May 2019

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,

to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

As you know, on April 7th we had a parish-wide fundraising event, the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, to support the Upper St. Croix Parish Youth Group’s summer retreat and mission trip. Many of our youth group members will graduate this year, and this is the very first parish-wide fundraising event. Because of this, when I was first planning this event, I was a little bit concerned about whether or not our younger kids could really run this big event.

However, while I was working with our youth and their parents, I was just amazed by all their leadership, hard work, service, dedication, commitment and other various talents. From planning meetings for this event to the day of the event, and even after, they were awesome!! Through them, I witnessed how much of a bright future our churches hold! They are great young leaders of our churches!

The Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction helped us raise $1,398, with the final total being $1,271.56 after reimbursements. Although it was a rainy and chilly day, more than 70 people joined in our event. Without your prayers and support, it wouldn’t have been possible. Therefore, I am deeply grateful for God who led all of us throughout this event, and for all the people who worked, helped and supported us.

During this summer, our Youth group will be going on a summer retreat to Green Bay and a mission trip to Superior. And now, we dream big again for next year. We can’t wait to see what kind of future will lead our youth! Again, I would like to say thank you for all your prayers and supports, and I hope you will continue to pray and support our amazing young leaders for the future of the Upper St. Croix Parish!


Pastor Ran