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LEAP to success

Item by Jim Bishop

How do young future leaders in the church receive encouragement to develop their potential?

LEAP365 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary is one answer to this question. On July 10, 15 high-school students from across the country arrived on the EMU campus to study and interact with seminary professors. They will also spend nine days in Colombia, South America, to learn about and explore the culture and church there.

Upon returning, the students will participate in one year of intensive mentoring. Next summer they will give back to their local congregations and others by either participating in a mission assignment or in a congregational internship.

Evan Yoder and Freeman Bendfeldt, both from Harrisonburg and members of Mount Clinton Mennonite Church, are taking part in this year’s program. The other 13 youth are from Pennsylvania, Indiana, Texas, Florida and Jamaica.

For more information about LEAP365, contact Marvin Lorenzana, director of LEAP365 at 540.560.2842.

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