Shining in Joy: Young Adult Hike

On Saturday, October 20th at 7:00 in the morning, eight Young Adults and two young-at-heart embarked on the journey of a lifetime: the drive to and ascent of Mount Major in Alton, New Hampshire. The hike was a great opportunity for the young adults to get to know each better and work towards a common goal. According to Pastor Dutzmann, this year was the first in a few that the entire group stayed together and climbed the mountain as one large group, instead of some charging up the mountain while others walked behind.

As the young adults walked up and supported each other through the hike, Pastor Dutzmann occasionally stopped to point out the beauty of God’s creation and various historical landmarks that could be seen from the higher elevation. The views of Lake Winnipesaukee were absolutely stunning, and as the group ascended they only got better and better. All those who attended the hike felt the deeper connection to God through His creation that being surrounded by nature can give. After the victory of reaching the top, the group ascended and drove to Tilt’n Diner in Tilton, New Hampshire to savor another one of God’s best creations: a filling lunch of diner food and milkshakes.

“Although I personally have never been particularly fond of hiking, or exercise in general, this hike particularly was a wonderful experience, and I thank God for all of the people I was able to share it with.” – Sarah Johnson, Lutheran Young Adult Corps member

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