How a new Ministry unfolded




A year ago in Detroit, some 30,000 Lutheran youth brought boxes upon boxes of diapers with them to the ELCA Youth Gathering held there in July. Why diapers?
Prior to the event, planners asked Detroit-area agencies what donations were needed. “Over and over the answer was diapers,” said Lisa Jeffreys, director for youth ministries with the Southeast Michigan Synod. “We heard stories of clients who wrap their babies’ bottoms in grocery bags.”


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