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May 19 & 20, 2018
Outreach Ministry’s Volunteer Recognition
Many members of this congregation give of their time, talents
and treasure help people, projects and organizations outside
the walls of First Lutheran. We notice and want them to know
that their efforts are appreciated. Each month we will recognize
a FLC individual or group of individuals that are doing
“God’s Work” in our community and beyond.
All who know long-time First member Hal Gustafson, are
aware of his servant heart. I suspect few days go by when
he isn’t asked to do something for another and that
request accommodated. Or maybe he just shows up to
do something. Some 22 years ago a project then called
Christmas in April came to be where volunteers would
gather and make needed improvements to someone’s
house in Geneseo or Cambridge—someone who could not
either do or afford those improvements. That community
project is now called Rebuilding Together, encompasses all
of Henry county, has projects throughout the year and Hal,
with saw and hammer in hand, has been at it’s forefront
every step of the way.
Twenty-three years ago Hal attended
a Via de Cristo weekend; and throughout
the ensuing years he has served as a
worker bee on countless weekend
(Thursday evening to Sunday evening)
teams with each giving up a Friday work
day in his business. Just a couple
examples of Hal Gustafson’s servant heart.