Brian Schulenburg and Darrin Geier, pastors at Woodbury Community Church, made the trip.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Brian Schulenburg and Darrin Geier, pastors at Woodbury Community Church, visited Haiti the week after Thanksgiving. “I went to Haiti looking for ways our church could help and I was overwhelmed by what I saw and learned,” Schulenburg said. Since their return, the pair has been working to share their experiences with people, encourage them to give or go, and planning how to involve their congregation in helping build a brighter tomorrow for the Haitian people. Schulenburg and Geier were joined in Haiti by six other pastors from across the country as part of a Senior Pastor’s trip hosted by World Wide Village (WWV) of St. Paul. They visited a number of Haitian pastors as well as schools in Luly and Williamson. They also went to a children’s…
Scouts from Woodbury recently returned from a 17-day New Mexico backpacking trip.
Woodbury Boy Scout Troop 72 recently returned from a scouting expedition they will not soon forget. The troop spent more than two weeks at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, backpacking and learning about how Americans in the southern U.S. went about their lives in the 1800s and 1900s. Scout leader David Hart, who has been with Troop 72 for 20 years and a scoutmaster for nearly 40, said the 17-day backpacking trek was a great experience. A total of 28 Woodbury-area scouts and leaders went on the trip; nine were adults helping lead the expedition. Hart said each scout and leader was saddled with a pack that weighed 40-50 pounds, and being able to handle that weight while hiking through the wilderness took some training before the trip…