4:44 PM EST, December 30, 2012
Members of Grace Academy's Student Government were among the nearly 800 high school students who attended the World Concerns Conference Nov. 18 to 20 in Washington, D.C.
The students considered many challenging problems that confront the world, our community and ways they can make a difference.
The concept of doing justice stirred up the students' hearts and minds to focus on those who are most vulnerable in our society and how to meet their needs. These include the poor and homeless, the unborn, those in prison, those trapped in the human trafficking trade and those with physical disabilities.
It moved from concept into action when the students experienced the “Urban Plunge,” which meant being sent out in small groups to meet the homeless on the streets of D.C., share a meal with them and learn their stories and their challenges.
The experience brings awareness to social injustices. but could potentially be life changing. The Bible says to do justice and love mercy, so as followers of Jesus Christ, the students must act. This article will be followed up by ways these students will be a blessing to others in the Hagerstown community.
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