Concordia University Chicago’s Lutheran Teacher Education (LTE) program welcomed students from Walther Christian Academy to campus for a time of Christian fellowship, fun, and learning.
The LTE students hosted a geocaching competition for the 6th-8th graders. Teams were given a GPS and a list of coordinates where caches were hidden. Inside each cache students found questions testing their knowledge in a variety of subjects. The three teams who found the most caches and correctly answered the most questions received prizes donated by the university bookstore.
The event provided opportunity for faculty and students of both Walther and CUC to connect with and be enriched by one another.
Lois Stewart, Mission Facilitator for Schools in the NID, related a joyful exchange with a student:
As we were walking to chapel, a girl initiated a conversation about her swimming competition and how she had had to miss a music rehearsal to go swim. We got into chapel, and there were musicians playing, and she sat there and stared at them. I said, “You must really like what they’re doing.” And she said, “I love their music!”
The event was held as part of a partnership between the NID and CUC, the goal of which is to promote church work to young people in the District.