Teens getting ready for week-long mission in Tennessee

The teenagers at Faith Lutheran Church gave it their all at a car wash-fundraiser Sunday, July 14, as they worked for funds to support their weeklong mission.
  Adam Kramer, rear, and Quinn
  Kirchner put their efforts into
  washing a car during a youth
  group fundraiser at Faith
  Lutheran Church in Homewood
  on July 14.
 (Marilyn Thomas/
  H-F Chronicle)
On Saturday, July 20, six of the teens and two adults will load up a 15-passenger van with their gear and crates full of tools that will be used when they join other volunteers with Group Mission Trips to work in an area of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Painting and general carpentry will be necessary at the homes selected for volunteer service. The seven-day program gives teens a look at the needs of others and reminds them that help, even in small doses, is important, said Emily Kramer, one of the parent volunteers.
Faith Lutheran has sent teens on mission in the past. Quinn Kirchner, an incoming sophomore at Northwestern University, has been on two such trips, and is looking forward to his July volunteer week.
“It gives you a chance to get to know other people,” he said, “and our faith is all about service.”
Grace Sucor, 14, will be going on her first mission. The Homewood resident will be a freshman at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the fall.
“I wanted to volunteer,” she said. “I think volunteering for this has everything to do with my faith.” 
  Faith Kenshol of Homewood,
  a member of the youth group
  at Faith Lutheran Church, gives
  a car at the group's car wash
  a special buff job.
  Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Joining them will be Adam Kramer of Homewood, a junior at H-F; Sam Kirchner of Park Forest, a student at Marian Catholic High School; Ben Epley of Flossmoor, a recent graduate of the University of Chicago Lab School; and Jessica Thoresen of Crete. Adult chaperones will be Nick Epley of Flossmoor and Lee Brauer of Homewood.
Donations to the youth group’s efforts are being accepted by Faith Lutheran Church, 18645 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

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