. This year the theme was “This Changes Everything,” based on the Bible verse, Ephesians 2:8.